This hour-long video with the late Emily Remler covers some of jazz guitar's most important topics, such as true bossa nova style, samba rhythms, unique chord positions, alternating bass lines, syncopated guitar parts, passing chords, jazz minor scales, arpeggio licks, learning to put various scales over certain chords, eighth-note improvisation, II-V progressions and V-I resolutions. Truly a jazz master class!
It's hard to imagine a more in-depth and advanced lesson on jazz guitar than this masterpiece by Larry Coryell. All of his years of experience and knowledge come into focus as he works on how to play over changes, substitute chords and licks, turnarounds, breaking down complex single-note melodies, blues/jazz styles, swing comping, combining Django-style with modern “walking” bass lines, Coltrane phrases, Lenny Breau-style “waterfall” harmonics, “outside” playing, Gabor Szabo octaves, special stretch exercises, working with dissonance and even more! Larry shows throughout the tape how he's just as incredible a teacher as he is a player, and we can assure you, there's enough information here to keep any guitarist busy for a long time.
With longtime bassist Steve Swallow, the return of drummer Roy Haynes, and the debut of guitarist Jerry Hahn, Gary Burton's second quartet continued his open-minded policy toward other styles of music. In addition to both melodic and advanced jazz, Burton incorporates elements of country, rock, pop and even classical music on this fairly rare LP, Country Roads and Other Places. Whether it be a "Ravel Prelude," "Wichita Breakdown" or "My Foolish Heart," the music is full of logical surprises that foreshadow the eclectic nature of much of '80s and '90s jazz.
Jazz For The Electric Blues Guitarist provides a valuable lesson for those who wish to introduce sophisticated jazz lines and more advanced chord concepts into their playing. This information-packed lesson takes the player on an exciting journey from the basic "jazz" blues progression to advanced chord substitution. Turnarounds and chord families, together with further elaborations and inversions are also discussed, in an easy to understand way, which will spice up your blues playing in no time. As the DVD unfolds, Adrian Ingram reveals the secrets of jazz substitution and improvisation, showing how the fundamental concepts can be used to lift your blues playing onto a higher plateau. Coloristic devices, such as Charlie Christian's worry notes and Wes Montgomery's octaves are also discussed. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
In “Jazz Manouche Technique & Improvisation Vol 3, Denis begins by demonstrating a number of arpeggios, before moving on to an in-depth study of Rhythm Changes. Voice Leading is dealt with in great detail, followed by Chord Soloing and Advanced Concepts.