Berklee Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary

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  • Suggested Retail Price: $10.99
  • Format: Book
  • Pages: 50
  • Dimensions: 5.88 x 9
  • ISBN: 0-87639-079-3
  • SKU: 50449546
  • Publication Date: July 09, 2007

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This chord dictionary includes over a hundred jazz chord forms, from basic 7th chords with all standard tension substitutions and alterations to guide tone chords to triads over bass notes. It is organized to reveal relationships between different types of chords and help you learn the voicings quickly and thoroughly, in a way that is easy to remember. You will improve your comping and soloing, develop your fingerboard facility, and add more colors to your harmonic palette.

It includes:

  • Traditional notation, fretboard diagrams, and tablature for each chord
  • Over 100 movable chord forms
  • Multiple versions of barre and 7th chord shapes, with substitutions and alterations
  • Triads over bass notes, inversions, and guide-tone chords
  • Diatonic chord exercises


Rick Peckham

Rick Peckham is an internationally known jazz guitarist and educator. He has presented performances and clinics on six continents and…