eBook + Online Audio
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
This book presents material that will help the intermediate guitarist improve the playing and sight-reading of big band guitar parts, while expanding their knowledge of the instrument at the same time. Extensive exercises dealing with the various chord qualities and the corresponding voicings are included, as well as sections on reading, improvising, and sample big band guitar parts.
Online audio included with recordings of select exercises
Special section on Freddie Greene style
Shortcuts and tips on substitution chords
Tips on playing over a blues progression
Section on interpreting articulation markings
Includes access to online audio.
Reading notes in open position
Rhythm guitar playing: maj7, -7, and dominant7 chords
Scales used for improvising
Reading notes in second position
Rhythm guitar playing: more chord qualities from the maj, minor, and dominant families
Improvising over a blues progression
Reading notes in fifth position
Rhythm guitar playing: diminished 7th, maj7 (s11), and dom7 (sus) chords
Rhythm guitar playing: Freddie Greene voicings
Triads and inversions
Big band guitar parts
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