For many musicians, the thought of improvising can be intimidating. In this exciting conclusion to the Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats trilogy, Andrew York demonstrates that improvisation is a skill that can be learned and practiced just like any other. It is simply a matter of musicians first deciding where they are going by targeting chord tones and then planning how they are going to get there using scales and modes. By practicing the ear training and visualization exercises in this book, guitarists will learn how to turn the music in their “mind’s ear” into imaginative, great-sounding jazz solos. Simultaneously fostering technique and creativity, York creates the ideal training for all guitarists aspiring to break with convention and play their own, unique style. The CD included demonstrates all of the examples in the book.
Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats: Improvisation is available as a Book and CD set for $19.95.