Volume I in the Jazz Guitar Series. It deals with the fundamentals of jazz guitar and was written to help musicians who already have a basic knowledge of functional harmony and are in what I call the “just do it” phase of learning.Topics covered are: Major and minor scales, Basic modes, Long and short arpeggios. Fingerings and exercises are also given to help develop technique. The second section deals with fingerboard harmony and includes topics from basic diatonic function , turn-arounds secondary dominants and tritone substitutions in a workbook form.
by Bill Farrish
Covers the basics, how to read notes on the staff, intervals, major and minor scales, key signatures, triads, inversions, basic rhythms and song forms, chord charts an lead sheets. Written for complete beginners regardless of instrument.
by Bill Farrish
“This is a well-organized, well-presented overview of modern harmony. Bill guides the reader through the increasingly complex tangle of scale/chordal harmony with clarity and ample opportunity for the reader to practice, perfect and implement each concept. Bill Farrish has created a great workbook for all instruments, I highly recommend it”.Prof. Doug Munro, Director Emeritus Jazz Studies, Purchase College SUNY
This book is intended to give the student of Jazz/Commercial Music a working knowledge of applied Major Key Harmony. After completing this book you will have a harmonic practice guide. The student is also encouraged to learn all of the techniques presented in all keys on his/her instrument.
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