Umble, Jay: Payin' Your Dues With The Blues (Mel Bay Guitar University Jazz Curriculum)

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Payin' Your Dues With The Blues (Mel Bay Guitar University Jazz Curriculum)

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Subtitle: The Ultimate Source for the Jazz and Blues Guitarist

Department: Guitar & Bass - Jazz Guitar

Publisher: Mel Bay

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This book stands alone as the most comprehensive teaching method for the jazz/blues guitarist. It provides everything one needs to know to successfully master the jazz/blues style covering topics such as: harmonic form, linear concepts, comping, walking bass lines, background vamps, endings and more! Packed with an abundance of practical examples, it offers something for everyone regardless of ability. This exploration of the jazz/blues will place you directly in the driver’s seat once and for all! Standard notation and TAB, includes CD.

• The most comprehensive teaching method for the jazz/blues guitar style
• All topics are covered in depth
• All examples are practical, enabling one to improve dramatically
• Offers something for everyone regardless of ability

Contents and Reviews


Section 1 (Harmonic Form) Section 2 (Comping) Section 3 (Background Vamps) Section 4 (Harmonic & Rhythmic Tension) Section 5 (Types of Blues Melodies) Section 6 (Other Blues Forms) Section 7 (Walking Bass) Section 8 (Soloing Concepts) Section 9 (Advanced Linear Concepts) Section 10 (Harmonic Super-Imposition) Section 11 (Chord Soloing) Section 12 (Blues Endings) Glossary


"I’ve always felt pretty good about the basic blues but the jazz blues arena was just a little beyond me. Then I ran across this book and am I ever glad I found it! The explanations given for each example are very easy to understand and it feels so good to finally know that I’m making progress. Each section is a topic in itself so you don’t have to feel like you have to go through the whole thing to get it. For example, the Comping section gives so much information about things to do when playing chords, it’s awesome! So you can spend a lot of time with that and then sometime down the road when you have more time you can check out another section (topic) in the book. This is one of the best instructional books I have ever seen!"

Rating: 19/09/2008 By: Travis Donmoyer

" I've always loved the blues, but the good, jazzy blues was always a little beyond me. When I ran across this book, I found that the explanations in it were easy to understand. I'm finally getting the hang of it!

Each topic is sectioned for easy browsing, and each section is a wealth of information. This allows people to focus on the types of playing that THEY are interested in, and also allows for branching out in different directions and styles. Suffice to say, this is one of the best instructional books I've ever seen!

(rockin' out some soul)"

Rating: 30/09/2008