Scales / Single Note Soloing
In this chapter we will explore modern approaches to single note soloing. Modern intervallic choices, scalar approaches, picking techniques and articulation such as sweeps and legato phrasing will be covered, as well as a few practicing ideas.
Here we will cover some approaches to modern chord voicings. We'll focus on breaking out of standard chord forms and developing voice leading. Quartal harmony, cluster voicings and modern substitutions will be covered.
In this chapter we will explore ways in which various rhythmic languages have been integrated into jazz in the past three decades. Odd meters, Brazilian rhythms, Indian theory as well as some metronome basics will be explored.
In this chapter we will explore signal processing, tonal manipulation, detuning, etc. in modern jazz guitar. We’ll cover time-based effects (reverb, delays, etc...) tonal effects (distortion, chorusing), amp technology, and how they have been integrated into several different guitarists’ musical languages.
Analysis of “Odd Culture, This...” and “Past and Future Warriors”
In this chapter I'll give a detailed analysis of two songs from my album Invisible City (Odd Culture Productions/Quicksilver Records). Many of the elements that we've studied throughout the book are present here, such as odd meters, modern chord voicings and jazz/rock guitar techniques, so this will be a good opportunity to explore these elements from the ground up.
Listening / Reading / Viewing / Bibliography / Study Materials
I'll conclude the book with a list and comments on several artists, their CDs, books and videos, to further help your studies. You'll be familiar with some of these players, but others may be new and definitely worth checking out. Also included will be a list of additional study materials