Guitar Style by Joe Pass and Bill Thrasher
This is a fantastic book about playing the guitar. There is NO TAB so you have to read dots to get the full benefit from the book. Joe has a fantastically simple approach to harmony, linking many different areas in to one. He is a great educator and here he presents advise on harmony, chord substitutions, single line studies for blues and rhythm changes, chord melody ideas and chord and scale relationships. Very well written and clear. A great book full to the brim of ideas for the jazz student.
This is the internationally acclaimed Joe Pass guitar method in which Joe displays his mastery of the jazz guitar. Part One/Harmony, is divided into five sections on chord construction, embellishment, substitution, connection, and symmetric chords. Part Two/Melody, is divided into twelve sections, including chord scales, altered scales, ear training, whole tone scales, chord resolutions, improvising, blues, minor blues, modern blues, rhythm changes, 3/4 blues, and includes a transcribed solo recorded by Joe on his album "For Django".
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