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Hal Leonard Guitar Method: Jazz Guitar
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Hal Leonard Guitar Method: Jazz Guitar

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Author: Jeff Schroedl

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Table of Contents

THE BASICS
WHAT IS JAZZ?
WHO'S WHO IN JAZZ GUITAR?
JAZZ PERFORMANCE ESSENTIALS
THE GUITARIST'S ROLE
EQUIPMENT AND SOUND
TECHNIQUE
CHORDS
SEVENTH CHORDS
Tuning Notes
Exercises
EXTENDED CHORDS
ALTERED CHORDS
OTHER COMMON CHORDS
MELODY VOICINGS
QUARTAL VOICINGS
MULTI-PURPOSE VOICINGS
COMMON CHORD PROGRESSIONS
TRITONE SUBSTITUTION
PASSING CHORDS
COMPING STYLES
Big Band
Small Combo
Latin Jazz
IMPROVISATION
The Major Scale
Fingerings
The Harmonic Minor Scale
The Melodic Minor Scale
The Diminished Scale
The Whole Tone Scale
IMPROVISING OVER DOMINANT CHORDS
IMPROVISING OVER MINOR CHORDS
IMPROVISING OVER MINOR 7E5 CHORDS
IMPROVISING OVER DIMINISHED SEVENTH CHORDS
IMPROVISING OVER MAJOR 7B5 CHORDS
SOLOING STYLES
Early Swing
Mainstream Jazz
Bebop
Post Bop
SOLO JAZZ GUITAR
CHORD VOICINGS
HOW TO BUILD CHORD-MELODY ARRANGEMENTS
REHARMONIZATION TECHNIQUES
THE MELODY
INTROS & ENDINGS
INTROS
ENDINGS

Featuring in-depth lessons and 40 great jazz classics, the Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning jazz guitar. This book uses real jazz songs to teach you the basics of accompanying and improvising jazz guitar in the style of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Charlie Christian, Jim Hall and many others.

Lesson topics include: chords and progressions; scales and licks; comping and soloing styles; chord-melody; intros and endings; technique; equipment and sound; and more! Songs include: Satin Doll • Take the “A” Train • Billie's Bounce • Impressions • Bluesette • My One and Only Love • Desafinado • Autumn Leaves • Watch What Happens • Misty • Song for My Father • and more.

For ease of use and enhanced learning, the audio examples are embedded right within the digital book and contain 99 tracks for demonstration and play-along.

“Highly Recommended.” – Just Jazz Guitar

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