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Learning Jazz Guitar: Lesson 1 - First Steps In Soloing Over Giant Steps

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LEARN THE GIANT STEPS SOLO AND THE APPROACH AS SHOWN IN THIS VIDEO

This download comprises of a seven page booklet & audio that backs up the video for lesson one as seen below and on the GMI website.

This is lesson one is a series of eight lessons for those looking to play jazz guitar. Malcolm MacFarlane uses each lesson to demonstrate different musical concepts and techniques to help you solo over this and other challenging jazz standards.

This lesson covers the following subject areas:

  • Soloing over the Giant Steps sequence in half notes.

  • Soloing over the Giant Steps sequence in quarter notes.

  • A chart showing the breakdown of the tonal centers used in the piece.

  • A complete solo over the sequence using the scales used within the video.

Other Lessons In This Course:

Free Demonstration Lesson - A complete multi chorus improvisation over the sequence of Giant Steps. Note for note transcription in music and TAB.

Lesson 2 - Chordal playing. Outlining the concept, basic chord formations, basic chord demo, adding extensions and alterations, demo basic and advanced chords, utilizing chord inversions, drop two voicings, adapted drop two voicings, adaptive drop two voicings sequence, voice leading between chords.

Lesson 3 - Learning to solo using a combination of scales, arpeggios and chords. Playing in position re tonal centers, creating rhythmic and melodic/harmonic diversity.

This lesson contains three audio files of the solo played in the lesson at full, 75% and 50% speed. The PDF includes the short solo and all other playing by Malcolm in both music and TAB notation. 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A MULTI FILE DOWNLOAD AND THE DIGITAL FILES (PDF, MP3 AUDIO) HAVE BEEN PACKED USING THE COMPRESSION PROGRAM WINRAR TO KEEP FILE SIZE TO A MINIMUM.

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