(REH Publications). Examine the solo concepts of top jazz guitarists in this info-packed book/CD pack. The CD includes full demonstration and rhythm-only tracks to assist with learning the styles of Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Barney Kessel, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Johnny Smith and many others. The book includes phrase-by-phrase performance notes; tips on arpeggio substitution, scale substitution, tension and resolution, jazz-blues, chord soloing and more; and standard notation and tab.
Includes Guitar TAB16 pagesSize: 12" x 9"Artist: Barney KesselISBN: 634013912
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Here's what you get in this book: Six substantial solos, recorded and written out (tab and music notation...), each with specific and easy to understand discussion, phrase by phrase, of how the notes were chosen. The solos and chord progressions are great...right in the bop/post bop zone, and, the phrase by phrase disection provides an immediately applicable resource. The analysis of the solos gets you playing those elusive jazz sounds right away, and lots of sensible narrative means you will understand the theory. For me, this is the one book I wish I had thirty years ago. Great value.
I've been playing guitar for 24 years and I found this book to be extremely informative and helpful. The book is very detailed in the deconstruction of the solos, which is the greatest way to learn to take a solo, learn it, then make it your own by adding your own ideas! The information in this book is enough to keep you practicing for a VERY long time. There's so much on substitutions and on using different scales over changes that seem intimidating, but, with this book, you'll never be confused again! I highly recommend this book. This book is worth ten times the price.
Like one of the other reviewers, I had purchased this instructional tape series but only two parts: Arpeggio Substitutions and Tension & Resolution. To say that I purchased those tapes about 15 years ago and I STILL USE THE SUBSTITUTIONS THAT I LEARNED IN THIS BOOK TODAY. Listen, just get this book... You won't regret it...
PS- There's a typo in the book description. The book is actually...
This book is big on analysis of the solos presented. "WHY" does this work over that? And to boot, the author presents these solos in the styles of the greats: Wes Montgomery; Joe Pass; Kenny Burrell; and others. I think some reviewers are missing the point when they complain that the "licks" aren't super-advanced. The point of the book is to give you meaty jazz lines - indeed, entire solos - and then, most important, to explain to you, bar by bar by bar, why each of the notes was included in the improvised solo.
So, Wise's book is an education in jazz guitar soloing. Why did Wes Montgomery play an arpeggiated C major triad, followed by a D triad, over an Am7 chord? Why play a BbMaj7 arpeggio over a C7 chord? You learn not only THAT you can do these cool moves, but you learn why they work, why they sound great and jazzy and sophisticated.
The CD tracks are absolutely first-rate. I rip them to .mp3s and slow them down to a crawl for practice. Eke up the...
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