by Peter O'Mara
This book features twelve original compositions especially written to develop improvisational as well as comping skills with an emphasis on rhythm. Each piece deals with a specific rhythmical task: offbeats; repeating motifs; syncopation; swing/latin hybrids; bebop; polyryhthms; 4/4-3/4 hybrids; 6/8; odd-metre (5/4 - 7/4) and is presented in order of increasing complexity.
The audio CD-ROM´s included feature a superb rhythm-section (Henning Sieverts on contrabass and Mario Gonzi on drums) as well as author Peter O´Mara, who demonstrates each theme, comping as well as improvisation. The student can play alng to the original tracks or just jam to bass and drums on CD 2. Another bonus is the midifiles, which can be incorporated into computer sequencing software for more flexibility. An essential book for the developing jazz guitarist!