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Backbeat Books Publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook

A complete course in all styles of Jazz

Montclair, NJ (September 17, 2013)
–  The Jazz Guitar Handbook is a thorough step-by-
step guide to mastering one of the most creative and challenging types of music on the
guitar.  Starting with simple blues-based riffs over basic chord sequences, the book leads
the reader rapidly to advanced harmony and improvisation. Along the way it teaches all the
scales, chords, and theory guitar players need to make their way in jazz.
The Jazz Guitar
covers a wide range of styles, including jazzy blues, swing, bebop, modal, jazz-
funk, Gypsy, and more.

The highlights include:
  • An illustrated history of jazz guitars and guitarists
  • More than 100 exercises and musical examples in notation and tab
  • All the essential scales and chords
  • The fundamentals of modern jazz harmony and improvisation
  • Advice on choosing a guitar for jazz
  • A 96-track CD of exercises, scales, chords, and backing tracks

Easy to use and useful for players at various levels, this volume is a must-have reference
for players looking to expand their jazz skill set. "I would recommend this to any jazz guitar
teacher looking for a book to use with serious students, it will provide both an excellent road
map of sequential subject matter to cover, as well as a lot of the material that you would
normally have to write by hand," says  Doug Perkins of the Jazz Guitar Society.

About the author

Rod Fogg is a guitarist and writer, based in London, England, where he performs, teaches,
and runs workshops. He is the author of The Electric Guitar Handbook and How To Read
Music and the co-author of Django Reinhardt: Know The Man, Play The Music and The
Totally Interactive Band Bible.

The Jazz Guitar Handbook
$29.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00333188
ISBN: 9781480341043
Width: 9.25", Length: 11.0" ,256 pages, plus CD

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