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Perhaps another aspect is that increasingly the allure of instant gratification is a priority, in the form of clear and concise messages via sounds and images reinforced by familiarity and so no time Kent Armstrong is the best one to call for your pup swap.

Describe to Kent what you posted here. Kent will Gibson made a lot of them. I learned the first 16 bars tonight, and it's not just a Melodic approach, but it's also rhythmic. His solo really swings. I know he's talked numerous times about paying attention to that, but it's FYI, on Friday June 5th, bandcamp.

I have a couple of jazz guitar things picked out: Steve Cardenas, both on his own and with Chris Sorry guys, but I don't post things without thinking them through first.

I own several mainline US made instruments, and have gigged with all of them. I also have owned, and gigged with, several offshore brands of good quality. I love 'em all. I do think it is relevant to Not long ago, I purchased a wonderful '89 with mahogany back and sides all original.

It was listed on Reverb for a few hundred dollars more, Sounds pretty sweet to me! I think you have a keeper there! Just looked that up and listened to "Youd be so nice to come home to". One other? Since I'm using both a Humbucker and a Single Coil what ohm pots should be used?

I've seen diagrams with both k a d K as well as a mix. Not sure which to go with? Thanks John D. Plain steel high E's and B's are all pretty much the same regardless of manufacturer. I'm just adding a sound clip as I was going through my phones files. This is NOT me playing, but a professional friend. But figured I would post since I found the clip and never posted at the time Never done it online, but I have used a sign-making place to make templates from CAD files.

Most have a CNC machine suitable for your purposes. IE not a huge quarter million dollar machine. Search Titles Only. Thread Tools. Join Date Sep Posts I've never really dug into these books as an initial quick scan of them didn't get me very excited.

If so, what did you get out of them. The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary. OK - I just got Volume 1 down off the shelf - haven't looked at it in years.

I'm on page 6 and I think I hooked. There's some good stuff in here. Apparently some people use them as reference material and not as a strait through method. That is, when a particular chord or usage comes up, they look it up in the books and work on that particular area.

I have them, but have not really done much other than glance through them. I bought them mostly because I like Van Eps stuff and I enjoyed his one volume method, which is out of print. It may be available as an eBook, but the one at Django books has a different cover from the one I have. I'll have to take another look at the three volume set. It was truly amazing. There are a few things that tend to confuse folks who use the book for the first time. The major scale triads are harmonized as first inversions with the root on top, except for the 6th degree, which is harmonized as a second inversion IV triad.

There can also be some confusion with the minor scales also which are harmonized to "tonicize" the minor chord rather than as scale degrees. This is due more to common usage at the time the book was written rather than a mistake on Van Eps' part. The Harmonic Mechanisms, however, are harmonized exhaustively in all keys according to scale degree. The Harmonic Mechanisms volumes are a compilation of many smaller books that GVE wrote on various aspects of playing harmony, technique and chord melody.

There are many exercises in the books that deal with various problems such as sustaining two notes while moving a third, voice leading, dexterity and such. Pardon the pun but they are a handful. If anyone is serious about fingerboard harmony and the operative word is serious , I recommend all of these books without hesitation.

If anyone decides to get into these books, I will be happy to offer any assistance that I can in answering questions.

Just eMail or PM me. Prior to the emergence of Charlie Christian and the electric guitar, George Van Eps was considered by many to be the most accomplished guitarist in America. There are quite a few folks who still feel that way. Aside from the few recordings GVE made under his own name, one has to wade through a lot of big band and small group recordings to hear eight or sixteen bars of his genius. I've always considered it to be worthwhile and have amassed quite a bit of GVE.

If anyone is interested, I'll be happy to point you toward sources. And here's the man himself. Two from the 60's and one with Howard Alden. The other is the Concord "double" with Johnny Smith.

I also have his book of compositions, which are a study in themselves if you follow the fingerings correctly. I think the version. I have was transcribed by Bucky P. If you want a copy PM me your e-mail address. Join Date Oct Location No. Interesting video, monk. From watching, it strikes me that this is the lineage that brought us Chet Atkins. Originally Posted by M-ster. From page 17, Volume In other words, the number of distinct linear arrangements of six is If the 6 objects were the open strings of the guitar, there would be different ways to sound them before repeating.

Now, when this arithmetic form is applied to 12 consequtive tones of the chromatic scale, the number of moves required in order to complete the cycle is ,, The huge difference between the 6 and 12 figure is of course due to geometric progression. When multiplied by totals: ,,, billion, million, thousand combinations. Spending one second on each one of the possible combinations 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 52 weeks a year - to reach the end of the order would take 11, years.

This gives one small idea of the many choices available - this is "selectivity" - music as we know it today is less than years old. This means that we have not even scratched the surface yet, not even near the surface. The meager use of notes does not mean a lack of quality or sound. The lightness of heaviness of sound depends more on the choice of notes, register, voicing, the timber of the tones, etc.

Closing a voicing, or opening and thinning a voicing is an audio equivalent of letting in fresh air. Moving lines must have space. In order for an inner voice to be able to stand out in any harmonic situation it must be given room to be heard. If all the notes on an organ were sounded simultaneously, all motion would be smothered - buried.

Join Date Nov Posts New here and to forum-izing in general, so hope I am doing this right! I am coo-coo for the Van Eps books and can definitely vouch for their applicability to chord melody playing and life in general.

Firstly, as monk noted, Steve Herberman is absolutely the dude to check out for this style. What he emphasizes in his lessons is to start by playing standards with half-note bass lines on the bottom and the melody line on top, making sure to use fingerings that allow the bass notes to sustain. On a simple tune like Autumn Leaves, this is pretty easy to get into just using roots, fifths and thirds on the E and A strings and the melody on the top 2 strings.

The next step is "filling in the middle" with a bass and a melody note held down. Here is where the Harmonic Mechanisms books are replete with exercises geared toward building facility with this: e. It really frees you from block chord-itis, and gets you into pianistic territory.

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US Customers International Customers. The most in-depth, revolutionary presentation of the harmonic framework of music as applied to the guitar fingerboard ever presented. Leads to total mastery of harmonic and technical aspects of the guitar. The material in this landmark series of 3 massive volumes addresses virtually every aspect of playing jazz guitar representing the fruits of years of the author's investigation of harmony and fingerboard mobility.

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