Swing & Jazz Rhythm Guitar Chord System
by Mel Bay

THE Chord Method for basic Swing & Jazz Chords, Especially relevant for acoustic rhythm styles. Now with online video!

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Absolutely the best, most complete chord system for basic swing and jazz rhythm guitar. This 48-page book/online video set from Mel Bay Publications, written by Mel himself, offers a systematic approach to learning all the important jazz chord forms by teaching four different voicings --- and thus four different neck position choices --- for each major, minor, major seven, dominant, and minor seven, flat five, augmented fifth, major and minor sixth, diminished, augmented, and all the ninth, eleventh and thirteenth chords! Forms are identified by which part of the chord is in the bass (the one, three, five, seven, etc. of the chord). Forms are compared to show students relationships between similar chords: for example, how a major seven is changed to create a major sixth chord. Students end up learning all the important chord forms in four places on the neck and a heck of a lot about chord and music theory. Hands down the best primer on swing & jazz rhythm guitar. This inexpensive little book will teach you more than and 10 methods each costing much more. You'll be swinging like Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman, Freddie Green with Count Basie, Django Reinhardt with Stephane Grappelli! Wonderful companion to Dix's Basic Swing Guitar video and BackUP TRAX: Swing & Jazz. Great book/online video, great price!

Swing & Jazz Rhythm Guitar Chord System $14.99 Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days).

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Watch Dix Bruce demonstrate how to work with Mel Bay's Rhythm Guitar Chord System.