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Bruce Emery Jazz For The Skeptical Guitarist

We look at the structure of jazz chords first and introduce such diverse and fascinating topics as the Rhythm Changes, Substitutions, Alterations, Extensions and my favorite, Voice Leading. We identify two main forms of Rhythm Changes, which I call the MVP (Most Valuable Progression) and the VIP (Very Important Progression) and work 'em every which way but loose. Then we investigate the 1234567 Progression and learn how to chop it up and use it all over the neck; the chord progressions found in five actual jazz standards; and Mustery Chord Analysis. Finally we talk about the 7 Modes (Modes Shmodes) and how they can help you to improvise jazz solos.


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