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Bruce Arnold's Jazz Guitar Summit NYC.

The Jazz Guitar Summit is a project that I'm very proud of and I hope you find it to be a great resource for understanding some of the more advance concepts in music. It took many years to film and edit this project. Personally I think this is a must own collection of the educational thoughts of some of the greatest musicians in the early 21st century. I encourage you to purchase this product it will give concepts and exercises that will keep you busy for a very long time no matter what your musical level.

"Over the past six years, I had the pleasure of staging a series of intensive 3-week jazz workshops in New York City. Each year, I invited a cross-section of musicians that I considered to be not only top players and educators but also dynamic innovators and thinkers. With the help of TrueFire, we filmed a truckload of video and then cherry-picked 525 concentrated minutes of our favorite excerpts from 16 of the artists' sessions. It's its the next best thing to having been there yourself."

Indeed, you'll be treated to over 8 1/2 hours of insight, performance examples and engaging perspectives from a veritable who's who of contemporary jazz guitar. And don't let the 'jazz" word scare you off if blues, rock or pop is your bag -- many of the concepts discussed and presented translate very well to any genre of music.

"I tend to think of this NYC Jazz Guitar Summit project as a historical document as well as a teaching tool. It illustrates the musical concepts that are being thought about and implemented by a cross section of dynamic musicians at the beginning of the 21st century, including but certainly not limited to, improvisation in all of its many approaches."

  • Pete McCann covers Bass Notes, C2 Shapes, C7sus Vamps, Splitting Octaves, Perfect Fourths, D minor vamp, major scales, harmonic minor scales, melodic minor scales, Lydian scales and the ii V I Progression.
  • Mimi Fox drills down on a Blues In G Arpeggios, G7 Arpeggios, 12 Bar Blues Solo, Advanced Arpeggio Concepts, Outside Arpeggios and Mixing Arpeggios.
  • Randy Johnston presents Ionian tetrachords, modified Ionian tetrachords and other tetrachords.
  • Leni Stern talks about composing with chords, point falling, African influences, bass lines, melody, changing keys, contrary and oblique motion and pedal tones.
  • Sheryl Bailey covers dominant bebop scales, ii V progressions and microcosmic bebop lines.
  • Brad Shepik discusses scale types, basic ornaments, triplet ornament, mordant, half mordant, grace note ornament, time signatures, jazz standard 7/8, odd time signatures, feeling five, 9/8 time signature and 11/8 time signature.
  • Kenny Wessel shares insight on motives, motives in cycles, applying motives, motives over vamps, and motives over standards. Gene Ess demonstrates how to construct chromatic lines, major 7th chords, flat the thirds, dominant 7th chords and minor 7th chords. Roni Ben-Hur covers B flat blues, guitar comping, drop 2 and drop 3, B flat blues using drop 3, B flat blues using drop 2, rhythm guitar comping and the role of guitar comping.
  • Peter Leitch presents playing rubato, music devices, last chorus solo, dynamics, guitar tone, piano players, playing bass and single note lines.
  • Bruce Bartlett discusses 3 chord progressions, B flat minor 7th, symmetric diminished scale, 7 sharp 9 chord, G7 chord and right hand technique.
  • Dusan Bogdanovic covers polymetric cycle, study performance, 4 notes upper 5 notes lower, meter in 9, meter in 7, 11/8 and 7/8 and cross rhythm.
  • John Hart covers reharmonizations, reharmonizing standards, right hand technique, and chord melody.
  • Jack Wilkins presents melody, structure of tunes, roman numerals, right hand technique, melody and bass lines, "substitute" changes, tritones and how to practice.
  • Jane Getter covers what is fusion, comping guitar, soloing over F7, soloing over Em vamp, 5/4 time and 6/8 groove.
  • Bruce Arnold covers learning ear training, ear training exercises, ear training blues, hexatonic scale, dominant chords and the ii V I.

Please keep in mind that there is no tab or notation to learn or reference. No rhythm tracks to play over. No etudes to practice. There are plans to add these at a future date. Currently, you are encouraged to listen, watch, ingest, process and then apply in your own playing where and when you see fit. Most of the concepts need to be fully internalized to be applied effectively. Meanwhile, sit back and take it all in and then go back to the excerpts that you found most interesting and dig deeper on your own.

Please keep in mind that clicking on the links below to order will take you to the truefire website to check out not the Muse-eek.com

NYC Jazz Summit (Instant Download) $39

NYC Jazz Summit (Disc + Download) $59

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