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© 2017 Joe Elliott 

BOOKS

An Introduction to Jazz Guitar Soloing

If you are interested in learning how to play over/through chord changes, this book offers a method I taught at G.I.T. for many years and now use at McNally Smith College of Music. It's done in a "jazz standard" context but the basic principals are applicable to all genres. 

 

I arrived at my method by making the information my teachers provided work for me. I borrowed some of the best practices from my great teachers:  Don Mock, Carl Schroeder, Scott Henderson, Howard Roberts, Joe Diorio, Ron Eschete, Joe Pass, Bruce Buckingham, Danny Gilbert,  Keith Wyatt, Frank Gamble and Jamie Findlay.  I owe a lot to these great musicians. Thousands of my students have had great success with this method and I'm happy to assist guitarists work through the book online.  It is available through most major book sellers.

https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Jazz-Guitar-Soloing-BK/dp/0634009702

Ear Training for the Contemporary Musician  

Music is a "hearing art" (obviously) and the skill most overlooked by self-taught musicians is their ability to identify the melodies, chord changes and rhythms they hear. 

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This book was written by Keith Wyatt, Carl Schroeder and me and mirrors the ear training curriculum that was used at Musicians Institute for many years.    It is available through most major book sellers.

https://www.amazon.com/Ear-Training-Contemporary-Musician-Elliott/dp/0793581931

I've written or co-written a lot of books and music curriculum --- some for Hal Leonard Publishing, some for Musicians Institute and some for McNally Smith College of Music. Here are two books available to the public. There are five more in progress and I will post them when available.