Mike Christiansen Complete Jazz Guitar Method

Mike Christiansen - Complete Jazz Guitar Method

Sep 6, 2022

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

More jazz guitar lessons:

Jim Hall - Jazz Guitar Master Class (Vol. 1, 2, 3)

Sid Jacobs - Jazz Guitar Improvisation

Alan deMause - 101 Jazz Guitar Licks

Guitar Licks Goldmine - 200 Jazz Licks

Jack Grassel - Jazz Guitar Classics

Language: English
Year: 2004
Country: USA
Running time: More than 2 hrs
Quality: DVD5
Video: 720x480 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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20 comments on “Mike Christiansen - Complete Jazz Guitar Method”

  1. Is it possible to only download the PDF book and Audio files, but none of the video?

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

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


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