Good jazz books

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  1. mmatijevic

    mmatijevic Member

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    Hi, I was wondering do you have some recommendations for jazz guitar books with good theory and nice voicings, songs, CD examples, whatever, something you liked and you think it's worth of buying! :)
     
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    Definitely not a "guitar" book - but I've learned a ton from Mark Levine's "the Jazz Theory Book". Also no CD, but lots of recommended recordings and transcribed licks to illustrate what he's talking about ...
     
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    Check out anything written by Don Mock.
     
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    Frank Gambale Technique books I and II.
    +1 for any Don Mock books...
    Steve Kahn's Chord Khancepts and Pentatonic Kahncepts or something similar.

    Chris

    Lots of good play-a-long books at www.jazzbooks.com
     
  5. Flyin' Brian

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    For technique, there's not many better than TGPs own Jack Zucker's "Sheets of Sound".
     
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    +1

    I like this book very much, partially because it isn't guitar oriented.
     
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    I really like Bruce Saunders' books on pentatonics and playing over changes (Mel Bay publishing)
     
  8. JJK

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    I have the Hal Leonard Jazz Book for guitar and it's quite good. I like it alot.
     
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    If you are looking for an all in one book/cd, this is a good recommendation as it has actual tunes and covers comping and soloing. I believe some theory is in there too.
     
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    Yup, it pretty much covers everything.
     
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    Ive been going through this the last few weeks. Really really good.

    I have the Don Mock stuff too and its really good as well.
     

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