The Jazz Guitar Handbook

Author: Rod Fogg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781480341043
Size: 10.92 MB
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The Jazz Guitar Handbook from the Author: Rod Fogg. (Book). "My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'." Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian played his guitar on every Queen album and in all of Queen's live shows around the world. In this book you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian's unique instrument. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and beyond. All of this is accompanied with original diagrams, sketches and notes dating from the building of the guitar, as well as a great selection of photographs including Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and x-rays. Additional selling points: * Includes rare and previously unseen photographs of the Red Special, Brian and his father, and Queen. * The guitar has been fully dismantled and every piece is photographed.

Handbook For The Jazz Guitarist

Author: John W. Riemer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634435758
Size: 34.37 MB
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Handbook For The Jazz Guitarist from the Author: John W. Riemer. A collection of resources for the jazz guitarist.* Blues and Variations 5The one, four, five progression and common jazz substitutions* Chord, Scale , Arpeggio Connections 15Positional relationships between scales, chords and arpeggios* Chord Theory and Application 22Easy to understand chord structuring* Chords for Solo and Melody Playing 27Study of chords voiced especially for chord melodies and soloing* Coltrane Harmony for Guitar 29The "Coltrane" Chromatic scale* Comping Chord Changes 33Philosophy and technique of playing accompaniment* Convert to Minor 43An approach to use a familiar arpeggio pattern over all chord situations* Modal Harmonic Devices 49How to chord or improvise over minimal or modal chord progressions* Rhythmic Forward Motion 55Put more drive in your playing rhythmically* Symmetrical Harmonies...The Tritone Progression 66An approach to harmony according to Slonimsky* Synop sis of Chords ________________ 8 6Chords according to Slonimsky* Functional Harmony 89Improvising over complex chords* Intros, Turnarounds and Endings 102A study of vital chord movements* Managing Pentatonic Scales 113Exploring the full potential of the various pentatonic scale structures* Octave Technique 122Thicken your tone with the technique used by Wes Montgomery* Chord Reference 127Basic chord charts of major, minor and 7th chords throughout the neck* Two-Five-One Examples 135Fingerings of grouped two-five-one chord progressions* Index 136

The Latin Guitar Handbook

Author: Chris Mello
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1609746945
Size: 45.85 MB
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The Latin Guitar Handbook from the Author: Chris Mello. The most complete and comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music. Each chapter examines the styles common to the music of a featured country. Includes a thorough exploration of the history, common instrumentation, core rhythms, guitar patterns and chord voicings, transcriptions, application, and provides musical examples in each style.Students will explore: Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Vallenato, Baion, Bolero, Rumba Flamenco, and Contemporary Latin Pop...just to name a few! Students may choose to focus in on one style or sample many. This resource book contains valuable knowledge guitarists can also utilize in application to a multitude of branch styles (jazz, smooth jazz, pop, rock, and the ever – growing Latin Music market), including what to play with an ensemble.

The Electric Guitar Handbook

Author: Rod Fogg
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879309893
Size: 24.75 MB
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The Electric Guitar Handbook from the Author: Rod Fogg. (Book). Backbeat's successful Handbook format applied to the world's most popular instrument. The Electric Guitar Handbook is the latest entry in Backbeat's best-selling handbook series, combining a two-part book and an audio CD in a practical lay-flat binding for ease of reference when playing. Part one of the book examines how different types of electric guitars are made, and why varying construction methods influence the way guitars sound. It also looks at the role of various pieces of guitar hardware, including pick-ups, tremolo set-ups, and bridges. Part two is a comprehensive, user-friendly course in playing the electric guitar, from the basics of posture and hand positioning to music and tab reading and advanced performance. Newly written exercises presented in the book and also on the accompanying CD take the learner through each step in the process, covering styles including rock, country, blues, soul/funk, indie/alternative, and metal. Author Rod Fogg also offers practical advice on everything from simple scales to complex chords, alongside short features introducing key performers and styles.

The Blues Guitar Handbook

Author: Adam St. James
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781617130113
Size: 75.38 MB
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The Blues Guitar Handbook from the Author: Adam St. James. CD tracks consist of several musical examples played one after another.

Rgt Jazz Guitar Performance Diplomas Handbook

Author: Tony Skinner
Publisher: Registry of Guitar Tutors
ISBN: 9781905908271
Size: 14.67 MB
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Rgt Jazz Guitar Performance Diplomas Handbook from the Author: Tony Skinner. Use this book to develop your playing and gain an internationally-recognised qualification in jazz guitar playing. These Diplomas have been developed by the Registry of Guitar Tutors -- the world's foremost organisation for guitar education -- in association with London College of Music Exams, one of the worlds longest established and most respected music examination boards. Studying this book will prepare you to gain a fully-accredited Diploma from London College of Music Exams, which would legally entitle you to append the letters DipLCM, ALCM, LLCM or FLCM after your name. Preparing for one of these Diplomas will help you develop all aspects of your jazz guitar playing in a structured way, and encourage you to achieve your playing potential by setting yourself a challenging target to aim for. Topics covered include: jazz scales, jazz chords and arpeggios; jazz chord arrangements; reproducing and interpreting well-known jazz standards; improvising over jazz changes; rhythm guitar playing including extending, substituting and embellishing chords.

Jazz Singer S Handbook

Author: Michele Weir
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739033876
Size: 70.27 MB
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Jazz Singer S Handbook from the Author: Michele Weir. A guide to jazz singing offers advice on such topics as communicating through emotion, coloring the melody, and phrasing, along with information on preparing for a performance and creating an arrangement.

The Guitar Handbook

Author: Ralph Denyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781435277618
Size: 19.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Guitar Handbook from the Author: Ralph Denyer. Profiles famous guitarists, shows how guitars are constructed and repaired, and offers advice on learning to play and take care of a guitar