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The accurate interpretation of swing rhythm is the most important element in jazz music. This collection of 7 jazz etudes and 11 exercises for solo guitar gives the student practice in playing this rhythmic pattern as well as working on other important skills. The etudes are written in notation only in different jazz styles: Swing, Latino, Bossa Nova, Blues, and Jazz Rock. These etudes develop the ability of the right hand to sound as if two or three instruments are playing simultaneously. All of the etudes have bright melodies and rich jazz harmony. They are intermediate in difficulty. The exercises feature numerous skills, including Swing style, walking bass, Latin style, finger speed, various rhythmic combinations, and broken lines. Includes access to online audio.
Etude No. 1 (slow swing)
Etude No. 2 (slow swing)
Etude No. 3 (latin)
Etude No. 4 (slow swing)
Etude No. 5 (samba)
Etude No. 6 (jazz-rock)
Etude No. 7 (blues)
Exercise 1 (swing)
Exercise 2 (latin)
Exercise 3 (latin)
Exercise 4 (C Scale)
Exercise 5 (C scale)
Exercise 6 (C scale)
Exercise 7 (diminished half-whole scale)
Exercise 8 (diminished half-whole scale)
Exercise 9 (diminished half-whole scale)
Exercise 10 (diminished half-whole scale and the G major scale)
Exercise 11 (four notes of each major scale)
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