The Jazz Guitar Handbook

The Jazz Guitar Handbook

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The Jazz Guitar Handbook is a step-by-step guide to mastering one of the most creative and challenging types of music on the guitar.  Starting with simple blues-based riffs over basic chord sequences, the book leads the reader rapidly to advanced harmony and improvisation. Along the way it teaches all the scales, chords, and theory guitar players need to make their way in jazz.

The Jazz Guitar Handbook covers a wide range of styles, including jazzy blues, swing, bebop, modal, jazz-funk, Gypsy, and more.

The highlights include:

  • An illustrated history of jazz guitars and guitarists
  • More than 100 excerises and musical examples in notation and tab
  • All the essential scales and chords
  • The fundamentals of modern jazz harmony and improvisation
  • Advice on choosing a guitar for jazz
  • A 96-track CD of exercises, scales, chords, and backing tracks

Easy to use and useful for players at various levels, this volume is a must-have reference for players looking to expand their jazz skillset.

About the author

Rod Fogg is a guitarist and writer, based in London, England, where he performs, teaches, and runs workshops. He is the author of The Electric Guitar Handbook and How To Read Music and the co-author of Django Reinhardt: Know The Man, Play The Music and The Totally Interactive Band Bible.

The Jazz Guitar Handbook
$29.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781480341043
UPC: 884088555047
Width: 9.25″
Length: 11.0″
256 pages, plus CD
Backbeat Books is an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group

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About HLPAPG

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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