Master the rich and varied world of mainstream jazz guitar. These 47 lessons and etudes present a comprehensive course of study to facilitate rapid progress with harmonic sensibility, fingerboard scholarship, essential repertoire, and stylistic nuance. These gorgeous, performance-quality etudes are rooted in the timeless jazz swing tradition, for solo, duet, and soloing over ensemble. The accompanying online recording demonstrates performances of the etudes. Traditional notation and tablature are included.
“It's obvious that Jon put a lot of experience and thought into this book. Not only do the studies here serve to develop all kinds of 'chops' and fingerboard knowledge, they open the door to the ear training that leads to creating great melodies and improvising/comping over changes. The examples in the style of some of our guitar heroes are priceless and give affirmation to the whole work.” – Gene Bertoncini
“Jon Wheatley has generously shared some wonderfully useful ideas, techniques, and observations. Exploring this book will definitely enrich anyone's understanding and performance of swing/jazz guitar!” – Howard Alden
“Jon Wheatley has produced an excellent book and accompanying recording. It is a really comprehensive study-course for learning mainstream jazz guitar, mainly for intermediate and advanced students. I particularly enjoyed how he applied the concepts taught onto brief transcriptions (with audio) of his original solos done on familiar chord changes, but created or shaded in the style of various historic masters: Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Moore, and others. This book is a big deal and deserves major attention.” – Chris Flory
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