Top recording artist, educator, composer and monster jazz guitarist Sheryl Bailey dug wide and deep into the bebop soundscape to select the lines and approaches that comprise this essential vocabulary of bebop phrases. You'll learn lines inspired by bebop giants such as Charlie Parker, Joe Viola, Joe Pass, John Coltrane, Pat Martino, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, Mike Stern, Dizzy Gillespie, Peter Bernstein and so many more.
"Learning licks from your favorite bebop players is key to understanding the deeper harmonic nuances of the music. Organize your vocabulary of licks by harmonic situations and then plug them into your solos. In time, you'll uncover the harmonic and rhythmic shapes behind the licks and they'll become a part of your own musical language. That's when you'll really start improvising."
As you work through these 50 essential lines, you'll learn to apply the legendary "I've Got A Banana" lick, minor 7th line cliche, chromatic below/diatonic above approach, bebop scales, use of repetition, chord substitutions, chromaticism, displaced rhythms, the â??micro-cosmic' bebop line, arpeggios, tensions, tritone sub V7, symmetrical diminished, whole tone scale, augmented triads, 3-note melodic embellishments and many more bebop applications. All of the licks are presented over a rhythm track and then broken down note-by-note, technique-by-technique with a thorough explanation of the underlying harmony. Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you get all of the rhythm tracks to practice with by yourself.
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Guitar Lab's innovative learning systems employ a hands-on approach where students "play" their way through the curriculum using learning tools such as PIP video, practice rhythm tracks, and interactive tab and notation, which allows the student to play along with the tab and notation, at any tempo, without change in pitch.
Hands-On Learning Tools
* Text Lesson Guide
* Standard Notation
* Guitar Tab
* Guitar Pro Files
* Practice Rhythm Tracks
* Bonus Material
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ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Top recording artist, educator, composer and jazz guitarist Sheryl Bailey has eight releases as a leader, is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, is on the faculty of The Collective in New York City, and has many educational publications to her credit including Moveable Shapes: Concepts for Re-Harmonizing II-V-Is from Mel Bay.
Hailed as a modernist burner with an abundance of Pat Martino-style chops by JazzTimes Magazine, Bailey's solo from her composition Old and Young Blues is included in the compilation Jazz Masters Anthology Vol. VI.
In addition to her many solo outings, Sheryl has toured and recorded with David Krakauers Klezmer Madness, Richard Bona, Shingo Okudaira, Abraham Inc., Fred Wesley, Kim Plainfield, Ian Froman, George Garzone, Jack Wilkins, Howard Alden, John Pisano, Gary Portnoy and pop diva Irene Cara.
Sheryl also has had the honor of being a Jazz Ambassador for the Kennedy Center and US State Department touring the music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Bailey also leads the highly popular "Jazz Guitars Meet Hendrix," with jazz guitar virtuoso Vic Juris, which explores the music of Jimi Hendrix from a jazz guitar perspective.
The Sheryl Bailey 3: Live in NYC, a DVD/CD from Mel Bay Records, and her newest release, For All Those Living featuring her quartet with pianist Jim Ridl, are both critically acclaimed and further solidify her stature as "one of the most exciting, accomplished and talented jazz guitarists on the scene today!"