Mike Christiansen – Complete Jazz Guitar Method

Oct 27 2016

Mike Christiansen – Complete Jazz Guitar Method

If you’re getting into jazz or expanding your jazz chops, this comprehensive approach is for you. From comping and chord voicings to single-note soloing, you will learn, step by step, the tools necessary for playing jazz guitar. The book is easy to understand and contains hundreds of great-sounding playable examples to serve as springboards for applying the concepts to jazz standards or your own compositions. Whether you’re into traditional jazz or fusion, this book has it all. In notation and tablature.
Mike Christiansen is a Professor and Director of Guitar Studies at Utah State University. In 1994 he was selected “Professor of the Year” at Utah State. He is the author of numerous instructional books, has recorded several CDs, and appears on fourteen instructional videos. He has had articles published in several magazines including Acoustic Guitar and Soundboard, and has also conducted many workshops for guitarists and educators. In addition to this work geared toward teaching, he has played in many top bands and ensembles, has written and performed radio jingles, has backed up many artists on recordings and has written and recorded music for TV and educational films. Currently, in addition to his teaching and writing duties, Mike does solo work, performs with the Lightwood Duo (a clarinet-guitar duo), and is a member of the group, Mirage.


  • Diagrams
  • Chord Symbols and Abbreviations
  • Time Values
  • Swing Rhythm
  • Strumming Notation
  • Barre Chords
  • Dead-String Chords
  • Bass-String Chords (ala Freddy Green)
  • Comping
  • Chord Inversions (Four-String Chords)
  • Altered Seventh Chords
  • Major Scales
  • Tonal Centers (Major)
  • The m7b5 Chord
  • Minor Scales
  • Tonal Centers (Minor)
  • Chord Construction
  • Connecting Chord Forms
  • Chord Embellishment
  • How to Transpose
  • Common Chord Progressions
  • Chord Substitution
  • Blues Progression
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Blues Scale
  • Sequencing
  • Diminished Chords
  • Diminished Scale
  • Augmented Chords
  • Whole Tone Scale
  • Latin Rhythms
  • Dorian Mode
  • Mixolydian Mode
  • Combining Modes
  • Improvising Over the ii-V-I Progression
  • Lydian Mode
  • Aeolian Mode
  • Phrygian Mode
  • Locrian Mode
  • Super Locrian Mode
  • Arpeggios
  • Arpeggio Sequences
  • Targeting
  • Guide Tones
  • Phrasing
  • Constructing A Solo
  • Secondary Arpeggios
  • The Parker Cycle
  • The Coltrane Cycle
  • Improvising Around a Melody
  • Quartal Harmony
  • Playing The Blues Using Quartal Harmony
  • Chord Substitution Using Quartal Harmony
  • Single Note Soloing Using Fourths
  • Geometrical Shapes
  • Table of Scales And Their Uses


Language: English
Year: 2004
Country: USA
Running time: More than 2 hrs
Quality: DVD5
Video: 720×480 6000 kbps NTSC 4:3 29.970 fps
Audio: AC3 2 ch 224 Kbps 48.0 KHz
Booklet: Yes (PDF) + Mp3
Size: 7.4 Gb

Mike Christiansen - Complete Jazz Guitar Method

Mike Christiansen – Complete Jazz Guitar Method

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  1. ron rios /

    Thank you very much!!! :-)

  2. JTD /

    Looking forward to examining your sight. Thanks

  3. arsene /

    Excellent, many thanks!

  4. BOKO /

    Thank you.

  5. turcko /

    Thank you very much!!! :elvis: :elvis:


    thank you,i hope to play better after that

  7. viana /

    😆 Thanks a lot!

  8. felix /

    excellent, thank you very much

  9. Chistabo /

    Have original book & CD – comprehensive, with backing tracks, GOOD BOOK.


  10. tigerfood /

    The book is a mess of unevenly sized scans (which is fixable) but it is also missing page 112.

  11. marco /

    ok this is great thanks

  12. ahh /

    i want the book

  13. motara /

    merci faststrings

  14. Raul Jimenez /

    Thanks again in advance.

  15. Sherry /

    Very Interesting

  16. payman /

    Iwant acompelet jazz guitar book.I,m advance guitar player

  17. zamani /

    Hello thank you very much.I love you :elvis:

  18. Jorge /

    A wonderful material to read

  19. AMIT ROY /

    Many many thanks….

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