Robert B. Yelin – Jazz Classics for Solo Guitar

Apr 13 2014

Robert B. Yelin – Jazz Classics for Solo Guitar

Jazz Classics for Solo Guitar: 35 Chord Melody Arrangements in Standard Notation and Tablature. The series of books “For Solo Guitar” are NOT instructional books. They are NOT play along with the CD books. They are NOT books for jamming with others. What they are are very accurate and rich arrangements of the great jazz classics from the 20’s through the 50’s. The original keys are preserved.
The player moves from one 4 or 5 note chord to the next with each melody note and it is not unusual to go from the 3rd position to the 10th in one single measure. However, the chords, once mastered are very guitar player friendly and flow logically in terms of finger position. The arrangements make sense in terms of the music and the guitar and they are not watered down for the novice nor overly difficult for the sake of difficulty. You can always add a few bass notes or drop a chord for a single note run if you wish. The arrangements leave some space for you to do that. Actually, Yelin in the forward says he intends the player to learn from these arrangements and perhaps become inventive. These books are for players with a lot of playing experience who need some clean no-nonsense arrangements of great golden age jazz tunes to be played by the soloist. Well here they are in a 5 volume series. If you are a guitarist who is comfortable all over the fingerboard and has no issues knotting and unknotting fingers for jazz chords, these books are for you.

Songs include:

  • Day by Day
  • April In Paris
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • God Bless’ The Child
  • Here’s That Rainy Day
  • I Thought About You
  • I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  • It Could Happen To You
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • My Romance
  • Satin Doll
  • Stardust
  • Unchained Melody
  • Wave
  • What’s New?
  • Willow Weep For Me
  • All Of You
  • Tenderly
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Cry Me a River
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • It Might As Well Be Spring
  • Little Girl Blue
  • Samba De Orfeu
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • When I Fall in Love
  • Nuages
  • Easy Living
  • The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
  • Lover
  • I Remember You
  • Beautiful Love
  • Imagination
  • My Foolish Heart
  • I Can’t Get Started

Format: PDF, 107 pages

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2 comments

  1. luigi /

    Thanks for the opportunity. Now I try

  2. luigi /

    Very good, thanks

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