How much of the REH Hotline series have you got?

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  1. Clifford-D

    Clifford-D Member

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    These skinny books of 35 or so pages. Somewhere around 20 of them in the series. To me these books felt like a killer day at GIT. And it was.

    I have from the original series;
    Fusion Don Mock
    Hot Licks Don Mock
    Melodic Chord Phrases Ron Eschete
    Jazz Jackie King
    Chord Connection Dave Eastlee
    Artful Arpeggios Don Mock
    Rock Keith Wyatt
    Jazz Rock Steve Freeman
    Rock Rhyrhm Terence Elliott
    Blues Robben Ford
    Fingerstyle Blues David Ferguson

    Then I have the very earliest and rare;
    Chord Scale Relationships Kato
    Solo Chords Roger Hutchinson
    Modes Roger Hutchinson Don Mock
    Triadic Energy Lenny Carlson

    And I have more early stuff that isn't in its place. Plus I have lots of later publications by Ford and others.

    I can easily say that my REH collection is the biggest series of books that I have.
    They were a unique concept in books back then, imo they wrote the book on how later books would present their layout.

    What books do you have?
     
  2. Mooselake

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    None, except years ago a friend loaned me the Robben Ford one for a couple weeks. I don't remember much about it to be honest. I do like the Muscian's Institute books I've come across, maybe they derive somewhat from REH. (was REH associated with GIT?)
     
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    I have 21st Century Intervallic Designs by Joe Diorio.
     
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    Good question. I have so much of that stuff, but most of it is sitting out in the garage in a plastic tub.

    I've had a few of Mock's stuff, Robben and Diorio. I don't recall what else from that series.
     
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    Iv'e got Rock Rhythm by Terrence Elliot complete with cassette tape. Should really dig it out again and do a refresher course.
    Also got Modern Country Licks by Steve Trovato and Jerome Arnold, no cassette. Got a few good ideas from this one over the years.
     
  6. Neer

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    I have/had a Martino, Diorio, Freeman, Mock
     
  7. StevenA

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    Wasn't Bebop Bible-Les Wise REH?
     
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    I've accumulated a huge library of guitar instruction books I bought at every opportunity in the 70s/80s before someone else did, such was the competition for access to hard to get instructional material Down Under.

    The REH books were a welcome breakthrough in presenting a focused selection of an artist's techniques - the Robben Ford solo I learned note for note and much of it has remained with me (at a jazz gig yesterday, I thought to myself -"that's that Robben Ford lick again"). The Pat Martino Jazz Hotline book was/is a bit "tougher".

    I finally got around to working on the Les Wise "Inner Jazz" book (I'd had it for at least twenty years "unread") and to my surprise it succinctly covered the precise topic I was studying - playing over dominants - that's all it is about - the concepts were largely beyond me back then but last month I'd pretty much digested its singular content in a well spent half an hour. My advice would be to go through your old books and find what content finally resonates with you now.

    The next book from the shelf I intend to tackle is TEN published by GIT.
     
  9. Elektrik_SIxx

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    First one I got was Robben Ford, then Steve Freeman, Don Mock and Pat Martino.
     
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    I have books/videos by Martino, Pass, Ford, Mock, Diorio, Hall, Coryell, Benson and a few others. Not sure what series they belong to. Fun to watch, but I never felt I learned all that much from them. :huh
     
  11. Neer

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    Well, maybe you didn't learn a system, but I'm sure in some way these items may have given you some food for thought. Sometimes a lesson will inspire me to turn it off and run in my own direction with something, as if a catalyst. If I can get one concept from any learning material, than I think it was worth it.

    I will never be a jazz player, but I will always be a jazz-influenced player. That's on me.
     
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    That's usually what I get from these things too. Even years later sometimes an idea will pop out after a read through.
     
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    I had the Jennifer Batten "Two Hand Rock", after I read about her in a Mike Varney 'Spotlight' feature, GP Magazine. A year or so later, I was taking private lessons with her in Valley Arts Guitar Store in Studio City, LA. I still remember the day she told me she was no longer gonna teach cuz she just got a "huge gig."
     
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    I got given a REH Prolicks Hard Rock by Paul Hanson, I think it has about six cassettes and a booklet. I probably still have it somewhere.
     
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    Yep
     

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