Jazz Guitar Melodic Designs 3: Exercises and Patterns
Fred Hamilton's "Jazz Guitar Melodic Designs" is a three-part course that aims to provide any aspiring guitarist with the fundamental knowledge, resources, and skills they need to build up their jazz playing. As Fred puts it, "Jazz guitar is in the player's mind and heart. It's not the instrument that you play." So, regardless of what type of guitar you have available (whether it is a classical, acoustic, or electric guitar), you can start developing your jazz skills right away! After going through scales, modes, and arpeggio patterns in Parts 1 and 2 of "Jazz Guitar Melodic Designs", the third and final part in this series provides a treasury of exercises and melodic patterns in different modes, followed by a review of some essential bebop ideas. Practicing and mastering these patterns will give you the building blocks you need to generate beautiful and meaningful melodic lines on the spot.