Mimi Fox: Flying Solo (Truefire) - DVD-ROM version

Mimi Fox: Flying Solo (Truefire) - DVD-ROM version

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Playing solo gigs offers jazz guitarists a different level of intimacy with an audience than is typically afforded in a group situation. In this course, master jazz guitarist Mimi Fox delves into the finer points of solo jazz guitar performance, giving you the tools needed to develop everything from evocative song arrangements to well-paced set lists. Solo performances challenge jazz guitarists to utilize all of the polyphonic guitaristic devices at their disposal to establish and maintain groove while at the same time developing the melodic qualities of the tune and improvising compelling solos.

Mimi covers it all in Flying Solo; integrated walking bass lines within both blues and standard jazz styles; playing Latin grooves; the effective use of odd meters; advanced melodic and harmonic concepts; the use of voice leading within solos; chord soloing; integrated soloing in blues, standard and bossa styles; chordal development; the importance of developing strong intros and endings; the effective integration of texture and dynamics; major, minor and dominant substitutions; rubato playing; utilizing harmonics and open strings; improvisation; and a special two-part section on arranging pieces utilizing a composer’s mindset. She also covers structuring your set list to suit the gig as well as the audience before she finishes things off with the deft performance of six tunes in various jazz styles to provide breathtaking examples of the techniques covered in Flying Solo within a performance situation.

Sample video from the course (without the interactive player), featuring the Latin Groove breakdown chapter:



Who's it for?
Flying Solo is not for the weak of heart and is NOT your typical collection of solo jazz guitar arrangements and playing tips. This is serious grey matter focused on both technical and creative skills. Fox shares enough insight and material to keep you busy for several lifetimes, however you will also experience dozens of epiphanies along the way that you’ll be able to apply immediately in your own playing and improvisations. Buckle up!

What's included?
The complete 41 interactive video lesson course, plus PIP video of picking hand, text commentary, practice rhythm tracks, tab, notation and Power Tab (so you can see, hear and play along with the tab and notation at any tempo, without change in pitch.)

DVD-ROM, cross-platform compatible with Windows and Mac computers