Jody Fisher Beginning Jazz Guitar
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  • My favorite was a song called Blues for Maggie
  • However,we don't know how to incorporate them in jazz playing

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      Jody Fisher Beginning Jazz Guitar is an instruction book that teaches guitar players the basics of playing in the style of Jazz. It’s aim is to give guitarist a good foundation on jazz to build from.There are two main sections.They are harmony and improvisation..The reader can learn the concepts in any order they choose..In the harmony section,The book starts off explaining major scales .We then learn about playing triads which are very basic guitar chords.After triads ,,the reader starts to learn more about jazz chords and harmonizing them.In the improvisation section,we are first instructed in the use of major scales.Then we are taught how to incorporate major scales

      in solo playing.Later we are then taught how to utilize the modes of the major scale.

      Jody Fisher Beginning Jazz Guitar is very helpful for learning jazz guitar.Each lesson is clear and easy to follow.The lessons are also organized.Yoiu are introduced to very basic guitar concepts such as Triads.Then the book moves up to more complex concepts like chord progressions.It was also good that the book was split into the sections,harmony and improvisation.This will make it easy for the reader to learn harmony and improvisation in an organized way.There are also many helpful and useful songs and exercises to reinforce learning.For example,when the reader first learns about 6th jazz chords,there ...


      • is a song in the book which utilizes these chords.By playing the song,the reader can learn the new chords quickly.I especially liked the improvisation part of the book.Concepts were easy to absorb and easy to get used to.You are given a clear explanation of how to solo well in jazz.

        You are also given a good amounts of scale shapes to play There are about 6 major scales as well as several shapes for playing the modes of the major scale.

        They are organized well so the player can learn the new scales easily.The scales are also fingered very well so the player can learn them.There is also

        a large amount of songs that utilize the scales that the player has learned.My favorite was a song called Blues for Maggie.Despite being a good educational tool, There were some things I didn’t like about the book.For example,the reader isn’t really told how to use triads in a jazz song.The author stresses their importance.However,we don’t know how to incorporate them in jazz playing..There also seems to be a little too many pages devoted to just chord shapes.It is good to know a lot of chord shapes.However,the reader probably won’t be able to memorize every single chord shape in the book. However, this is a very good bookfor beginner jazz guitarists.




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