Organize the guitar fretboard, develop your technique, and learn to confidently navigate the instrument by gaining a firm understanding of the pentatonic, blues, major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales and their modes.
Study the styles of some of the most influential jazz guitarists, and learn the basics behind the jazz language: chord/scale usage, building melodic tension, and improvisation techniques.
Gain command of the techniques necessary to play jazz guitar in a compelling and authentic manner.
How do you get that modern jazz sound?
Performers and Arrangers: Add color, character, and sophistication to your chord voicings. Learn to use fourths, clusters, upper-structure triads, and other advanced arranging and performing techniques for three to six parts.
This is the definitive text used for the time-honored Chord Scales course at Berklee College of Music.
Through a step-by-step process with exercises and recorded examples, the authors guide you through the intricacies of deriving “non-tertial” voicings from the right chord scales and applying them to various musical situations.
Become fluent in these techniques and use them effectively to express your own music:
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Ted Pease, winner of two grants in jazz composition from the National Endowment of the Arts, has been a faculty…
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