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email address) Note: 10-18-19
I'm terribly sorry, but I'm out of stock right now.
Please check back in a few months
and I should have a few more books printed up to sell.
(I'm sorry, but I'm going in for some neck surgery soon.)
(If anyone finds any typos in the book please contact me right away.)
Use the Table Of Contents as you would use an index.
Eg.. If you are working on pentatonics, then look up pentatonics in
the TOC. If you are working on chord melody then look up the various
places where chord melody is mentioned in the TOC. Etc.:
Links are supplied below to excerpts from the individual chapters.
Joes Guitar Method
Towards A Jazz Improvisers Technique
Voicings Derived From Chord Scales (not
Melodic Shape/Motific Development (not
Superimposition (not written yet)
Poly-Rhythms (not written yet)
Miscellaneous Studies And Technical
Exercises (not written yet) Continued .....
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Basically because I was tired of writing out the same stuff year
after year in my little handwritten scrawl for student after student.
I've been teaching jazz guitar and improvisation at the college level
(Mohawk College) for approximately 20 years now (I've lost count). I
was finding that the vast majority of 1st year college level guitar
students were all lacking in many of the same basic areas. Of course
every student is different but the stuff in my book tries to address
the things that are more or less universally required in my opinion
by any aspiring guitarist in today's advanced competitive scene.
I may not ever actually formally publish this book. I wrote it mainly
to use with my own private students. I had it posted on the Web here
for free for several years so that my private students could easily
download its contents, and also to help me to attract some new
students. But most of my students have had a big hassle downloading
it all and printing it all up by themselves. Plus, my web host is
starting to ask me for money now because of all the bandwidth that
some of you serial downloaders take up. So now the book is only
available in a hard copy version for a modest price.
I don't recommend that novice players attempt to go through this book
on their own, although lots of novice players have purchased the book
and seem to be getting something out of it. I think that having an
experienced teacher/player help you with this material is really the
way to go.