The Total Jazz Guitarist Book

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The Total Jazz Guitarist is just one in a series of ‘how to’ books from Alfred publications. Written by Jody Fisher, a well known guitarist and music educator in Southern California, the Total Jazz Guitarist draws on Fisher’s years of experience playing in various genres and perhaps more importantly, his term of office as director of the National Guitar Workshop. Make no mistake, this is a comprehensive coverage with a well thought through clear progression of tasks and excellent diagrams. Moving from basic time measures and “essential” chords, it soon gets to grips with scale fingerings, triads, altered chords, neighbour tones etc, before Part 2 of the volume gives you the opportunity to practice what you have (hopefully!) learnt, with a learning tunes section. The whole edition is accompanied by an invaluable CD that covers each and every lesson from start to finish and shows you how it should be done - whether you like the sound of syrupy, smooth Polytone is another matter! But this is a ‘must have’ for any jazz guitarist looking to develop their overall level of musicianship and to fine tune those jazz skills. For more info please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.