Jazz Guitar Elements is designed to help the student jazz guitarist acquire the tools and skills necessary to become an accomplished jazz musician. Although there are a number of jazz guitar books already available, this book is different in that is has been designed as a self-instructional book. This new PDF version contains 218 pages and is filled with concise explanations, diagrams and examples. Topics are presented with clear reference to their use in jazz comping and improvisation. Chapter 4 includes modal jazz and Bebop compositions, each with melody and solo. All are original compositions written exclusively for this book and include music notation, tabs and audio.
"Jazz Guitar Elements" focuses on the essential information about chords, scales, arpeggios and improvisation that you need to know. It is not only about learning the guitar fingerboard, but understanding it in a way which is meaningful for jazz guitarists. The goal of this book is to foster a deeper understanding of the harmonic rules associated with jazz comping and improvisation in conjunction with a thorough understanding of the guitar fingerboard.
Jazz Guitar Elements now has audio for most of the examples. There are a total of 58 tracks. Many include piano, bass and drums along with jazz guitar. The audio tracks can be an enourmous help in learning to play the examples and solos.
Jazz Guitar Elements is an excellent resource for any guitarist seeking to become more fluent in playing jazz. Used along with a Fake Book, solo transcription books, a healthy collection of jazz recordings and some good old fashioned hard work, this book can take you a long way.