With endorsements from various jazz guitar greats such as Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Jim Hall, Ben Monder, Vic Juris (and many more theThree-Note Voicings book is an obvious must have for serious jazz guitarists ... Randy Vincent synthesizes jazz harmony on the guitar in a clear and concise way. Within its 200 pages, this book can give any player a few lifetimes worth of chordal study and exploration(s) !
Beginners: don't let that statement intimidate you. It's for everyone, from newcomers up to very advanced players. In fact, this is what I appreciate so much about the book: Vincent managed to start at the foundation of jazz guitar chords and build on that (very solid) framework of basic concepts... up to (very) advanced matters such as upper structure (US) triads.
Starting from the beginning, with (you guessed it!) three-note voicings you'll learn to hear, see and make sense of the basic \"shell\" voicings on the guitar (first two chapters). This is good news: finally a focused, well explained and neatly presented way of teaching beginners the nuts and bolts of jazz guitar comping.
Some interesting topics are covered then: close and open triads review, \"walking guitar\" concept, slash chords, upper structures, triad pairs, extensions in dominant cycles, quartal and secundal harmony, drop 2 reductions, Shearing-style voicings, comping ideas, melody harmonization, etc.
In short, Three-note voicings is great for beginners (shell voicings) and for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of harmony on the guitar. So wherever you stand, I'm sure you'll find some thing(s) of interest to chew on in the book. Start with some free sample pages :
\"Walking Guitar\" concept : on II-V-I, cycles, turnarounds, 12-bar blues and Bb Rhythm Changes. Based on triads from previous chapter. Probably the most useful, practical and underated jazz guitar comping technique ever. Make it swing without a bassist now! 153554b96e