The Improvising Fingerstyle Guitarist (Book + Online Audio)
This book is written -with the guitar at hand- to help you as a fingerstyle guitarist, improvise in a contemporary way on the guitar. Every musician can learn to improvise. You just need to study and practice the right tools.

Each chapter focuses on a different improvisational approach. An extensive theoretical knowledge is not necessary. This book is written for all levels: the beginner, the intermediate and advanced player. Every guitarist will find new insights an ...more
Product Number:
30697M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
148
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6656-9
ISBN13:
978-15134-6656-9
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
12/9/2020
This book is written -with the guitar at hand- to help you as a fingerstyle guitarist, improvise in a contemporary way on the guitar. Every musician can learn to improvise. You just need to study and practice the right tools.

Each chapter focuses on a different improvisational approach. An extensive theoretical knowledge is not necessary. This book is written for all levels: the beginner, the intermediate and advanced player. Every guitarist will find new insights and concepts to broaden his improvisational skills.

Studying this book will increase your confidence for improvising, stimulate your command of the guitar with scale, interval, arpeggio studies and above all stimulate your imagination and musical creativity.

In every chapter there is a 'Your turn' section, following the examples. The aim is to create your own improvisations. The book contains standard notation and tablature. Includes access to online audio.

Breaking Down the C Major Scale

Single Note Lines Preceded by a Bass Note

Dyads and Melodic Invention

Root-Root Alteration in the Bass

Adding a Middle Voice

More Movement in the Middle Voice

Basic Chords

Chord Arpeggiation

Chord Parts and Upper Voice Movement

Dyads Based on All the Scale Notes

All Approaches Thus Far

Root-Third in the Bottom Voice

Embellishing the Bass Line (Part 1) Approach Notes

Embellishing the Bass Line (Part 2) A Freer Approach

Adding Chromatic Tones in the Melody

Modern Sounds (Part 1) f5 and s5 in the Middle Voice

Modern Sounds (Part 2) Adding an M7 to Minor Chords in the Middle Voice

Modern Sounds (Part 3) Adding Major and Minor Seconds in the Middle Voice

Modern Sounds (Part 4) Sus2 and Sus4 Chords

The C Major Scale in Higher Positions on the Fretboard

Root-Third in Higher Positions

Root-Third Two-Part Playing

Shell Voicings

Shell Voicings and Melodic Material

Direct Substitutions on Shell Voicings

Modern Sounds in Higher Positions

Altered Dominants f5 s5 f9 s9 in the Upper Voice

Chord Progressions with Specific Chord Names

All Together Now

 
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