A quick guide to jazz styles through the years. Take a trip through the history of jazz with The Jazz Guitar Experience. Designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists who are already comfortable with the basic chordal and melodic vocabulary of jazz, this concise, comprehensive overview of important styles, techniques, and artists covers every era of the genre , from gypsy jazz and cool jazz to bebop, fusion, and modern jazz. You will also learn about other styles that have influenced jazz music along the way, such as bossa nova and the blues. Exploring the history of jazz will give you a greater understanding of the jazz music of today, and you" ll learn to apply many practical skills to your playing for completely authentic performances. You" ll become a more versatile and well-rounded guitarist, able to handle a wide range of musical situations. So break out of your comfort zone and experiment with many new facets of jazz with The Jazz Guitar Experience. The CD demonstrates all the music examples in the book. ©2009, Book & CD.