Looking for a key to unlock your jazz solos or comping? Essential Jazz Lines: The Style of Charlie Parker offers fine entries to the playing of a great jazzer.
Essential Jazz Lines: The Style of Charlie Parker translates Bird’s famous sax stylings into guitar lines and explores his bebop scales. Both books include lessons in musical notation and tab, as well as a CD packed with tracks of lessons, exercises, and backing music for you to jam over.
For the price of one half-hour guitar lesson, this book provides hours of music to study.
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