Anyone with a knowledge of basic chords and guitar scales can dig right in and learn to play jazz right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything, from basic to advanced techniques. The clearly organized lessons add up to a step-by-step, enjoyable method supplemented by full-length etudes or songs with every new concept. Beginning concepts span from major scale and basic triad theory all the way to extended chords and the modes. For the intermediate player, this book can help with the ii-V-I progression, creating solo lines, altered chord formulas, and comping in such jazz feels such as Latin, swing, ballad, and even funk. You will then master the art of playing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of a song simultaneously, making your guitar the ultimate jazz solo instrument. The book concludes with advanced techniques for improvisation. Whether you are starting to learn jazz guitar or are an advanced player looking to give your playing more nuance, Jazz Guitar Method Complete is all you´ll ever need. An MP3 CD demonstrating examples in the book is included.
Gypsy Jazz (sometimes known as Jazz-Manouche) is the first unique style of jazz music originating from Europe. It has influences that stem from; Hungarian Czardas; French musette waltzes; Spanish flamenco; and, of course, the music of the Sinti. It was originally played exclusively by Sinti musicians in a swing style. Django Reinhardt, the most renowned player of Gypsy Jazz, made it popular throughout the world with his ground-breaking techniques. To this day countless guitarists are influenced by the music and personality of Django Reinhardt. In Sinti culture, the techniques of playing Gypsy Jazz are traditionally passed down orally from generation to generation without ever being written down. It is because of this that musicians who are not Sinti often misunderstand the essence of this distinctly intriguing and fascinating music. The need for an authentic, written introduction to Gypsy Jazz guitar inspired Bertino Rodmann, a performing Gypsy Jazz guitarist from Frankfurt, Germany, to create this written method for Gypsy Jazz Guitar. Using the best examples of all the best performances, past and present, as well as showcasing the typical aspects of rhythm and lead guitar in Gypsy Jazz, his book aims to develop the reader´s respect for the ancient traditions of the Sinti and their music and bring this to a wider culture.