Jazz guitar books and recordings are the two main source of learning and growth for jazz guitarists. Some teacher may say "don't learn in books"... I strongly believe that you should "get what you can" from any source of information available (including books, DVDs and websites).
*NEW* : You are now encouraged to share YOUR jazz guitar book suggestions. Visitors can now review, discuss and share their favorite jazz guitar books here...
In my humble opinion, every aspiring jazzman should possess at least a few specific texts on music.
They could, for example, consist of : a method for learning the instrument, technical exercises, a good fakebook, transcriptions, a theory (or harmony) book, articles on practice routines, etc.
In this section of the website, I will share with you reviews of the best jazz guitar books on the market (coming strictly from my experience)
Some of these are masterclass DVD's or come with an audio CD, some others a plain text and music notation. I'm even starting to include personal development books that helped me recently.
I hope they are as useful to you as they were to me!
I only review and discuss the books that I personally own.
Now that you've seen what I recommend, would you suggest other books, DVDs or instructional material? Let us know here!You can also add or comment to the reviews above or include books that are not necessarily *guitar* related.
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