Over the years, I realised that fingerings can limit or unleash your technical facility on the guitar. Sometimes, “popular” left hand fingerings can be detrimental to a guitarist.
In this book, Jimmy Bruno shares six essential fingerings that he feels work best for jazz guitarists. This 33-page book introduces the fingerings, how to connect them and then variations of the major scales fingerings (Dorian, Mixolydian, Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor & Melodic Minor).
The scale fingerings are presented in standard notation, tablature and fretboard diagram to assists guitarists learning the material. We also get a table that summarises which fingerings to practice in what keys.
After working through the material in this book, I realised how useful Jimmy’s specific fingerings are. They are both logical and easy to remember. Some books and methods use more complicated ways of organising fingerings.
In conclusion, I recommend this book for any jazz guitarist who wants to explore a simple logical way to learn the most important scales on the guitar.
Pros: Great well organised material from an experienced jazz guitarist.
TLDR: Recommended for guitarists who want a simple logical way to organise and learn scale fingerings.
You can purchase this book (both the physical & eBook versions) here: https://www.melbay.com/Products/20001/six-essential-fingerings-for-the-jazz-guitarist.aspx
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