To jam - playing music in a free, spontaneous and creative way - is what this book is all about. Jam Guitar: Rock will help you develop your own voice on the guitar. It provides backing tracks for you to solo in a variety of rock styles - classic, hard, southern, funk, blues and more - in an assortment of keys. You will be prepared for real jam sessions and live musical experiences.When improvising, there is a whole world of theory, technique and vocabulary to draw from. This book makes it easy for you, with essential tips and tools to get you jammin´ right away! A CD containing the examples in the book is also included.
From the second half of the 20th century into the new millenium, some bands have stretched the limits of rock. The great progressive rock artists of the world such as Yes, Kim Crimson, Queensryche, Dream Theater, and Symphony X have expanded the possibilities, exploring elements of classical, jazz and other styles while maintaining the excitement and edge of rock. This book provides a look at the inner workings of this music, providing the tools and inspiration you need to create your own progressive rock sound. You´ll learn fascinating chords, odd time signatures, metric and harmonic modulations, exotic scales and advanced guitar soloing concepts. Finally, here is guidance for the guitarist who´s ready to rise above and beyond the confines of simple rock ´n´ roll and push the boundaries where few dare to go. The CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 96 pages.
Make all those licks you´ve learned useful by putting them together into cohesive, exciting rock solos that will take your listeners wherever you want them to go. Over 20 lead guitar solos are provided in a variety of styles, and some are in styles of specific legendary players. A complete analysis of each solo discusses its chord progressions, techniques, structure and other key elements. Styles cover a range of guitar heroes spanning from 1960s and 1970s FM radio, to American and British 1980s heavy metal and contemporary progressive rock. All 20 solos are performed on the accompanying CD.