If you enjoyed working through Volume I, you will love the challenge of Volume II...."Advanced Chordal Bebop Lines for Guitar". This 70 page text continues the work of Volume I (which is to develop the technique of improvising in lines of chords in the Wes style) but adds more patterns. It also contains actual solo phrases and excerpts from the work of Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery, and Cal Collins. The text is written in the same easy-to-read style as Volume 1 with every chord presented in diagram form, over a simple melody line.......as in volume I, you do not have to be able to read music to navigate this book.
Table of contents reflects three large sections: (1) exercises in voice leading and use of modern voicings, (2) a new collection of patterns of chordal bebop lines, and (3) solo excerpts, with a discussion about how the three masters (mentioned above) arrived at and used their unique chordal vocabulary. Solo excerpts are all notated in a simple melody with chord diagrams written above. Non-readers can simply play the consecutive chord boxes and thus play the line! Excerpts include Wes' complete improvised chordal solos on Delilah (two takes), Missile Blues, and West Coast Blues. Barney's solo excerpts include phrases from Autumn Leaves, You're the One for Me, and The Look of Love.
Quite a bit of discussion material is devoted to the importance of internalizing the vocabulary you are working on, as well as a methodology for practicing so that this will take place. Whereas Volume I lays a foundation for this style, and includes studies of patterns, chord scales, and chord inversions, Volume II devotes more space to longer and more complex patterns. A must have text for players devoted to this style. 4.98 priority shipping to usa
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