JGC Passing Chords

Jazz Guitar Comping Jazz Guitar Comping Andrew Green Paperback: 136 pages with CD Publisher: Microphonic Press ISBN: 0-9700576-4-4   In order to create motion and stronger resolution patterns in a comp, chords from outside the basic progression of a tune are used to form connections between the written chords. These passing chords are, by definition, […]

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JGC Intro

Jazz Guitar Comping Jazz Guitar Comping Andrew Green Paperback: 136 pages with CD Publisher: Microphonic Press ISBN: 0-9700576-4-4 INTRODUCTION “Comping” is an abbreviation of the word “accompanying”. Within a Jazz group, it is the art of improvising a chordal accompaniment for a soloist or singer. When you are the only chordal instrument in the group, […]

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JGS Major2

Jazz Guitar Structures Jazz Guitar Structures Andrew Green Paperback: 136 pages with CD Publisher: Microphonic Press ISBN: 0-9700576-0-1   A Major triad with the second degree added is referred to in this book as MA+2: The second degree is added to create a four-note group that is easy to phrase with and move around. MA+2s […]

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JGS Minor 7

Jazz Guitar Structures Jazz Guitar Structures Andrew Green Paperback: 136 pages with CD Publisher: Microphonic Press ISBN: 0-9700576-0-1 MINOR 7 ARPEGGIOS The Minor 7 arpeggio is found within most scales, including the pentatonic scale (typically one of the first things that guitarists learn). Minor 7s are readily moved around, inverted, and employed in different ways. […]

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JGS

Jazz Guitar Structures Jazz Guitar Structures Andrew Green Paperback: 136 pages with CD Publisher: Microphonic Press ISBN: 0-9700576-0-1 INTRODUCTIONFor guitarists, the technical learning curve for improvisation is fairly steep. For this reason, it is important to find multiple uses for the musical structures that you learn to execute. This approach decreases the learning curve considerably.It’s […]

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JGT

Jazz Guitar Technique Jazz Guitar Technique Andrew Green Paperback: 112 pages with CD Publisher: Microphonic Press ISBN: 0-9700576-1-X INTRODUCTION When improvising, what your mind hears is more often than not determined by what your body can reproduce on your instrument. Much of your conception as an improviser is determined by your technique. If you can’t […]

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JGC

Jazz Guitar Comping 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, […]

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