Jazz Guitar Books
by Andrew Green

Jazz Guitar books available through the good folks at Mel Bay

Examples

Jazz Guitar Comping
Andrew Green
Paperback: 136 pages with CD
Publisher: Microphonic Press
ISBN: 0-9700576-4-4

Jazz Guitar Comping helps players get a handle on the most important job a guitarist has when playing in a small group: comping. For most of the recorded history of Jazz, piano players have been the main, and usually the only, comping instrument. If there was a guitar player on the recording, a piano player was also present.

Examples

Jazz Guitar Technique
Andrew Green
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Microphonic Press
ISBN: 097005761X

Guitar guru Mick Goodrick:

“I really like Andrew Green’s new book, Jazz Guitar Technique. The title is deceptively understated. This book is about much more than technique. The first half of the book deals with the technique part of it in a very intelligent way. The second half consists of excellent musical examples. The text is simple and concise. I believe this would be a great addition to any jazz guitarist’s library.”

ECM recording artist John Abercrombie:

“Andrew Green’s book addresses points about Jazz improvisation on the guitar or any other instrument for that matter that are totally on the money and invaluable for all musicians.”

Examples

Jazz Guitar Structures
Andrew Green
Paperback: 136 pages with CD
Publisher: Microphonic Press
ISBN:0970057601

Jazz Guitar Structures makes the process of developing motivic ideas and long, complex lines easier. By focusing on smaller melodic units, rather than seven-note scales, it cuts down on the learning curve and helps you find the crucial points between chords, even chords with no obvious relationship. With CD.