TrueFire - Mimi Fox's Jazz Anatomy
Jazz guitar is mysterious and intimidating for most players - so many chords, changes, feels and then the capper; you have to improvise over all of it. There's really no shortcut for developing jazz chops, but there is an underlying structure and if you understand that structure, the chops will quickly follow. Jazz Anatomy decodes the structure of jazz guitar revealing a remarkably clear approach for comping, melodic development and improvisation. Your professor of Jazz Anatomy is Mimi Fox - phenom player, brilliant educator and top recording artist. Just Jazz Guitar hails her playing as "jazz guitar at its best" and she chairs the guitar department at the Jazz School in Berkeley. In short, Fox has all the chops.
Jazz Anatomy is a hands-on playing course that gets you up and running without tedious theory and exercises. In this first volume of Jazz Anatomy, Mimi presents five grooves and progressions that are common to thousands of tunes; Major Blues, Minor Blues, Modal, II V I Major and II V I Minor. Get a grip on these five forms and you'll be difficult to stump at the next jam.
Each form is covered across 8 video lessons, starting with basic concepts, lines and comps, and then progressing to more advanced material. All of the material is easily translated to any key and all solos and examples are transcribed for reference.
40 Total Video Lessons
Blues in Bb
C Minor Blues
harts (21 .PDF files); Jam Tracks (6 .MP3 files); Tabs (21 .GP5 or .PTB files)