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Complete Jazz Guitar Method

Beginning Jazz Guitar

By Jody Fisher

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Beginning Jazz Guitar. Composed by Jody Fisher. This edition: Standard Notation Only. Guitar Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction; Technique Musicianship. Complete Method. Jazz. Book and CD. 96 pages. Alfred Music #00-40641. Published by Alfred Music (AP.40641).

Item Number: AP.40641

ISBN 9780739094419. English.

Anyone with knowledge of basic chords and guitar scale fingerings can dig in and start learning to play jazz right away with this best-selling book and CD by renowned jazz guitarist and educator Jody Fisher, now in a standard-notation-only edition.

Spanning topics like the major scale and basic triad theory to extended chords and the modes, this book features a full-length etude or song to go with every new concept introduced. Beginning Jazz Guitar breaks the age-old tradition of dry, intimidating, and confusing jazz books to provide a step-by-step, enjoyable method for learning to play jazz. Clearly organized in easy-to-master segments, each chapter is divided into separate lessons on harmony and improvisation. This is the ideal method for any guitarist who is ready to go beyond the basics and explore jazz.

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started 
  • Open Position Chords 
  • Barre Chords 
  • Reading Music 
  • Blues Progression and Strumming 
  • Pentatonic Scale Fingerings 
  • Chapter 2 
  • Lesson 1A: Basic Theory 
  • The Chromatic Scale 
  • The Major Scale 
  • Key Signatures 
  • Intervals 
  • The Cycle of 4ths (or 5ths) 
  • Reading Roman Numerals 
  • Lesson 1B: Major Scale Fingerings 
  • Lesson 2A: Triad Theory & Root Position Fingerings 
  • Major Triad Theory 
  • Major Triad Inversions 
  • Minor, Diminished, and Augmented Triads --- and Their Inversions 
  • The Four Basic String Sets 
  • Root Position Triad Fingerings 
  • Etude No. 1: Root Position Triads 
  • Lesson 2B: Two More Major Scale Fingerings 
  • Lesson 3A: First-Inversion Triads on Four String Sets 
  • Etude No. 2: First-Inversion Triads 
  • Lesson 3B: Two More Major Scale Fingerings 
  • Lesson 4A: Second-Inversion Triads on the Four String Sets 
  • Etude No. 3: Second-Inversion Triads 
  • Lesson 4B: Major Scale Etude 
  • Etude No. 4: The Major Scale 
  • Chapter 3 
  • Lesson 1A: Constructing Larger Chords 
  • How Larger Chord Formulas Work 
  • Extensions 
  • Inverting Larger Chords 
  • Voicings 
  • Lesson 1B: Major Scale Etude 
  • Etude No. 5: The Major Scale 
  • Lesson 2A: 6th Chords 
  • Major 6th Chords 
  • Minor 6th Chords 
  • Etude No. 6: 6th Chords 
  • Lesson 2B: Connecting Major Scales 
  • Lesson 3A: 7th Chords 
  • Major 7th Chords 
  • Minor 7th Chords 
  • Dominant 7th Chords 
  • Etude No. 7: 7th Chords 
  • Lesson 3B: Three-Octave Scales 
  • Lesson 4A: 9th Chords 
  • Extensions & Chord Families 
  • Major 9th Chords 
  • Minor 9th Chords 
  • Dominant 9th Chords 
  • Etude No. 8: 9th Chords 
  • Etude No. 9: More 9th Chords 
  • Lesson 4B: More Three-Octave Scales 
  • Lesson 5A: Other Chords You Need to Know 
  • Minor 11th Chords 
  • Dominant 11th Chords 
  • Major 13th Chords 
  • Minor 13th Chords 
  • Dominant 13th Chords 
  • Major Add9 Chords 
  • Minor Add9 Chords 
  • Min7Flat5 (Half-Diminished) Chords 
  • Diminished 7th Chords 
  • Dominant 7th Suspended Chords 
  • Minor/Ma7 Chords 
  • Dominant 7th Augmented Chords 
  • Etude No. 10: More Chords 
  • Lesson 5B: Two Tunes Using the Major Scale 
  • Noah's Groove 
  • Blues for Maggie 
  • Chapter 4 
  • Lesson 1A: The Harmonized Major Scale 
  • Lesson 1B: Improvising with the Major Scale 
  • What It's All About 
  • Diatonic Thinking 
  • Lesson 2A: Major Chord Scales 
  • Lesson 2B: Two Tunes Based on the Major Scale 
  • Ruby, My Deerfly 
  • Fly Like a Beagle 
  • Lesson 3A: More Major Chord Scales 
  • Lesson 3B: Two More Tunes Based on the Major Scale 
  • Noisy Nights 
  • The Creature 
  • Lesson 4A: More Major Chord Scales 
  • Lesson 4B: Two More Tunes Based on the Major Scale 
  • Julie in Wonderland 
  • Samba de Shauna 
  • Chapter 5 
  • Lesson 1A: Roman Numerals and Transposition 
  • Lesson 1B: Modes of the Major Scale --- The Basics 
  • Lesson 2A: More About Roman Numerals and Transposition 
  • Lesson 2B: Modes of the Major Scale --- Parallel-Approach Fingerings 
  • D Dorian 
  • E Phrygian 
  • F Lydian 
  • G Mixolydian 
  • A Aeolian 
  • B Locrian 
  • Practice Progressions 
  • Lesson 3A: Vertical Chord Scales 
  • Lesson 3B: Modes of the Major Scale --- Derivative Approach 
  • Lesson 4A: More Vertical Chord Scales 
  • Lesson 4B: Two Modal Tunes 
  • Nosh 4 Josh 
  • Chocolate Tuna Enchiladas 
  • Lesson 5A: More Vertical Chord Scales 
  • Lesson 5B: Two Modal/Diatonic Tunes 
  • Modelicious 
  • Blue Tofu 
  • How Jazz Works 
  • Technique 
  • Basic Left- and Right-Hand Technique 
  • Posture 
  • Basic Strumming Technique 
  • Fingerstyle Chords 
  • Pick and Fingers Technique 
  • Practice 
  • The Value of Practicing Slowly 
  • Learning Difficult Chords and Changing Chords 
  • Learning Scales Two Strings at a Time 
  • The Value of Locked Positions 
  • Practicing the Major Scales 
  • Limiting Rhythmic Options 
  • Using Melodic Patterns 
  • Soloing 
  • Form: Using an Opening, Body, and Conclusion 
  • Form Based on Motif and Variation 
  • The Use of Repetition in Your Solos 
  • Tag Ending (Afterword) 
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