Top performing and recording artist, jazz master Frank Vignola presents his hand-picked collection of 50 jazz guitar licks you MUST know, all of them integral elements of the jazz guitar vocabulary for developing motifs and fueling original improvisations. Vignola's range of phrases, concepts and techniques will help guide your development of the tools, techniques and vocabulary you'll need to take your jazz guitar playing to the next level.
You'll learn 50 of Frank's favorite go-to licks from many of his own favorite guitarists, including Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Joe Pass, George Benson and Django Reinhardt. These phrases have been chosen because of their versatility and application in a multitude of different styles and contexts as motifs for original improvisations.
Vignola covers Minor and Major 7th motifs, chromatics, ii-V7 lines, minor vamps, jazzed blues runs, shuffles, right and left-hand techniques, double-stops, melodic development and a useful variety of picking techniques.
After mastering 50 Jazz Guitar Licks You MUST Know, you'll have the knowledge to deliver powerful, evocative solos and improvisations within a broad range of jazz guitar style, from bossanova to blues, bebop to swing, funk to Gypsy jazz — your newfound knowledge will turn heads from the moment you take your first eight!