A Common Sense Approach to Improvisation for Guitar (Book)
The goal of this book is to provide a concept for guitarists that will help them go quickly to the core of the harmonies that must be dealt with in order to improvise over chord changes. Joe Negri shows how you can assimilate harmonies and quickly determine a common denominator that you instantly visualize on the fingerboard. From this `cell' harmony you will be able to build or create single-note melodic lines. Joe Negri has taken the fundamentals of music theory and made them applicable and relevant to th ...more
Product Number:
99607
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
40
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-6081-3
ISBN13:
978-07866-6081-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/13/2002
The goal of this book is to provide a concept for guitarists that will help them go quickly to the core of the harmonies that must be dealt with in order to improvise over chord changes. Joe Negri shows how you can assimilate harmonies and quickly determine a common denominator that you instantly visualize on the fingerboard. From this `cell' harmony you will be able to build or create single-note melodic lines. Joe Negri has taken the fundamentals of music theory and made them applicable and relevant to the improvising guitarist. One of this book's secrets is the use of basic triadic shapes as an organizational tool to demystify improvisation. This keep it simple approach allows improvisers to hear and unveil melodic lines that are right under their fingers within simple triadic shapes. These studies are packed with the basic information the student needs in order to use the chord tones as melodic focal points. Written in notation and tablature.

A Closer Look at the Guitar  

Playing Major Triads and their Inversions  

Arpeggio Picking for the Right Hand

Major Triads and Inversions in the Remaining Keys  

Playing Minor Triads and their Inversions  

Playing Three-Note Dominant Seventh Chords and their Inversions  

The Plagal Cadence  

The Authentic Cadence  

The Complete Authentic Cadence  

Building a Single-Note Line from a Triad  

The Charlie Christian Legacy  

Phrasing and Articulation  

Phrasing and Articulation with Sweep Picking  

Variations of Sweep and Slur Exercises  

The Upper Neighbor Tone  

Primary to Secondary Harmony  

The Complete Authentic Cadence with iim  

Examples of (iim) (V) (I) Progressions  

Spring Loose  

Cheery-Oak  

Spring Loose and Cheery-Oak Changes for Creating Melodic Lines  

Final Notes  

Acknowledgements  

 

 
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