In this 2006 masterclass, watch Sid Jacobs demonstrate the real depth and importance of guide tones for building strong solo guitar arrangements, counterpoint, comping and improvising melodically strong single note melodies.
Sid Jacobs shows the connection between Bach and Charlie Parker’s sense of harmony while taking notes from Bill Evans and Lenny Breau. Discover how to use lush voicings and to get beyond using drop-2 or drop-3 voicings. Sid shares his insights after studying and arranging music over many years so that you too can stop thinking like a human capo.
You will see how to start combining a musical view of voicings, guitar friendly counterpoint and a melody chord approach that uses guide tones to create beautiful voicings.
This masterclass will provide much food for thought as well as plenty of musical examples that you will able to dig into. There’s a wealth of knowledge from Sid Jacobs in the entire session. This masterclass is well suited for intermediate and advanced jazz guitarists who know about guide tones but may have not fully examined the depth of it all.
With the newly segmented videos, you’ll be able to locate specific examples easier for repeated study and analysis when needed.
- 13 Pages of PDF materials in standard notation and TAB.
- Notes on Guide Tones for jazz lines, comping and chord melody
- “Waltz For Debbie” – arranged for guitar by Sid Jacobs
- “Very Early” – arranged for guitar by Sid Jacobs
- “My Bells” – arranged for guitar by Sid Jacobs
- “Frankie and Johnny” – arranged for guitar by Sid Jacobs