JAZZ GUITAR MASTERY The purpose of Jazz Mastery is to give the serious student an entry into the creative process as quickly as possible. Presented here is the necessary information, stated clearly and simply as possible, in the hope that motivation and inspiration will soon follow on the heels of comprehension. The responsibility of a teacher lies in getting students excited, as well as presenting the theory to them in an easily assimilated form. Jazz Mastery will certainly serve up equal portions of the requisite information and inspiration. Companion DVD included; all in standard notation.
Jazz chord melody may very well be the most challenging of all guitar styles to truly master. Players must develop right-hand thumb and finger independence, a robust vocabulary of jazz voicings, a strong sense of melody and an arranger's feel for composition.
And these are just the fundamentals. Once you have the 'easy' stuff down, it's all about groove, arrangement, performance and improvisation in real time, often as a soloist.
Modern Chord Melody reveals Stowell's original approach and raises the bar for lucid, insightful instruction for jazz chord melody and improvisation.
Jazz guitar is a wide open place where innovation, interpretation and experimentation run rampant. All of the rules are meant to be broken and the music is played in the moment. One player's ceiling is another player's floor and you can study the form for years and still be nowhere. All this is why we love it so. Modern Jazz Improvisation is not for the faint of heart. Many of the jazz guitar lessons in this course present applications that will take several years to completely absorb and master. Buy Now
JOHN STOWELL: MODERN JAZZ PROGRESSIONS
In Modern Jazz Progressions, John reveals how to apply four modes of the melodic and harmonic minor to generate tensions and mega-sparkle over the dominant chords commonly found in jazz chord progressions. Melodic and harmonic minor chords function as altered dominant chords for modern jazz players, and so the applications that John shows you will also spice up your lines when making a minor iii or vi chord dominant. He shows how to achieve a pianistic style of comping that makes use of close intervals, open strings, and broken chords that add depth to your playing while making difficult changes easier to play. If you play solo or chord melody, this section alone is a gold mine. Buy Now