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Jazzin' the Blues (Guitar)

A Complete Guide to Learning Jazz-Blues Guitar

By John Ganapes

A Complete Guide to Learning Jazz-Blues Guitar. Guitar Educational. Instructional, Jazz, Blues and Play Along. Instructional book (softcover) and accompaniment CD. With instructional text, standard notation and guitar tablature. 104 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695608).

Item Number: HL.695608

ISBN 9780634027369. 9x12 inches. John Ganapes and David Roos.

Take your playing to the next level with this comprehensive jazz-blues guitar instructional book/CD pack. With 15 hands-on lessons you will be immersed in the realm of jazz blues, learning to both improvise and comp with full-band play-along CD tracks and step-by-step instruction. The well-planned lesson style and organized design of this thorough source will have you jazzin' the blues in no time!

  • Introduction 
  • Tuning 
  • Basic Theory Review  Intervals; keys and scales; modes; chord construction; harmonizing scales; chord extensions; chromatic harmony; chord-scales
  • Lesson 1  Seventh chord structures; chord-scales; sixth-string posting; making lines from chord shapes
  • Old Time Blue  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 2  More seventh chord structures; fifth-string posting; making melodies from chord-scale shapes
  • Cool Shade  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 3  Building extended dominant chords; the relative minor substitute; changing chord quality; passing chords; chord hits
  • Blues for Charlie  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 4  Building extended dominant chords; the relative minor substitute; changing chord qualtiy; passing chords; chord hits
  • Jazzin' the Blues  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 5  Extending the ii-V-I progression; inverting lines; minor seventh arpeggios
  • Too, Too Smooth  Accompaniment
  • Too, Too Smooth, Too  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 6  Secondary dominant chords; the V of V chord; the secondary ii-V; thirteenth chord arpeggios; extensions of chord-scales
  • Hello, Mr. Christian  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 7  Seventh chord types; extensions and alterations; approach tones; enclosure; thematic development
  • Rising Blues  Accompaniment
  • Too, Too, Smooth, Revistied 
  • Lesson 8  Flat-five substitute; the bebop lick
  • Punctuatin' the Blues  Accompaniment
  • Swingin' Bop   Accompaniment
  • Lesson 9  Harmonic rhythm; the I-VI-ii-V turnaround; the final chord; anticipation
  • Let Me Tell You  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 10  Using scale harmonies; the walkup; harmonic consistency; chord melody; common tones
  • From East to Wes  Accompaniment
  • Up and Down the Block  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 11  Minor blues harmony; a descending line; chord-scale choices; the diminished seventh arpeggio
  • Alone at Midnight  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 12  Sideslipping; harmonic gravity; soling over sideslips; popcorn licks
  • For Mr. M  Accompaniment
  • Mr. M Returns  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 13  Relative major chord substitution; diminsihed chord resolutions; a minor turnaround; an altered chord-scale; octave playing; octave fingerings; more chord melody
  • Three Ways to Say It  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 14  The minor iv chord; harmonic sequencing; backcycling
  • Drivin' the Coast  Accompaniment
  • Bluebird  Accompaniment
  • Lesson 15  Major blues harmony; major to minor shift; sixths and sevenths
  • And I Quote  Accompaniment
  • Chord Reference 
  • Where to Go from Here? 
  • Guitar Notation Legend 

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  • 5

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  • August 23, 2013 Disappointed!

    Ordered book/cd combo with anticipation-tried to play cd, only to find that it won't play on ANY of my cd players. So...into the trash went the whole thing-expect better from Hal Leonard.

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  • 5

    Roberto Ricotti
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  • April 28, 2007 Great !!

    Fantastic book but not for beginners. Only diffucult for me.....the tecnical language, I'm Italian. Bye

    30 of 45 people found this review helpful.
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