Modern Jazz Guitar Styles (eBook + Online Audio)
"A unique book and audio package including extensive chapters on soloing, chords, rhythm and effects. With in-depth exercises on modern scale applications and intervallic choices, developing individual chord voicings, incorporating rock and funk concepts, exploring elements from world music such as odd meters and polyrhythms, and ideas for developing your own sonic textures and approach to tonal manipulation. Each section features an essay illustrating the musical history and specific innovations of modern ...more
Product Number:
99917BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
104
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5830-2
ISBN13:
978-16106-5830-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
11/14/2011
"A unique book and audio package including extensive chapters on soloing, chords, rhythm and effects. With in-depth exercises on modern scale applications and intervallic choices, developing individual chord voicings, incorporating rock and funk concepts, exploring elements from world music such as odd meters and polyrhythms, and ideas for developing your own sonic textures and approach to tonal manipulation. Each section features an essay illustrating the musical history and specific innovations of modern jazz guitar masters, with insightful commentary accompanying each concept and example. The last section thoroughly analyzes studio performances of two original compositions incorporating all the above materials. Modern Jazz Guitar Styles provides the serious student or professional seeking to broaden his palette with a comprehensive overview of the current state of jazz guitar.

Extensive chapters on soloing, chords, rhythm and effects

In-depth exercises on modern scale applications and intervallic choices

Ideas for developing your own sonic textures and approach to tonal manipulation

Covers developing individual chord voicings, incorporating rock and funk concepts and exploring elements from world music

Provides serious student/professional a comprehensive overview of current state of jazz guitar

Includes access to online audio.
1) Introduction�������������������������.4

2) Scales / Single Note Soloing�������������������.6
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.

3) Chords���������������������������.28
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.

4) Rhythm���������������������������44
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.

5) Effects���������������������������..71
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.

6) Analysis of "Odd Culture, This�" and "Past and Future Warriors"�..76
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.

7) Listening / Reading / Viewing / Bibliography / Study Materials����.85
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.
 
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