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  • Arpegio Studies Jazz Standards
    Arpegio Studies Jazz Standards
    by Mimi FoxCD | book setAn in-depth approach by Mimi Fox to mastering arpeggios for guitarists, beginning with simple arpeggio studies, this book progresses through simple concepts and tunes then proceeds to tackle some of...
  • Bass Line Basics for Guitar
    Bass Line Basics for Guitar
    by Charles ChapmanCD | book setBass Line Basics introduces guitarists to the art of adding bass lines to their chord/rhythm playing. Adding bass lines to the average chord progression gives a sense of direction and motion...
  • Comping Concepts for Guitar
    Comping Concepts for Guitar
    by Mark BoligCD|book setPianists are the main sources of inspiration for new developments in jazz guitar comping. Yet guitarists have been slow to develop a comping vocabulary with harmonic sophistication, subtle...
  • Fingerstyle Jazz
    Fingerstyle Jazz
    by John KnowlesCD | book setThe late Lenny Breau was admired throughout the world for his complex fingerstyle jazz stylings. The first part of this text/CD contains Lenny's guitar workshop dealing with Building the Blues;...
  • Inside Outside
    Inside Outside
    by Vic JurisCD|book setVic played the solos in this collection with the student in mind. Each piece is based on the changes of popular jazz standards and will serve as great etudes for learning advanced jazz soloing...
  • Intro to Polyrythms
    Intro to Polyrythms
    by Ari Hoenig and Johannes WeidenmuellerDVD | book setOne of the best methods for learning advanced rhythm, polyrhythm, and metric/harmonic superimposition. Looks at rhythm through a magnifying glass and enables the student...
  • Jazz Ear Training
    Jazz Ear Training
    by Steve MasakowskiCD|book setJazz Ear Training: Learning to Hear Your Way Through Music, focuses the student on developing the ability to hear and react to harmonic structures common to the modern Jazz idiom, while adhering...
  • Jazz Intros and Endings
    Jazz Intros and Endings
    by Ron EscheteCD|book setJazz Intros and Endings by Ron Eschete offers 60 intros and endings for songs in many keys and styles. Ron Eschete is a well known and admired guitar player having played with Ray Brown, Gene...
  • Joe Pass Guitar Chords
    Joe Pass Guitar Chords
    by Joe PassbookOne of the finest books available on jazz guitar chords. Joe Pass covers all the bases with two sections on chord forms and chord passages. Chords are divided into six categories each showing substitutions...
  • Johnny Smith Approach to Guitar
    Johnny Smith Approach to Guitar
    by Johnny SmithJazz virtuoso Johnny Smith presents his complete system of chord analysis, scale and arpeggio study, and practical theory application. This is one of the most useful books to be found in any jazz guitarist's...
  • Make The Tune Your Best Friend
    Make The Tune Your Best Friend
    by Mordy FerberDVD"Make the Tune Your Best Friend" is a fresh musical approach to Jazz improvisation. It raises the level of awareness and provides tools to speak this unique language whether soloing or comping. Mordy...
  • Martin Taylor Guitar Method
    Martin Taylor Guitar Method
    by Martin TaylorCD|book setThe Martin Taylor Guitar Method offers you the chance to study with one of the giants of jazz guitar. Hailed by guitar legend Chet Atkins as "One of the greatest and most impressive guitarists in...
  • Modern Chords
    Modern Chords
    by Vic JurisCD|book setOne of the world?s great jazz guitarists, Vic Juris shares his insight into the wonderful world of harmony in this book. Vic teaches polychords and intervallic structures derived from the major,...
  • Quartal Harmony for Guitar
    Quartal Harmony for Guitar
    by Tom FloydCD | book setThis book contains a study and breakdown of "harmony in 4ths". The introduction of quartal harmony in modern jazz began in the 1960's. Compositions by Miles Davis and John Coltrane such as...
  • Six Essential Fingerings
    Six Essential Fingerings
    by Jimmy BrunoGuitarists 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...
  • Teaching Your Guitar to Walk
    Teaching Your Guitar to Walk
    by Paul MussoCD | book setA very well-written book teaching the popular fingerstyle bass/chord "walking" jazz guitar technique. This book is made to order for the novice fingerstyle jazz guitarist who wants to tie chord...

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