Playing Guitar In A Jazz Ensemble


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When recruiting guitar students for a the jazz ensemble, it is often the case that the guitarist does not read music notation well, or at all. The goal of this book is to simplify things for the jazz guitarist. By focusing on Freddie Green style, the inexperienced jazz ensemble guitarist has a window into the jazz style that will help them become a solid contributing member of a swinging rhythm section. Starting with Freddie Green chords and voicings, the book tracks these voicings across different styles from blues and swing to bossa nova. From there, the book explores voicings on higher strings that can be used for accompanying soloists (comping). Finally, the book explores jazz scales for the guitar that can be used for soloing. Chord shapes and voicings are shown in tab, standard notation, and chord charts to appeal to all guitar levels and backgrounds, and the video examples will help with understanding the major concepts.

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Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 0.5 in

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