A Practical Guide to Jazz Band Guitar by
This book presents material that will help the intermediate guitarist improve the playing and sight-reading of big band guitar parts, while expanding their knowledge of the instrument at the same time. Extensive exercises dealing with the various chord qualities and the corresponding voicings are included, as well as sections on reading, improvising, and sample big band guitar parts.
- CD included with recordings of select exercises
- Special section on Freddie Greene style
- Shortcuts and tips on substitution chords
- Tips on playing over a blues progression
- Section on interpreting articulation markings
Chapter 1 - Reading notes in open position Chapter 2 - Rhythm guitar playing: maj7, -7, and dominant7 chords Chapter 3 - Scales used for improvising Chapter 4 - Reading notes in second position Chapter 5 - Rhythm guitar playing: more chord qualities from the maj, minor, and dominant families Chapter 6 - Improvising over a blues progression Chapter 7 - Reading notes in fifth position Chapter 8 - Rhythm guitar playing: diminished 7th, maj7 (s11), and dom7 (sus) chords Chapter 9 - Rhythm guitar playing: Freddie Greene voicings Chapter 10 - Triads and inversions Chapter 11 - Big band guitar parts