Truefire John Stowell Modern Jazz Harmony Playbook TUTORiALModern Jazz Voicings and Rhythmic Approaches for Guitar
When you’re comping in a modern jazz ensemble setting, guitarists need to be focused on how they can complement the rhythm section and, at the same time, support the soloist harmonically. What rhythmic approach should be applied? What voicings are appropriate? How simple or sophisticated should the guitar part be?
John Stowell’s Modern Jazz Harmony Playbook answers these critical questions in detail and illustrates the key concepts in a musical context across a series of performance studies.
”In this Playbook, we’ll explore five commonly encountered jazz progressions. I’ll first analyze the changes for you to establish the basic harmony of the song. I will then demonstrate 3 comping performance studies — ranging from a basic approach to more sophisticated versions. Each performance study is followed by a detailed breakdown of the voicings and rhythmic approaches I used in the study.
We’ll start off comping the changes for the jazz standard, In a Mellow Tone. We’ll work on the changes for Sonny Rollins’ St Thomas and then a modern jazz harmonic approach that we can use for the Chuck Wayne tune, Solar. Billy Stayhorn’s Take the A Train follows and then finally, we’ll comp the changes for the Jobim classic, The Girl From Ipanema.”
John will explain and demonstrate all of the key concepts and approaches along the way. You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the performance studies. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tools to sync the tab and notation to the video lesson. You can also loop or slow down the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace. All of the backing tracks are included to work with on your own as well.
Grab your guitar and let’s go deep with John Stowell!
37 Video Lessons
15 Charts (.pdf)
5 Jam Tracks (.mp3)
15 Tabs (.gp5 or .ptb)