Synopses & Reviews
A unique book and CD package including extensive chapters on soloing, chords, rhythm and effects. With in-depth exercises on modern scale applications and intervallic choices, developing individual chord voicings, incorporating rock and funk concepts, exploring elements from world music such as odd meters and polyrhythms, and ideas for developing your own sonic textures and approach to tonal manipulation. Each section features an essay illustrating the musical history and specific innovations of modern jazz guitar masters, with insightful commentary accompanying each concept and example. The last section thoroughly analyzes studio performances of two original compositions incorporating all the above materials. Modern Jazz Guitar Styles provides the serious student or professional seeking to broaden his palette with a comprehensive overview of the current state of jazz guitar.