Jazz Pentatonics Bk & CD

Advanced Improvising Concepts for Guitar

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Bruce Saunders
Jazz Pentatonics? is for intermediate to advanced players wishing to expand their melodic and harmonic vocabulary. The music is in standard notation as well as tablature and a CD is included in which the more difficult exercises are played at a slower as well as faster tempo. The CD was recorded with live drums, acoustic bass and guitar. All the exercises are included on the CD as well as play-along tracks that enable the student to play with a rhythm section. The book covers the minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7(b5) and major (b6) pentatonics and gives the student many etudes and exercises from which to draw improvisational ideas.
Contents

Chapter one: minor seventh pentatonic scale
Five perpendicular fingering exercises
Lateral fingerings
Harmonic uses of minor seventh pentatonic
Exercises, Study No. 1
Melodic voice leading introduction
Study No. 2
Practice starting notes

Chapter two: minor seventh flat five pentatonic scale
Harmonic uses of minor seventh flat five pentatonic
Five perpendicular fingerings
Minor ii-V-I patterns
Study No. 3
Ex. 15, delayed application of pentatonic
Ex. 16 Phyrgian chord use

Chapter three: dominant seventh pentatonic scale
Harmonic uses of dominant seventh pentatonic
Combination lateral/perpendicular fingerings
Ex. 18 & 19/major ii-V-I sequences
Study No. 4/F major blues
Study No. 5/C minor blues
Study No. 6/Solarize changes study

Chapter four: major flat sixth pentatonic scale scale
Harmonic uses of major flat sixth pentatonic
Ex. 20 & 21/ii-V-I sequence using skips
Study No. 7/Love changes with skips

Appendix: practice tracks & answer key
Practice track No. 1 Leaves key of G, minor seventh suggestions
Practice track No. 2 Leaves key of Bb, minor seventh suggestions
Practice track No. 3 Love changes, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Practice track No. 4 Solarize changes, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Practice track No. 5 F blues key of Bb, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Pracitce track No. 6 Yesterdaze, mixed pentatonic suggestions
Answer key for page 18
Answer key for page 19