Getting Into Latin Jazz Guitar

John Zaradin

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This book is a guide to some of the techniques needed for "getting into latin jazz guitar." There are 5 independent sections: References and definition of terms; exercises and/or pieces which demonstrate various guitar techniques; examples of common Rasgueado patterns; the "Riverboat Suite," studies for developing rhythmic ability and appreciation; and pieces in a variety of different Latin styles. The CD, used in conjunction with the written notation, tablature and chord symbols, gives a clear idea of what is required for players and teachers of all levels. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with guitar and music notation, but glossaries of terms are included for reference. There are a variety of patterns which are employed in the different styles of music; the examples show how to "get into" some basic forms. All the techniques described are playable on the fingerstyle guitar, and the pieces themselves are selected and arranged with performance in mind.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 GENERAL NOTES AND REFERENCE
Description of "Getting Into Latin Jazz Guitar"
What Is Latin Guitar?
Holding the Guitar
Notation Systems for the Guitar
Glossary of Guitar Symbols
Chord Symbol Reference
The Pitch Range of Notes Found on the Guitar
The Pitch Range of Notes (cont.)
Right Hand Fingering
Left Hand Fingering
Tuning the Guitar

SECTION 2 TECHNICAL EXERCISES & STUDIES
Right Hand Daily Exercise
Left Hand Daily Exercise 1
Hammer Hav'n Fun
Left Hand Daily Exercise 2
Odagil Returns for Ligado
Left Hand Daily Exercise 3
Hammer & Snaps
Ornaments
An Ordinarily Mental Study
Glissando Skat Goes Pating
Étouffée A Dampened Proof Course Study
Ensnared Again!
Harmonics El Vito
Tremolo Canzona
Tambour Thumbling
Barrées No Holds Barred

SECTION 3 RASGUEADOS
The Rasgueado
Rasgueados Patterns
Examples of Useful Rasgueados

SECTION 4 THE RHYTHM SECTION
Notes on Rhythm and the "Riverboat Suite"
Rhythmic Division of the Beat
"Riverboat Suite"
Crepúsculo
Bossa Trinova
Quatoque
Remando
Entardecendo
Carta De Manaus
Chorinho Sem Choros
Amazonegro

SECTION 5 SELECTED PIECES
Bolero Blues 1
Bolero Blues (cont.)
Rumbabarumba
Orientale
Tango Del Camino
Gato
Chacarera
Zamba Argentina
Zamba Andea
Guaracha Chiquita
Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Bossa Nova Bar Tropical
Bossa Nova Mercutio
O Forró Santarém
Carnavalito
Mambo Bay Ride
Mambaixado
Sambaião

SECTION 6 AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
John Zaradin Biography
Production Details

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