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Complete Joe Pass MB99818BCD $17.95

Music critics and performers alike have hailed Joe Pass as one of the finest jazz musicians to have ever lived. This book is a collage of many of Joe's thoughts about the guitar as an accompanying and solo instrument. Also, many of Joe’s transcribed solos, as well as transcriptions of the famous Joe Pass and Herb Ellis duos, are presented here in standard notation only with chord symbols. The music and life of Joe Pass will continue to inspire and guide musicians through this work

Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane, Guitar Edition MB99870BCD $17.95

First, to help the student better understand Coltrane's bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Coltrane's style in notation and tablature grouped by the harmony over which they can be used. The accompanying play-along CD provides the rhythm parts for each section, including a track for each section that modulates through the cycle of fourths, helping you master the phrases in all keys. By combining various lines, musicians will be able to mix and match numerous combinations of these lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds, and other harmonic situations. Incorporate these essential jazz lines into your vocabulary and you will be able to create your own lines in the style of John Coltrane.

Bebop Blues MB98394BCD $19.95

Mel Bay's Bebop Blues book introduces the jazz language to the intermediate guitarists who already has a basic knowledge of the blues. Many guitarists are familiar with basic twelve-bar blues progressions and how to solo over this form using minor pentatonic scales, blues scales, and common blues licks. The material presented in this book will build on these basic blues playing concepts of adding color, expression, and sophistication to their music. The examples and exercises included here are easy to understand and enjoyable to play. Topics such as modes, bebop scales, enclosing (targeting), jazz comping, and chord construction are covered in standard notation as well as tablature.

The Music of Django Reinhardt MB97021 $29.95

The solos of Django Reinhardt are an endless source of inspiration and amazement for any musician. In this exciting book, the author has compiled precise solo transcriptions (in notation only), as well as a thorough analysis of each. There is also a complete "how to" section that is like a book in itself. This book contains some of Django's best work. It covers a period of 17 years, from Django's first trio and quintet recordings to one of his last bop-influenced sessions, "Live at the Club St. Germain." Multiple versions of many solos are included to show Djangos' musical development over his long career. Studying the music of the master of Gypsy Jazz can help lay a solid foundation for your own sound and style.

Basic Jazz Rhythm Guitar: Comping in the Freddie Green Style MB20365DP $9.95
Every jazz guitarist needs to be familiar with the accompaniment style of Freddie Green. Freddie Green was the guitarist for the Count Basie orchestra for decades and his sound and comping technique were defining aspects of this legendary group. Four-to-the-bar strumming, essential chord voicings and voice leading ideas are covered in this informative DVD and accompanying chart. A must have for any aspiring rhythm guitarist.

Quartal Harmony: Modern Jazz Comping & Voicings MB20366DP $9.95
Quartal harmony deals with guitar chord shapes and chord voicings that are built in 4ths rather than 3rds. This type of harmony is used by pianists and guitarists alike and utilizes voicings that can be used in many settings. Quartal voicings, and their inversions, are displayed in the DVD’s accompanying chart with very clear diagrams making it very easy to learn and understand this type of harmony. The DVD not only presents teaching material, but also provides a play-along essence that will allow students to hear how to apply these great chord voicings.
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