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Randy Vincent

The Guitarist's Introduction to Jazz

forClassical guitar
Musical EditionsStudy book (with guitar tabs)
Item no.684090
Author/ComposerRandy Vincent
Scope208 pages; 22 × 18 cm
Release year2019
Publisher/ProducerSher Music Co.
Producer No.FMA 66174


Contains detailed explanations and exercises on virtually everything a guitarist needs to start playing jazz with others, including diff erent categories of chord voicings, comping tips for being in a rhythm section, plus scale and chord construction.

The ultimate jazz guitar reference book, it also features charts for classic jazz tunes to work on, ways to approach practicing jazz, right hand picking techniques, overall jazz theory and tips on developing solo chops by using riff s and pieces of familiar melodies.


  • Part one: rhythm guitar voicings
  • Chapter 1: three-note ‘shell’ voicings
  • Chapter 2: four-note rhythm guitar voicingsPart two: comp voicings and melody voicings
  • Chapter 3: converting rhythm voicings to compvoicings
  • Chapter 4: some examples of comping using the voicingsPart three: developing vocabulary for soloing from melodies
  • Chapter 5: riff melodies on 12-bar blues; bags’ groove; blues in the closet
  • Chapter 6: riff melodies on tunes that are not 12-bar blues; lester leaps in; seven come eleven; a smooth one; salute to charlie Christian
  • Chapter 7: using quotes from popular melodies
  • Chapter 8: using vocabulary from bebop tunes; swedish pastry; crazeology; mayreh; quicksilver; room 608Part four: basic theory and techniques for jazz guitar
  • Chapter 9: introduction to scales
  • Chapter 10: arpeggios
  • Chapter 11: modes
  • Chapter 12: wrap-upAppendix a: some definitionsAppendix b: chord names and chord symbols primerAppendix c: chord types primerNotes: further notes
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