If you have heard Jackie King perform on guitar, you know he has a unique jazz sound. In his book, MEL BAYs GETTING INTO JAZZ GUITAR you will discover techniques for playing jazz guitar given in clear illustrations by King.
A 76 track CD comes with the book and it is a solid hands-on reference to the instruction material covered in the book. There are 8 chapters.
A nice introduction on getting into jazz sets the stage followed by chapters covering harmony chords and improvising. Chapter 2 deals with the aesthetics of the guitar and is worthwhile reading for all those interested in jazz music. Chapter 7 shares some highly important and hard to find techniques on staccato (picking) and Legato (slurring). Chapter 8 on identifying chromaticism is one of the best writings on the subject available.
A contact reference is given in the book: www.JackieKing.com. This is a hands-on education book and one that will become popular among students.'Veteran guitar virtuoso Jackie King comes up with a winner in his new MEL BAYs GETTING INTO JAZZ GUITAR. A CD accompanies the book which contains 76 tracks for reference.'