This book has been named one of the top guitar books ever written!!
Mimi is honored to be included on the list of the Top 50 Jazz Guitar Books.
Guitar Arpeggio Studies on Jazz Standards
An in-depth approach to mastering arpeggios for guitarists, beginning with simple arpeggio studies, this book progresses through simple concepts and tunes then proceeds to tackle some of the great standards that jazz musicians play. The lesson concludes with advanced arpeggio concepts including super-imposition of unusual arpeggios over various chord types to create startling tonal clusters. This is a must-have for all serious guitarists who want to achieve great technique while developing their sense of harmony. Companion CD included.
This method book by renowned jazz artist Mimi Fox utilizes a unique approach to helping guitarists develop strong solos. Scales, arpeggios, patterns, and syncopated rhythms are introduced in a logical clear fashion. All of this is then applied to the "graduated studies that follow. Starting with simple melodies, and then progressively adding more complex figures based on arpeggios, scales, passing tones, and syncopated rhythms the graduated solos will teach students how to develop their own great solos by using the techniques contained herein. Graduated Soloing is stuffed full of great ideas/patterns/licks drawn from Mimi's many years of playing with the top musicians in Jazz/Pop music. The book concludes with an explosive solo of Mimi's over a 12 bar blues and includes tab as well as musical notation with a detailed analysis by the author. CD contains all examples and solos.