Jazz Improvisation for Guitar (A Melodic Approach)
By Garrison Fewell (Berklee Press)
Stylish book written by guitarist Garrison Fewel. Lot’s of great information on topics such as triads and melodic extensions, guide tones,(or approach notes) using minor arpeggios for dominants and much more. I also like the reference to players like Wes, Pat, Johnny, etc. Garrison uses good examples of how these players may have negotiated their improvisations. Garrison uses a similar phrase and repeats it in different keys as well as altering it rhythmically The Cd included is also excellent. I should think that even established professionals will get a lot from this book. As a teaching aid, it’s a must.
Nice to find a book that is informative and requires some work to master. The writing style is friendly and intelligent. Obvious care went into this publication. Nice going Garrison!
Jack Wilkins 2006
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