Ted Greene – Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing Vol. 1

May 17 2015

Ted Greene – Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing Vol. 1

A book that clearly explains the principles of jazz soloing. Logically organized, with hundreds of musical examples, this method is the result of many years of Ted’s teaching and research. “Single Note Soloing, Volume 1” is the perfect book for those that are interested in jazz and have experience playing the guitar, but want to learn the ins and outs of jazz phrasing.
The musical examples in this book (all in notation, no TAB here) are great and Ted’s comments include a wealth of information about left and right hand tips, phrasing ideas, and how to use the examples. A pleasant “side effect” of going through this book is your sight-reading will noticably improve, especially in the higher positions (such as the 7th, 8th, and 9th). And for those who might already know the theory involved, it makes a for a great warmup and provides a refresher course in important fundamentals.
Ted Greene’s marvelous books have become staples in guitar instruction, starting with the famous “Chord Chemistry” (Ted frequently referred to the book as “Chord Catastrophe”).
“Single Note Soloing, Volume 1” is the perfect book for those that are interested in jazz and have experience playing the guitar, but want to learn the ins and outs of jazz phrasing. The musical examples in this book (all in notation, no TAB here) are great and Ted’s comments include a wealth of information about left and right hand tips, phrasing ideas, and how to use the examples. A pleasant “side effect” of going through this book is your sight-reading will noticably improve, especially in the higher positions (such as the 7th, 8th, and 9th). And for those who might already know the theory involved, it makes a for a great warmup and provides a refresher course in important fundamentals. Never does the book have a pretentious or snobby air to it, and his thoughts are always encouraging and inspiring when you read them. Many guitar books create more holes than fill them, because the authors themselves do not have the needed grasp of the fundamentals. There’s no need to worry about that here, as Ted was a master at learning (and therefore, teaching) things the right way.
Any electric guitarist should have all of his books period! These are not fancy riffs or solos but the most creative and best organized series of works on jazz guitar ever written. Most think of Ted as a finger style jazz player.
This book essentially acquaints the reader with four different sounds: major, minor, dominant and altered dominant. It gives a set of ideas or licks for each sound, in each position. While this is a reasonable structure, it is nearly impossible to remember long strings of isolated licks.
If you are new to jazz, you can try to systematically open up the whole fretboard to your fingers and ears, by playing through this book front to back. If you have been playing for a while, this book also serves as an excellent reference guide. For example, let’s say that you are rehearsing a tune and you feel limited over a certain change. Just open this book to the corresponding scale and position, and a wealth of ideas are there to help you get out of your creative rut.
Helpfully structured, thorough and practical. It does require a good deal of patience and dedication, but if you are serious about this art form, you already have those qualities.

Format: PDF, 134 pages

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9 comments

  1. progden /

    Brilliant find…. you’re the mutts nuts when it comes to great guitar related book posts… thanks a bundle as usual…! :yourock:

  2. wwwind123 /

    I can’t download this book .
    Would you please send this book to my gmail?
    thanks very much

  3. seamont /

    wonderful method book

  4. Bluehippo /

    It doesn’t matter, this is the best site on the internet! You’ve helped a lot of musicians. I’m a much better player thanks to fast strings.

  5. tangelo /

    Great method book

  6. Roberto /

    Gracias!!!un gran aporte, espero poder aprovecharlo al 100 por ciento!!

  7. dany /

    Great book, great method :elvis:

  8. Lo6gan /

    Amigo, de verdad te voy a agradecer mucho si me envias a mi mail el libro, muchas gracias de antemano!

  9. sergio romeo tzul /

    buenissimo quisiera haber saludado a ted greene un exelente músico!!!!

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