If you are a guitarist, and if you like jazz, IMPROVISATIONAL TECHNIQUES is a book you will want to have in your home library, and one you should request your Public Library to have for its library patrons. The book comes with a play-along CD which further enhances the written material.
There is much to learn from the sections on arpeggios, chromaticism, and dominant perspectives. Other equally valuable information is shared concerning harmonic manipulations, linear motion, various forms of melodic interpretations, octaves, phrasing, sub-tonalties, targeting, and many other topics.
Jay Umble has done a great service for jazz guitarists with this book on improvisational techniques. Straight-ahead prose, clear insights, shared approaches, and crisp presentation style make this one of the finest books of its kind available to contemporary jazz guitarists. Highly recommended.IMPROVISATIONAL TECHNIQUES by Jay Umble for jazz guitar is a firstrate course of instruction for guitarists. It holds the readers interest from beginning to end!'