Learn to effectively harmonize melodies and create arrangements for solo guitar in this hands-on workshop. Using his own arrangements as a guide, ace guitarist Jeff Massanari covers basic approaches to developing chord melodies using standard voicings and presents a range of techniques for creating richer and more complex arrangements. Topics covered include counterpoint, inner line movement, alternative voicings and reharmonization. Prerequisites: students should know basic 6th and 5th string root jazz chords (major 7th, -7b5) and have some ability to read music.
“I believe that one of the reasons I have stayed busy over the years is by being fairly comfortable with quite a few different styles. And I think that a dose of the groove, phrasing and commitment to one’s ideas required to play these other styles strongly enhances one’s jazz playing!”— Jeff Massanari