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Delve deep into the world of jazz guitar with this book of 10 extended lessons from master guitarist Sean McGowan. You’ll learn vocabulary for soloing over essential jazz forms like the 12-bar blues and rhythm changes, as well as virtually any chord progression you encounter. You’ll acquire a broad palette of chord voicings, along with the rhythmic ideas for smart comping. And you’ll absorb techniques for playing everything cleanly and efficiently—not just for jazz but any style.

Lessons include audio and video downloads, as well as standard notation and tablature, for all examples.

This comprehensive guide is available in two different formats:

  • Book and audio/video package. 152 pages with notation and tab, plus free audio downloads—and nearly six hours of accompanying video instruction—for all music examples, performed by Sean McGowan.
  • PDF and audio/video package. Downloadable version featuring the complete written instruction (including standard notation and tablature) from the book, free audio downloads, and nearly six hours of accompanying video instruction, performed by Sean McGowan.  

CONTENTS

  • Getting Started
  • The Toolbox
  • Thinking Vertically
  • Jazz Guitar Technique
  • Chord Voicings and Comping
  • Modal Improvisation
  • The Chromatic Palette
  • Improvisation: Engineering a Great Solo 
  • Rhythm Changes
  • The Blues in Jazz

Delve deep into the world of jazz guitar with this book of 10 extended lessons from master guitarist Sean McGowan. You’ll learn vocabulary for soloing over essential jazz forms like the 12-bar blues and rhythm changes, as well as virtually any chord progression you encounter. You’ll acquire a broad palette of chord voicings, along with the rhythmic ideas for smart comping. And you’ll absorb techniques for playing everything cleanly and efficiently—not just for jazz but any style.

Lessons include audio and video downloads, as well as standard notation and tablature, for all examples.

This comprehensive guide is available in two different formats:

  • Book and audio/video package. 152 pages with notation and tab, plus free audio downloads—and nearly six hours of accompanying video instruction—for all music examples, performed by Sean McGowan.
  • PDF and audio/video package. Downloadable version featuring the complete written instruction (including standard notation and tablature) from the book, free audio downloads, and nearly six hours of accompanying video instruction, performed by Sean McGowan.  

CONTENTS

  • Getting Started
  • The Toolbox
  • Thinking Vertically
  • Jazz Guitar Technique
  • Chord Voicings and Comping
  • Modal Improvisation
  • The Chromatic Palette
  • Improvisation: Engineering a Great Solo 
  • Rhythm Changes
  • The Blues in Jazz