02-08-2013 03:46 AM
I recently got this book for my birthday.
Anyone here has it\used it\browsed it?
What do you think about it?
Got any tips about how to get the most out of it?
02-09-2013 12:22 AM
02-12-2013 06:33 AM
02-26-2013 02:04 AM
I think it is a good book, rather like reference and summary than real deep analysis into the listed subjects.
If you go through it, then you have to choose your path, what to emphasize on more.
02-26-2013 09:32 AM
It's funny, I've played jazz tunes and progressions with jazzy chords during the years but this book can make me feel like a beginner sometimes. Like this exercise "now from this Am7 move to a D7 fingered like this...", and I might know that fingering\voicing but never really used it - and I notice that I stumble through what supposes to be a simple chord progression, so I find myself having to practice moving from one fingering to another as slowly as I can until it is as natural to me as moving from an open E chord to and open Am chord.
02-27-2013 05:44 AM
I've never read that book.
Jazz is a different animal. You have to play over multiple keys.
A good place to start is with a basic 12-bar blues using Dominant chords.
However, skip using the blues scale. Instead use the major scale, pentatonic scales and arpeggios. The basic blues has three different keys in it so you have to learn to play over each of those three chords and keys.
Jam over the blues progression in G (G7) until you figure it out. Then change the key and move up and down the neck using your same ideas. Get it to swing.
Get the changes into your head and ears. From there go to a jazz blues progression.
And then, after you figure that out, try other simpler jazz standards.
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