New Book: Jazz Guitar Licks & Etudes 2

Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes 2 E-Book


“This book will be a great tool for you whether you’re an aspiring jazz musician or a professionals musician. It’s truly a great introduction to the concepts and theory behind the language of jazz. The very “real-life” examples in the book reminds me of what should be/can be practiced and also inspire lots of ideas to be explored and add to my own arsenal!”

– Sean Lew, Guitarist for SeaTravel

The 4th E-book by Az Samad, Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes 2 is the continuation of the previous title (that had the same name minus that number 2).

This volume contains 14 Exercises, 25 jazz guitar licks and 3 etudes designed to help you develop your jazz guitar skills.

You will learn licks that incorporate classic Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Pat Martino bluesy and bebop sounds to more modern intervallic phrases inspired by the playing of Julian Lage, Tim Miller and John Stowell.

You will receive a 29 page E-book (PDF File) containing:

14 EXERCISES

  • 4 Warmup Exercises
  • 5 Alternate Picking Exercises
  • 5 Sweep Picking Exercises

25 LICKS

  • 5 Bb7 Jazz Blues Licks
  • 5 Major Pentatonic Licks
  • 5 Jazz Funk Chromatic MinorLicks
  • 5 Lydian b7 Licks
  • 5 Whole Tone Licks

3 ETUDES

  • Jazz Blues Etude #3
  • Blue Monk (Solo Etude #2)
  • Recordame (Solo Etude #3)

USD$10

Download Free PDF Sample of Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes 2

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#1 : Jazz with Az BUNDLE
Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes 2 E-Book (USD$10)
Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes E-Book (USD$10)
Jazz Improvisation Uncovered E-Book(USD$10)
BONUS 1: Modern Jazz Improvisation Lesson Pack (USD$17 Value)
BONUS 2: Jazz Guitar Geek Super Pack (USD$17 Value)
BONUS 3: Exclusive Unreleased Material E-Book from the Vault (USD$5 Value)
BONUS 4: Essential Jazz Blues Chord Progressions (USD$5 Value)
BONUS 5: 5 Jazz Guitar Licks E-Booklet (USD$3 Value)
BONUS 6: Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes Guitar Practice Checklist (USD$3 Value)

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#2: Launch Special
Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes 2 E-Book
BONUS 1: Modern Jazz Improvisation Lesson Pack (USD$17 Value)
BONUS 2: Exclusive Unreleased Material E-Book from the Vault (USD$5 Value)

USD$10 (USD$32 Value)

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Method 2 – (Maybank2u transfer, please allow some time, I will send you the book manually):

Are you in Malaysia? You can also pay via Maybank2u transfer.

For #1 : Jazz with Az BUNDLE
Please transfer RM120 to:
Name: Az Bin Abd Samad
Maybank Savings Account Number: 164 258 080 486

For #2: Launch Special
Please transfer RM40 to:
Name: Az Bin Abd Samad
Maybank Savings Account Number: 164 258 080 486

Then, e-mail me the receipt (PDF, photo or scan) for the transfer at azsamad2 at gmail dot com & I’ll send the e-book to you via e-mail. Thanks!

“Cikgu Az, I went through the book already. All I can say that it is a superb book! Now I have the key to listen to jazz by playing some of the etudes in the book (ok, I tried, but it doesn’t work for my ears). All the licks are helpful as you put all the common licks from alternate picking to sweep picking exercise.

Conclusion? This book is a must have for every practicing musician for all level especially myself who is not a professional musician but still want to practice and improve myself when I have the time. I now can practice some etudes rather than scale while watching tv just incase I really don’t have time.

Thank you for coming up with this book, it solved a bit of “how to play jazz” for a non jazz player like me. At least there is something to show and talk about when someone asked me about jazz. Keep up the good work!

Btw…..I honestly think that this book must be in the pocket of every musician! Now we can play a bit of jazz without having the real and fake book!”
-Rezza, Rock guitarist from the bands Vega & Xs Denied


“A simple & detailed guide book for those who are looking for ideas on exercises, jazz improvisations. This book contains many ideas that will open up your mind on guitar playing.”
– Vai Leong, Pop/Rock Guitarist


REVIEWS AND QUOTES FOR PAST BOOKS:

JAZZ GUITAR LICKS AND ETUDES

“Such a compact book of practical materials for every serious jazz musician,
which helps to craft one’s musicality as well as creativity.”
– MARS SIU-HONG LEE, PRESIDENT OF MACAU JAZZ PROMOTION ASSOCIATION

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“It’s precise, concise and straight to the point. It would really help those who are trying to get new ideas for their jazz improvisation or those who are trying to learn jazz (newbies).”
– ELMER HO (elmerdraco), COMPOSER

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“A simple yet effective book from a virtuoso. Az’s musical wisdoms written concisely; and accurately defining jazz in all forms.”
– RAY CHEONG – MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, GUITARIST & PRODUCER

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“Definitely something new and unique! A huge pool of riffs, licks, and ideas for you to experiment with. For myself, it helped me discover some unpredictable melodic styles and some different fingering approaches. It also made me think about different ways to approach the same lick and branch out from it to create my own ideas. Super handy if you’re stuck or not sure how to get started because you can just start off with any lick and go off on your own personal tangent after that. All in all, a great little book for anyone looking for more insight into some of the stylistic components of jazz and improvisation as well. Oh! And such beautiful etudes too!”

– LI YING – MUSICIAN, ARTIST & AVID LEARNER

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“Az Samad’s delightful collection of exercises and etudes is a fantastic resource for anybody hoping to develop increased dexterity and character as a guitarist and improviser. Each of these is cleverly and purposefully devised to improve skills across a range of disciplines including finger-work, musical vocabulary, as well as understanding of both fundamental and complex harmony. Playing and studying these masterful compositions also highlights and reveals the author’s truly immense knowledge and love of both his instrument and his craft.”

– GABRIEL LYNCH, SINGER-SONGWRITER

 

[What People Have Been Saying About Jazz Improvisation Uncovered]

Am touched by the kind words from Julian Lage on my first book, “Jazz Improvisation Uncovered”. Julian has been a major influence to my music, guitar playing and career for many years and I am humbled by him taking time to read my book & write this. Thank you Julian!

“A beautiful meditation on the craft and life of a practicing musician, this book is filled with insights from a master player.”

Julian Lage, Jazz Guitarist & Composer

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It’s really a magical feeling to get such wonderful feedback from amazing musicians that I admire!
Thank you for the kind words on my first book, Professor Abigail Zocher! 🙂
“This book drew me in right away with it’s beautifully articulated truths, bringing to mind Mick Goodrick’s “Advancing Guitarist”. As I read I found things, one after the other, that I wanted to share with students and spend much time with myself. The book gives you a sound and whole overview of the world of jazz improvisation study and performance, and allows you to zoom in on each landscape.”
Abigail Zocher, Professor, Berklee College of Music

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Just received some kind words from Berklee College of Music Associate Professor Ben Sher about my new book, “Jazz Improvisation Uncovered”. Ben taught me so much about jazz, Brazilian guitar styles and improvisation during my time at Berklee.

Thank you Ben! 🙂

“A very nice collection of ideas to explore. Not so much about the specifics of any one subject, more of a sort of stream of conscious potpourri of different concepts and ideas for an aspiring musician to look into on their own. If you’re looking for something new to practice, this book won’t tell you specifically what to work on but will give you a lot of different approaches, and then leaves it up to you to pursue whatever interests you.”
Ben Sher, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music
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My new book, “Jazz Improvisation Uncovered” just received great feedback from Italian Fingerstyle Guitarist Paolo Sereno (someone who Don Ross described as “Italy’s grooviest guitar player!)

“A book full of wise things bravo and thank you again!”

Paolo Sereno, Italian Fingerstyle Guitarist 

Thank you Paolo for the kind words!
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“Wow! I can’t say I’ve ever come across a book of this size packed with so much useful information. Az minces no words, and his breadth of experience and understanding is immediately evident. It’s all laid out in a clear and concise manner. I would recommend this to anyone, at any level, on any instrument.” 
Taylor Roberts, 7-String Jazz Guitarist & Benedetto Artist
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“This e-book has great insights, thoughts on the discipline that’s needed for a guitarist who wishes to explore and expand his/her knowledge in thinking musically, especially improvisation.
I enjoyed reading Az’s writing because somehow I felt it adds a different depth in how I would approach practicing. I would recommend this e-book for anyone who is looking for a new or perhaps a different way of practicing and playing the guitar.”Nazrin, Composer & Session Guitarist, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Reading Az Samad’s ‘Jazz Improvisation Uncovered’ gives great insight by pinpointing some of the simple mistakes very often done during improvisation and practise routine. In this e-book, Az Samad emphasises on following a systematic approach on becoming an effective jazz player and also to understand the jazz methodology in general. Recommended, no matter what instrument you play.”

Malcom Lapok, Pianist
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“An excellent book for anyone searching to improve their jazz improvisation skill, and also abilities to play by ears. Lots of insightful information!”

Seng Jinn, Singapore
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“Az Samad’s first book is a comprehensive theoretical framework for every musician’s mind. A bite sized piece of secret wisdom produced by a knowledged and hardened professional.

Every topic discussed was produced and mastered like a vinyl album, with each song addressing every dissonant question with a harmonious answer.

On a personal note.
Post consumption of these materials written, breaks and spaces within my mind as a musician had been filled in with knowledgeable riffs and passages.

Now my disembodied phrases and melodies have a flow and continuity, like how a proper musician should learn to think, express and improvise.”

Don Renkai, Malacca, Malaysia

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“Nice book Az, this is exactly what I wanted to read when I started learning Jazz, I wish I could read this book earlier. I love those answers, I love those quotes, super inspiring! Congrats, Az!”

Leo Quyuan, China


[Special Launch Promo]

#1 : Jazz with Az BUNDLE
Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes 2 E-Book (USD$10)
Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes E-Book (USD$10)
Jazz Improvisation Uncovered E-Book(USD$10)
BONUS 1: Modern Jazz Improvisation Lesson Pack (USD$17 Value)
BONUS 2: Jazz Guitar Geek Super Pack (USD$17 Value)
BONUS 3: Exclusive Unreleased Material E-Book from the Vault (USD$5 Value)
BONUS 4: Essential Jazz Blues Chord Progressions (USD$5 Value)
BONUS 5: 5 Jazz Guitar Licks E-Booklet (USD$3 Value)
BONUS 6: Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes Guitar Practice Checklist (USD$3 Value)

USD$30 (USD$80 Value)

Buy Now

#2 Launch Special
Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes 2 E-Book
BONUS 1: Modern Jazz Improvisation Lesson Pack (USD$17 Value)
BONUS 2: Exclusive Unreleased Material E-Book from the Vault (USD$5 Value)

USD$10 (USD$32 Value)

Buy Now

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Method 2 – (Maybank2u transfer, please allow some time, I will send you the book manually):

Are you in Malaysia? You can also pay via Maybank2u transfer.

For #1 : Jazz with Az BUNDLE
Please transfer RM120 to:
Name: Az Bin Abd Samad
Maybank Savings Account Number: 164 258 080 486

For #2 Launch Special
Please transfer RM40 to:
Name: Az Bin Abd Samad
Maybank Savings Account Number: 164 258 080 486

Then, e-mail me the receipt (PDF, photo or scan) for the transfer at azsamad2 at gmail dot com & I’ll send the e-book to you via e-mail. Thanks!

 

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