P2P | 14 November 2020 | 6.51 GB
Putting the pick down and using our fingers opens the door to one of the most organic and rewarding ways to play guitar — especially jazz guitar!
Performing multiple parts simultaneously — walking bass lines, chord voicings, melodies, and solo lines — Sean McGowan’s Fingerstyle Jazz Handbook will empower you to play complete, compelling solo jazz guitar arrangements simply not possible with a pick.
”Playing ‘fingerstyle’ may appear to be a daunting challenge but the jump-start curriculum that I present in this handbook — and a little practice on your part — will get you up and running quickly in the fingerstyle jazz game with players like Joe Pass, Lenny Breau, and Tuck Andress.
We’ll be diving into the techniques, rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic concepts of fingerstyle jazz guitar. You’ll learn how to develop independence in both hands to articulate a convincing swing feel playing solo jazz guitar while integrating bass, chords, and melody simultaneously to create orchestral arrangements of your favorite jazz standards – or any type of song!
Each lesson in the course is supported by an application study designed to help you master a particular technique or harmonic approach. In addition, we’ll punctuate the end of each section with a fun-to-play etude so you can show off your chops as you progress.”
Sean organized the course into five sections. In the first, he’ll help you build a strong fingerstyle jazz foundation with lessons on the left and right-hand techniques, chordal warm-ups, note articulation, walking bass, and essential jazz rhythms.
59 Video Lessons
38 Charts (.pdf)
38 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb)