Jazz Guitar Elements is designed to help the student jazz guitarist acquire the tools and skills necessary to become an accomplished jazz musician. Although there are a number of jazz guitar books already available, this book is different in that is has been designed as a self-instructional book. As a jazz guitar teacher who has taught guitar for a number of years, I felt the need to stop repeating myself and put it all down in a book. This book allows jazz guitar students to seek out much of the essential information about chords, scales, arpeggios and improvisation on their own. In my teaching, this book has allowed me to free up valuable contact time with my students to talk about all those other things which are difficult to put down on paper
Jazz Guitar Elements is an excellent resource for any guitarist seeking to become more fluent in playing jazz. Used along with a Fake Book, solo transcription books, a healthy collection of jazz recordings and some good old fashioned hard work, this book can take you a long way.
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Amazing Jazz Guitar Book
Very thorough and beautifully designed book
This is a great book for any guitar player wanting to expand his or her Jazz vocabulary. Being chords, scales, or arpeggios… the book is very clearly written, with great music examples and exercises. The tracks sound awesome, and the best is that you can hear them while reading the charts in the examples (great for playing over). The book presentation is awesome, making it easy to read and follow. The best is that it also works on the iPhone, so you can bring it with you everywhere!
I highly recommend this book for any guitar player that wants to continue to learn and explore the instrument. Or anyone (like me) needing a refresh on some chord voicings and scales that I can use.