Chord-Lead Soloing for Guitar is a complete method for developing fluid double-stop chord melody. This style of playing can be heard most notably in the playing of Jimi Hendrix (in songs such as The Wind Cries Mary LittleWing and Castles Made of Sand ) as well in the music of the guitarists he influenced including Steve Vai Eric Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Chord-lead style playing bridges the gap between straight lead and strictlyrhythm because it is simultaneously chordal (implying a specific major or minor chord) and melodic (carrying a distinct singable melody). This book shows the guitarist how to develop this technique and create continuousconnections of moving voicings merging lead and rhythm into one flowing melodic chordal texture. This is accomplished through a comprehensive collection of chord-lead phrases each of which is presented in at least threedifferent fingerings (important for whole-neck flow). These phrases are then assembled into soloing etudes that demonstrate practical application over different chord progressions Chord-lead playing can be adapted to everystyle of music including rock jazz blues alternative funk R&B country and pop. Mastering chord-lead soloing also greatly increases a guitarist s ability to stand alone ; that is to play by himself unaccompanied by othermusicians mixing and switching between chording and lead improvisation. This book is perhaps the most definitive guide ever written for mastering this highly sought after (yet elusive) style of playing. CD included. Standardnotation and tablature.
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