Adapted From Mark Levine's Drop 2 Book
Randy Vincent
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Edition: Paperback Book & Online Audio, Guitar

Have you ever wondered how guitarists like Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall find such full, luscious voicings for their chord melody playing? Well, much of that sound is based on the "Drop 2" principle of chord voicings. JAZZ GUITAR VOICINGS: THE DROP 2 BOOK by veteran jazz guitarist Randy Vincent explains exactly how you can get that same sound too!

Includes a thorough discussion of:

--All the basic principles of drop 2 melody harmonization, including passing tones and extension tones, as well as basic chord tones.

--Practical, guitar-friendly methods for creating hip, modern sounds by "tweaking" the basic drop 2 voicings.

--Clear methods for soloing and comping in drop 2.

--An organized practice routine, including fingerboard diagrams as well as standard notation, to fully develop all of the above, with a minimum of theory.

JAZZ GUITAR VOICINGS: Vol. 1 - THE DROP 2 BOOK covers this essential material in a unique way, unlike any other guitar book ever published! Includes 2 online audio of the author demonstrating each exercise. Adapted From Mark Levine's Drop 2 Book, which is also available, catalog number JPMML.

Sample Endorsements:

"Im so thrilled to see a book by my greatest teacher, Randy Vincent!! Randy's deep musical and theoretical understanding of the guitar have been invaluable to me. His book provides insight into the orchestral qualities of the guitar and how to apply this knowledge to any musical context."--Julian Lage

"A very systematic and comprehensive book that will be of great value to all guitarists that want to develop and improve their chord melody playing. I might just use some of these tasty voicings myself!"--Barry Finnerty

"A very useful book of chord voicings. The material is well presented, and the wealth of material is placed in context to allow the serious student to absorb everything. I found Randys book really helpful. I will use it as a reference myself, and will recommend it highly to all of my friends and students."--John Stowell

"This book is an invaluable aid to any guitarist who desires to look more deeply into the study of jazz harmony, with an emphasis on the most practical and commonly used voicing, the drop 2. Its clear that Randy has put his heart and soul into this great work, as it reflects so much musical wisdom."--Larry Koonse

"Great book. I will be adding this one as a required text for my students."--Vic Juris