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Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist

By Jimmy Bruno

Guitar (all) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Jimmy Bruno. Saddle-stitched, Style, Technique, Theory, Reference & Rhythm. Jazz. Book. 32 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #20001. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20001).

Item Number: MB.20001

ISBN 9780786665075. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Guitarists face a sometimes overwhelming number of choices as to where to play a given note or phrase and what fingering to use. While a given fingering for a scale or phrase may be possible, it may not be practical. In this book, jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno lays out six fingerings for the major scales which he has found to be the most efficient in his thirty years of professional playing. These patterns are then used to derive fingerings for the dorian mode, mixolydian mode, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales. Illustrations are provided in notation and tablature with fretboard diagrams aiding visualization. By using these fingerings consistently, the guitarist will eliminate all unnecessary fingerings and remove a major obstacle to his or her development as a musician.

  • Acknowledgments 
  • Introduction 
  • The Major Scales 
  • Practice Tip 
  • The Dorian Mode 
  • The Mixolydian Mode 
  • The Natural Minor Scales 
  • The Harmonic Minor Scales 
  • The Melodic Minor Scales 
  • Conclusion 
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