#1
Hey I'm trying to look for books that would teach me more about jazz guitar specifically on theory and improvisation. I can improvise some basic jazz progressions
so I'm looking for something intermidiate-advanced level. I want to get really good
at improvising
#2
Scott Henderson has a DVD on Jazz-fusion improvisation that is supposed to be very good.

While he may not be jazz, one DVD that has helped me alot with playing over progressions is Marty Friedmans Melodic Control.
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Scott Henderson has a DVD on Jazz-fusion improvisation that is supposed to be very good.

While he may not be jazz, one DVD that has helped me alot with playing over progressions is Marty Friedmans Melodic Control.


His jazz fusion dvd is nothing compared to his absolutely incredible and in my opinion greatest instructional video ever made Melodic Phrasing.

Another good one is Jamey Aebersold's Anyone Can Improvise, along with Emily Remler's Bebop And Swing Guitar.

But it looks to me like you're looking more for a good book than a good DVD, Boghead.
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His jazz fusion dvd is nothing compared to his absolutely incredible and in my opinion greatest instructional video ever made Melodic Phrasing.

Another good one is Jamey Aebersold's Anyone Can Improvise, along with Emily Remler's Bebop And Swing Guitar.

But it looks to me like you're looking more for a good book than a good DVD, Boghead.


I hear melodic phrasing is a must have, I was going to get it, but Sam Ash dosent carry it so I got a Frank Gambale DVD on speed picking instead.

oh and isnt Aebersold a sax player?
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#5
Yeah, and he does the Anyone Can Improvise video on piano... It's not instrument bound.
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#6
Cool thanks, I really needed it. I was looking for anything that would help. I'm planning to study jazz at college next year so I have till then to get my Improvisational skills to a decent level.
#7
Of course a good substitute would just be to transcribe and improvise a lot.
#8
Robben Ford's "Blues and Beyond" DVD
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#9
My old guitar teacher has this book called "jazz theory" (original eh) I think it is. Its huge, but it has about everything. Great book.

There, I just asked him about it on msn, and he said that its an amazing book.
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#11
Probably The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine, but I guess I thought that was evident because I've recommended it so much

So yeah, great book, everyone should have it. It's 522 pages if my memory serves me right, and I'm too lazy to go check
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