An Anatomy of Position Playing for Jazz Guitar
Product Number: 31070M
Format: Softcover & Online Audio
Mooney describes the guitar fretboard as “…a labyrinth ruled by shapes and patterns.” He recounts his own journey toward fretboard fluency beginning with the CAGED major scale positions and connecting them with ascending arpeggio shapes. The purpose of his book is to show you a way into the labyrinth, how to navigate it, and find your way out, should you so desire.
Five is the magic number in this book. With five jazz chord progressions, fretboard scale and arpeggio diagrams in five positions, and transcribed eighth-note improvisations, Mooney illustrates how five giants of jazz—Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane—might have approached improvisation had they been jazz guitarists.
Written in standard notation and fretboard diagrams for the intermediate to advanced guitarist already well-acquainted with jazz scale and chord theory. Includes access to online audio for all 60 etudes, play-along and improv examples. ©2022, 116 pages