The Best Of Joe Pass - Guitar Signature Licks
The Best Of Joe Pass Guitar Signature Licks PDF. A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of the Jazz Guitar Virtuoso. Learn the trademark riffs and solos of Joe Pass, one of the greatest guitarists in the history of jazz, with this in-depth book/CD pack. Wolf Marshall analyzes and teaches a dozen top songs. Listen to music, follow the tabs and play like your favourite musician.
This book is good for the intermediate to advanced guitarist. It maps out all the licks and chords that Joe Pass used. Not an easy book but if you spend time with it and work a bit each day you will reap the rewards and your patience will be rewarded.
The commentary on the transcriptions, whilst accurate, is shallow and does not give much insight into how Joe created these solos - for that you will need to look at Joe's own books - particularly Joe Pass Guitar Style and Joe Pass On Guitar.
Keep in mind that this is not for beginners. However, if you are a rock, blues player and really want to break away from the box system and sixteenth notes scalar runs, that's a good book to buy. Joe's playing is all over the neck + he uses a wide variety of techniques from finger picking to sweep picking.
Jazz is a lot of work (and fun!) so if you are to spend hours and hours learning, learn from one of the best. Get this book.
If you want to learn great stuff but in a less intimidating way, give a shot to Tom Dempsey "Classic Jazz Guitar Styles" (great backing tracks) or Fred Sokolow The Roots of Jazz Guitar, these too guys will start you on Charlie Christian all the way up. Their solos are great but they are more fit for low intermediates and up.
The Signature Licks Series features book and CD packs and DVDs specially designed to teach a musician the trademark techniques of popular artists and musical styles. Each package features an in-depth breakdown of the riffs and sounds unique to the band or artist: the sounds which have led the band or artist to be recognizable by their own signature sound. The Signature Licks Series is an excellent resource to learn what makes for a unique sound as well as help you develop your own.
- Blues for Basie
- For Django
- I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance
- The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
- Nobody Else but You
- One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
- There Is No Greater Love
Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 90 pages