Complete Jazz Guitar Method: Beginning Jazz Guitar
By Jody Fisher
Item: 00-40641
UPC: 038081455419
ISBN 10: 0739094416
ISBN 13: 9780739094419
PRICE: $19.99
Series: Complete Method
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Guitar
Level: Beginner
Version: Standard Notation Only
Anyone with knowledge of basic chords and guitar scale fingerings can dig in and start learning to play jazz right away with this best-selling book and CD by renowned jazz guitarist and educator Jody Fisher, now in a standard-notation-only edition.

Spanning topics like the major scale and basic triad theory to extended chords and the modes, this book features a full-length etude or song to go with every new concept introduced. Beginning Jazz Guitar breaks the age-old tradition of dry, intimidating, and confusing jazz books to provide a step-by-step, enjoyable method for learning to play jazz. Clearly organized in easy-to-master segments, each chapter is divided into separate lessons on harmony and improvisation. This is the ideal method for any guitarist who is ready to go beyond the basics and explore jazz.
Lesson 2A: More About Roman Numerals and Transposition
Lesson 2B: Modes of the Major Scale --- Parallel-Approach Fingerings
D Dorian
E Phrygian
Major Triad Theory
Major Triad Inversions
Minor, Diminished, and Augmented Triads --- and Their Inversions
The Four Basic String Sets
Root Position Triad Fingerings
F Lydian
Dominant 7th Suspended Chords
Minor/Ma7 Chords
Dominant 7th Augmented Chords
Etude No. 10: More Chords
Lesson 5B: Two Tunes Using the Major Scale
Tag Ending (Afterword)
Lesson 5A: Other Chords You Need to Know
Minor 11th Chords
Dominant 11th Chords
Major 13th Chords
Minor 13th Chords
Noah's Groove
Blues for Maggie
Lesson 1A: The Harmonized Major Scale
Lesson 1A: Constructing Larger Chords
How Larger Chord Formulas Work
Chocolate Tuna Enchiladas
Lesson 5A: More Vertical Chord Scales
Lesson 5B: Two Modal/Diatonic Tunes
Inverting Larger Chords
Lesson 1B: Major Scale Etude
Etude No. 5: The Major Scale
Blue Tofu
How Jazz Works
Lesson 2A: 6th Chords
Basic Left- and Right-Hand Technique
Major 6th Chords
Minor 6th Chords
Etude No. 6: 6th Chords
Basic Strumming Technique
Fingerstyle Chords
Dominant 13th Chords
Major Add9 Chords
Minor Add9 Chords
Min7Flat5 (Half-Diminished) Chords
Diminished 7th Chords
The Value of Practicing Slowly
Learning Difficult Chords and Changing Chords
Lesson 3A: 7th Chords
Major 7th Chords
Minor 7th Chords
Dominant 7th Chords
Learning Scales Two Strings at a Time
The Value of Locked Positions
Practicing the Major Scales
Limiting Rhythmic Options
Etude No. 7: 7th Chords
Lesson 3B: Three-Octave Scales
Lesson 4A: 9th Chords
Extensions & Chord Families
Using Melodic Patterns
Major 9th Chords
Form: Using an Opening, Body, and Conclusion
Form Based on Motif and Variation
Minor 9th Chords
Dominant 9th Chords
Etude No. 8: 9th Chords
Etude No. 9: More 9th Chords
The Use of Repetition in Your Solos
Lesson 4B: More Three-Octave Scales
Barre Chords
Reading Music
Blues Progression and Strumming
Pentatonic Scale Fingerings
Ruby, My Deerfly
Fly Like a Beagle
Lesson 3A: More Major Chord Scales
Lesson 3B: Two More Tunes Based on the Major Scale
Noisy Nights
Lesson 1B: Improvising with the Major Scale
About the Author
What It's All About
Diatonic Thinking
Lesson 2A: Major Chord Scales
The Creature
Lesson 4A: More Major Chord Scales
Lesson 4B: Two More Tunes Based on the Major Scale
Lesson 1A: Basic Theory
The Chromatic Scale
The Major Scale
Key Signatures
Julie in Wonderland
The Cycle of 4ths (or 5ths)
Reading Roman Numerals
Lesson 1B: Major Scale Fingerings
Samba de Shauna
Lesson 1A: Roman Numerals and Transposition
Etude No. 1: Root Position Triads
Lesson 2B: Two More Major Scale Fingerings
Lesson 3A: First-Inversion Triads on Four String Sets
G Mixolydian
A Aeolian
B Locrian
Etude No. 2: First-Inversion Triads
Practice Progressions
Lesson 3B: Two More Major Scale Fingerings
Lesson 4A: Second-Inversion Triads on the Four String Sets
Etude No. 3: Second-Inversion Triads
Lesson 4B: Major Scale Etude
Lesson 3A: Vertical Chord Scales
Lesson 3B: Modes of the Major Scale --- Derivative Approach
Lesson 4A: More Vertical Chord Scales
Lesson 4B: Two Modal Tunes
Lesson 1B: Modes of the Major Scale --- The Basics
Lesson 2A: Triad Theory & Root Position Fingerings
Open Position Chords
Lesson 2B: Two Tunes Based on the Major Scale
Etude No. 4: The Major Scale
Nosh 4 Josh
Pick and Fingers Technique
Lesson 2B: Connecting Major Scales