jazz and classical books

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Ryan Layton
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ok, my birthday is comming up soon (may 17th) and i want some guitar books. i want jazz books. i want to know how to write and play it and know all the ins and outs of jazz music.

i will probably get 2 of them, but if there is a fantastic classical book out there i wouldn't mind getting the title of it too.
spanishphrygian
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I thought that "Mel Bay's complete Jazz guitarist," was a great begining book. I sort of like the Jamey Aebersold series as well. I love the Guitar Grimoire books by Adam Kadmon. Last but not least, Scott Tenant's Pumping Nylon is a great begining classical book I suppose.

Great books, but the only one that explains jazz is Mel Bay's.

Tenant's book shows some exercises for classical technique.

The Grimoire is just a list of Arpegios and Scales, but is a really fine collection.

You could find all of these on the WWW if you don't already know about them.

I hope that I helped somehow.

Good Luck and Happy Birthday man.
Rob Keeler
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The best thing for you to do is get a teacher that specializes in either jazz or classical.
Ryan Layton
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there are no good teachers in my area so im going to attend the North Carolina School Of The Arts which specializes in classical and has many jazz bands. i just want to have some back ground knowledge with the areas so im not too lost.
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