Do What You Love #1 – Fotoband

Do What You Love

The first book of photographs dedicated to musicians in jazz, R & B, Funk & Soul and Smooth Jazz by Christian Nordström 164 pages in format A4 landscape. Following bands / musicians are presented in high quality photographs:

Fourplay, Marcus Miller, Rick Brown, Nils Landgren, Marc Antoine, Kirk Whalum, Candy Dulfer, Matt Marshak, David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Joey Sommerville, Jesssy J, Paul Brown, Rocco Ventrella, Warren Hill.

Get this fantastic photo book here.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Smooth Jazz Handbook

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The term ‘Smooth Jazz’ was originally coined by radio executives to describe the then new genre that fused blues, jazz, R&B, funk, rock and pop influences. Smooth Jazz tracks are generally down-tempo instrumentals favoring melody and smooth grooves over the sophisticated rhythms, faster tempos and long improvisations typical in jazz.

Musicologists would likely trace the origin of what’s known today as ‘Smooth Jazz’ back to a series of three Wes Montgomery records produced by Creed Taylor in the late 60’s. All three were very commercially successful, which enticed many other accomplished musicians of that era to release records in the format including Freddie Hubbard, Chet Baker, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Bob James, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr, Herb Alpert, Al Jarreau and Chuck Mangione.

Guitarists Larry Carlton, Stanley Jordan, Earl Klugh, Chuck Loeb, Kevin Eubanks, Michael Landau, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour and many other contemporary guitarists have also all enjoyed critical acclaim and much commercial success from their Smooth Jazz projects.

One other extraordinarily talented guitarist of note, Paul Brown started his music career as a producer and engineer. He earned two Grammy Awards and an impressive string 40+ number one hits. Paul has worked on projects with George Benson, Al Jarreau, Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Luther Vandross, Larry Carlton, Boney James, and many, many other top artists and musicians. With such extensive experience as a producer, engineer AND guitar player, who better than Paul to guide you through the Smooth Jazz Handbook?!

Paul organized the Smooth Jazz Handbook into two sections. In the first section, Paul presents what he considers to be the 12 guiding musical principles of Smooth Jazz for guitarists. In the second section, Paul steps you through six soloing studies, which put all of those principles to work, in a musical context, over a variety of rhythm tracks (top notch tracks!)

Paul demonstrates all of the musical examples and then breaks them down in detail. All of the soloing studies are tabbed out and notated, plus you’ll get Guitar Pro files as well (Windows & Mac compatible). You’ll also get all of the rhythm tracks to work with on your own.

No tedious theory or boring exercises to struggle through — you’ll play your way through Paul Brown’s Smooth Jazz Handbook and have a blast doing it.

Grab your guitar. The smooth groove is just a click away…

http://truefire.com/jazz-guitar-lessons/smooth-jazz-handbook/

Smooth Jazz And Books – Benson: The Autobiography

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This summer will see the release of  Benson: The Autobiography.

Benson: The Autobiography follows Lil’ Georgie Benson from his remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of Dubai, and everywhere in between.

George’s tales of scuffling on the road with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis, and emerging as the first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture.

This long-awaited book allows readers to meet one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of any era.

You can pre-order the book from Amazon here.

Dictionary of Keyboard Grooves

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Dictionary of Keyboard Grooves (The Complete Source for Loops, Patterns & Sequences in All Popular Styles). By Gail Johnson. For Piano/Keyboard. Musicians Institute Press. Softcover with CD. 48 pages. Published by Musicians Institute Press (HL.695556).

ISBN 0634018787. 9×12 inches.

The first comprehensive source for keyboard grooves complete with transcriptions and tips on loop construction! Covers: dance, funk, jazz, Latin, reggae, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll grooves. All loops are fully scored and fully compatible with all samplers and recording software. This book/CD pack can serve as a sample library or a style manual for keyboardists who want to learn new patterns. The CD is filled with keyboard grooves that can be sampled and looped in a groove and includes MIDI files that can be edited (as far as tempo & key), then used in songs, as play-along tracks, or as a learning tool for knowledge of voicing and style. Files are in .wav audio and MIDI format. The book includes sampling tips, notation for all grooves, and much more helpful info.

This book is available at this website.

Holiday Special Offer

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Holiday Special Offer

When you buy one of the New SONG BOOKs you get to take any CD for $10 plus free shipping within the US

Or

pick up to 4 CDs for $11 each with free shipping in the US

offer good for orders placed until Dec 24th.

NILS GUITAR HITS

features note by note guitar transcriptions of 11 songs incl. tablature and chord diagrams.

The second book

NILS GUITAR HITS FOR SAX AND TRUMPET

features lead sheets of the same 11 songs in Concert, Bb, and Eb keys.

Both books will come with a Jam track CD, which enables you to play along with the tracks. It’s the songs without the lead guitar.

Smooth Jazz And Books – Ultra Smooth Jazz Play-A-Long Book

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With the worldwide success of The Super Groovers previous music instructional book series Ultra Smooth Jazz Grooves for Bb & Eb Sax, Flute, Guitar and Keyboards containing 8 measure grooves in various smooth jazz styles, they decided to create a play-a-long book of full length songs from their two albums Supergroovin and Mainline Connection.

They picked songs that would give the music student a variety of styles to choose from, ranging from the pop/jazz style of You Are The Only One In My Life , minor blues of To The T and A Cry For Peace , funky/blues of Super Groover , latin style of Groovin With The In Crowd and Villefranche Sur Mer , gospel style of To Our Loved Ones , reggae style of Right Track Wrong train To Jamaica , funky/jazz of Mainline Connection , Keeping The Past Alive and the bonus track Destinasian and lastly the funky jazz/swing feel of Spritual Seeker .

The audio files that come with the book contains full rhythm backing tracks. You can buy this item at Amazon.com.

 

The Ultimate Guitar Chords, Scales & Arpeggios Handbook

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The Ultimate Guitar Chords, Scales & Arpeggios Handbook is a 285-Page Book and Video Course for learning scales, chords, arpeggios, music theory, and fretboard theory. It is designed to work very well in Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Smart Phone, Tablet, and eBook platforms. The book is organized in a 240-lesson format that takes you step by step through the essential elements of guitar playing. Each lesson builds on the next and the book is designed for beginners through advanced /virtuoso guitarists.

The book is FREE on the Amazon Kindle store for a limited time- just 2 days (June 23rd and 24th, 2013). You can get your copy here via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQTTLVE/ref=

This New Edition includes 2 1/2 Hours of Free Streaming Videos! The video lessons cover guitar technique, music theory, guitar licks and solos, how to play scales and arpeggios, Jam Tracks, and developing good practice goals. The following materials (in 1, 2, and 3 Octaves with fingerings and music theory) are covered in the 285 pages of this book: Major Chords, Scales, Arpeggios, Theory and Modes Minor Chords, Scales, Arpeggios, Theory and Modes, The Blues & Pentatonic Scales, 7th Chords & Arpeggios, Advanced Concepts (for example, 9th, 11th, and 13th Chords & Arpeggios), Chromatic Scales & Advanced / Exotic Scales,15 Free Play-Along Videos to improve improvising and musicality You might also find this book useful and fun, if you are a:

•Guitarist (from beginner to professional / advanced level), who would like to improve your technique, creativity, musical vocabulary, and music theory and fretboard understanding.

•Guitar Teacher, who is looking for material to teach your students about chords, scales, arpeggios, music theory, the notes of the guitar neck, fretboard theory, technique, songwriting, and improvising / building guitar solos.

•Songwriter, who would like to expand your creativity and the variety of chords, melodies, and textures in your songs.

•Teacher, who would like to play the guitar in the classroom and improve your technique, creativity, and understanding of the guitar.

•Parent, who would like your children to learn how to play the guitar.

•Musician, who would like to add the guitar to the instruments you know how to play.

The book is available via Steeplechase Arts (http://steeplechasearts.com) on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQTTLVE/ref=.