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Swing to Bop: The Music of Charlie Christian

Pioneer of the Electric Guitar

By Stanley Ayeroff

Guitar (All) - Intermediate-Advanced - Digital Download
Pioneer of the Electric Guitar. Composed by Stanley Ayeroff. Jazz. E-book and online audio. 240 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music (M0.20196BCDEB).

Item Number: M0.20196BCDEB

ISBN 1610658566.

Countless musicians have been inspired upon hearing Charlie Christian for the first time. In this exciting book, the author has compiled 39 precise solo transcriptions (in notation only), as well as a thorough analysis of each. There is also a complete "how to" section that is a book in itself. The author has recorded each transcription in slow and fast versions on the audio. The book contains some of Charlie's best work including the Jam Sessions at Minton's, John Hammond's Spirituals to Swing concert and the Celestial Express Blue Note Recordings. Charlie Christian was the first to popularize the use of the electric guitar in jazz. He was the pioneer who led the way.

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  • 2018-04-17 07:01:35.0 Great!

    Stan Ayeroff did a great job. The book is very useful, written in accessible language and the whole theory is supported by concrete examples that will undoubtedly enrich the jazz lexicon of any guitarist. No other book has such an extensive collection of transcribed solos, and this is material for...

    many months and even years of fruitful study and mastery of the secrets of the great master.

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