Andrew Green: Jazz Guitar Structures
For guitarists, the technical learning curve for improvisation is fairly steep and it's easy to feel overwhelmed. For this reason, it is important to find multiple uses for the musical structures that you learn to execute. Andrew Green explains how to expand your improvising vocabulary without the strain by combining small, easily identifiable melodic ideas (structures) into longer, more complex lines. In essence, taking small steps that really lead to progress. This isn’t a licks or phrases book, but an approach to learning how effective simple ideas can sound in different harmonic contexts. Exercises and examples are written in notation and are played on the CD with a bass & piano rhythm section.
Bk/CD, 136 pages
Andrew Green is a freelance guitarist in New York City. A professional musician since the age of 15, he has played with such jazz luminaries as Donald Byrd, Joanne Brackeen, Billy Hart, George Garzone, Winard Harper, Willie Smith and John McNeil, among others. In addition to performing, Andrew is a faculty member at Jazz In July at the University of Massachusetts and the Mile High Jazz Camp at the University of Colorado and conducts clinics throughout the US and Canada. He is the author of Jazz Guitar Technique and Jazz Guitar Structures.