Have you ever wondered how guitarists like Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery and George Benson find such full, luscious voicings for their chord melody playing Well, much of that sound is based on the Drop 2 principle of chord voicings and this book explains exactly how you can get that same sound too This book has sections that cover 1 All the basic principals of drop 2 melody harmonization including passing tones and extension tones as well as basic chord tones.2 Practical, guitar friendly methods for creating hip, modern sounds by tweaking the basic drop 2 voicings.3 Clear methods for soloing and comping in drop 2, including melodic enclosures, special guitar oriented chromatic effects, and a system of modal drop 2 harmony.4 An organized practice routine, including fingerboard diagrams as well as standard notation, to fully develop all the concepts mentioned above in a hands on approach, with a minimum of theory.You will find that this book covers this essential material in a unique way unlike any other guitar book available today Book includes 2 CDs of the author demonstrating each exercise....
|Title||:||Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol.1: The Drop 2 Book|
|Publisher||:||Sher Music Co unknown edition October 16, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||69 pages|
|File Size||:||667 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol.1: The Drop 2 Book Reviews
I'm a long time guitar player -- 41 years -- and a long time systems analyst -- almost as long.
After playing guitar for thirty years, I finally have a book that brings the logic of chord progressions and the logic of the fretboard together. Thank you Randy Vincent!
The book has a lot of good information, but it's put together in a very haphazard way. For example, you would think a book on Drop 2 would start by telling you what Drop 2 is, but instead it starts out with several examples of what Drop 2 sounds like (which is pointless if you don't know what you're listening for), a couple of asides about other types of voicings and the Bebop major scale, before finally getting to the definition of Drop 2 buried at the end of a paragraph several pages in. Without a logical flow of ideas, it can make for confusing reading and virtually forces you to read through the chapters multiple times before moving on. Yes, reading things multiple times is good practice -- to make sure you got all the information. Having to re-read something just to understand it is the very definition of poor writing.
This is the best Drop 2 book I've seen. Chords are in grids and standard notation - every single example is on the 2 CDs.. Easy to use, fun to learn, the chords are always presented as part of a usable sequence - the only exception to this is the appendix, which has some alternate voicings. This is a version of Mark Levine's Drop 2 keyboard book, and the adaptation for guitar is superb.