"Begin your journey to improvisational mastery and finding your own musical voice! Each etude is based on a standard chord progression and centered on one left-hand position. Everything is carefully crafted to improve playing technique, reading and improvising chops of the beginning guitarist, and to increase awareness on melody, harmony and rhythm.
The accompanying CD features the author's recorded demos of all 12 etudes, as well as dozens of musical examples.
Jazz Guitarist Joshua Breakstone has recorded 19 CDs to date as a leader with a ""who's who"" of jazz luminaries, including Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Jack McDuff, Mickey Roker, Al Harewood, and Kenny Washington.
He has given workshops and clinics throughout the world, and teaches privately in his New York area studio. ""Impeccably clean and fiery, bearing the mark of a first-rate improviser, while his chordal work on heartbreaker ballads is the final word in finesse,"" has raved Guitar Player magazine."