Don Mock – Jazz Guitar Rhythm Chops
Mar 29 2016
Don Mock, master guitarist and educator, reveals his favourite chord voicings and comping concepts while demonstrating them in the context of soulful jazz and blues chord progressions that are easily applied to any situation. Includes: the ‘best’ and most useful chord voicings, chord extensions and alterations, chord substitutions and secondary dominants, powerful ‘half-step connections’, and several complete 12-bar blues progressions. This DVD has all the tricks to help you go beyond the basics of playing jazz rhythm guitar.
This is one of the most informative DVD’s about jazz blues and comping in the market. Don Mock is one of the best educators alive (he is a legendary founder instructor of GIT institute).You will love this DVD: He gives lots of info about jazz blues progressions, chord voicings -extensions and alterations- rhythm, comping, walking bass, etc, with authority (he knows this stuff quite well) but in a clear and friendly way.
The DVD goes into working out a more complex 12 bar blues form with more chord changes and how to use what you now know. There is a super brief section on minor forms but its mere minutes. If you’re not bringing anything to the table you’ll be lost. There is also a odd “Special” section with 1998 graphics to describe the knobs on a typical amp. Yup, What is Gain? Volume? There is one chapter in the special that goes over more chord forms by someone other than Mock.
I would say this DVD needs the viewer to have at least 18 months of guitar work or more, a willingness to go for fresh chord shapes, and an understanding that mastering the contents of this DVD could take six months if you’re more on the beginner side of things.
Running time: 68 min
Video: DivX 320×240 (4:3) 29 fps 175 kbps
Audio: MP3 44.1 Khz 128 kbit/s
Booklet: Yes (PDF)
Size: 700 Mb