Gain mastery over the fingerboard and dramatically improve your ability to improvise freely on the guitar. On this accessible and engaging DVD, jazz guitar great John Abercrombie provides the tools you need to play with more confidence, more clearly and with greater creativity. John demonstrates the basics of improvisational technique an then with unique series of exercise- playing on one string, creating half and quarter-note phrases, using only two notes per measure and more. He helps you play with limitations that force you to think differently about your music. You’ll slow down and really listen, which will help your development as an improviser.
John’s own compositions, along with the beautiful standard Stella By Starlight demonstrate the wide range of possibilities that exist for the improvising guitarist. Working through these pieces will give you powerful ideas on melodic development, polychording, dynamic, rhythmic changes and other essential skills.
John’s lively and informative conversations and free-flowing duets with guitarist John Basile give you important insights into the vast potential of the guitar fingerboard.