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Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Jazz Guitar books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Jazz Guitar, Complete Edition (Book & CD) (2010)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfAnyone with a basic knowledge of guitar chords and scale fingerings can pick up this well-paced, comprehensive method and get started playing jazz right away. Beginning concepts include major scales, basic triad theory, extended chords, and modes. Intermediate topics include the ii-V-I progression, creating solo lines, altered chord formulas, and comping in different jazz feels such as Latin, swing, ballad, and funk.
Author(s): Jody Fisher

Modern Jazz Guitar Concepts: Cutting Edge Jazz Guitar Techniques With Virtuoso Jens Larsen (Advanced Jazz Guitar) (2018)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfMaster cutting edge modern jazz guitar techniques with Jens Larsen  provides an in-depth insight into the modern jazz guitar techniques you’ll hear in the music of and others.
Author(s): Jens Larsen , Joseph Alexander , et al.

Jazz Guitar Chord Mastery: A practical, musical guide to all guitar chord structures, voicings and inversions (play jazz guitar) (2019)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfJazz Guitar Chord Voicings: Musically MasteredLearn and incorporate essential jazz guitar chord vocabulary into your playing quickly, easily and logically.Over 150 creative exercises with audioJazz Guitar Chord Mastery is a guitar chord method that easily develops your harmonic knowledge and fretboard skills, while helping you master and use advanced jazz chords, voicings and inversions.Daunted by jazz chords and comping?Jazz Guitar Chord Mastery begins by breaking down jazz harmony in…
Author(s): Mr Joseph Alexander, Mr Tim Pettingale

Mickey Baker’s Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 1 (Ashley Publications) (1996)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA method in how to play jazz and hot guitar.
Author(s): Mickey Baker

Hal Leonard Guitar Method – Jazz Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Stylistic Supplement (2003)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf(Guitar Method). Featuring in-depth lessons and 40 great jazz classics, the Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning jazz guitar. This book uses real jazz songs to teach you the basics of accompanying and improvising jazz guitar in the style of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Charlie Christian, Jim Hall and many others.
Author(s): Jeff Schroedl

Advanced Jazz Guitar Concepts: Modern Jazz Guitar Soloing with Triad Pairs, Quartal Arpeggios, Exotic Scales and More (2019)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfMaster advanced jazz guitar techniques with Jens Larsen In  jazz guitar virtuoso Jens Larsen provides more deep insights into the techniques and theory of contemporary jazz guitar. You’ll discover a practical, no-nonsense guide to jazz guitar topics that have mystified even experienced jazz musicians – such as effe…
Author(s): Mr Jens Larsen, Mr Joseph Alexander, et al.

Fundamental Changes in Jazz Guitar: An In depth Study of Major ii V I Soloing for Bebop Guitar (2019)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfStuck with Jazz Guitar and don’t know where to start?Fundamental Changes in Jazz Guitar is a step-by-step method that teaches you how to solo intricately over the most common progression in jazz: The Major ii V I (‘two five one’).
Author(s): Mr Joseph Alexander, Mr Tim Pettingale

The Jazz Guitar Chord Compilation: Three Essential Jazz Chord Books in One (2015)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThree of the Most Popular Jazz Guitar Chord Books on Amazon Together in One Volume This compilation of essential jazz guitar books includes: Over 250 Pages and 350 Notated Audio Examples Help You Master the Most Essential Concepts in Jazz Guitar With hours of audio to download for free from www.fundamental-changes.com, this compilation shows you how to construct, play and musically apply each jazz guitar chord structure.
Author(s): Mr Joseph Alexander

Martin Taylor Walking Bass For Jazz Guitar: Learn to Masterfully Combine Jazz Chords with Walking Basslines (2018)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfCombine Walking Basslines and Jazz Guitar Chords, with Martin Taylor MBEWalking Bass for Jazz Guitar distils over 40 years of virtuosity and skill into one beautiful jazz guitar book.
Author(s): Martin Taylor, Joseph Alexander , et al.

Jazz Bebop Blues Guitar: Creative Concepts to Master the Language of Bebop Jazz-Blues Guitar (2018)

 Best Jazz Guitar Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPlay bebop jazz-blues guitar lines effortlessly with these simple substitution ideas helps you to create the authentic sound of jazz guitar, without having to learn numerous scales and modes. Based around the familiar blues progression, this book uses simple chord / scale substitution ideas to create beautiful jazz-blues lines in the style of the great jazz guitarists.
Author(s): Tim Pettingale, Joseph Alexander

Best Jazz Guitar Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some jazz guitar books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

100 Ultimate Jazz Riffs for Guitar

Author(s): Andrew D. Gordon
ID: 3548804, Publisher: A.D.G. Productions, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub

All Fourths Tuning for Jazz Guitar: (for noobs and nerds alike)

Author(s): Yasser Mattar
ID: 2951482, Publisher: Yasser Mattar, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

The Complete Jazz Guitar Soloing Compilation: Learn Authentic Jazz Guitar in context

Author(s): Joseph Alexander
ID: 3188863, Publisher: www.fundamental-changes.com, Year: 2019, Size: 14 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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