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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book two and the concluding piece of Mickey Bakers guitar studies., 18 Feb 2008
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Chris Downing "Chris Downing" (Chippenham, Wilts England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 2 (Paperback)
This is part two of his two volume study of jazz guitar. You need to have done book one before starting this or buy them both to study in order. This book covers 6ths, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths. Here's another 26 lessons in jazz playing which, if you kept up to Mickey's schedule of one lesson a week brings you to 18 months of studying - by which time you should be pretty good at jazz comping and soloing (having spent 2hrs a day for a year and a half on this - about 1100 hours - who said playing was easy?)

I don't think this is the only good book you'll read and study and you'll still need some professional help - but it's a classic piece of work. Try the Alfred Publishing, Jody Fisher books. I also like the Larry Coryell (Series of 3) and Jimmy Bruno's two DVDs on jazz guitar. If you like Steve Vai, Franke Gambale or Joe Satriani, you'll also find a lot here to work on. This will get you back to jazz basics and help develop a fusion style to add to your rock foundations.

At the sort of prices you can get these publications now you can't really go wrong with these classic books that have been selling for half a century - they did that because they were good - the bad ones went a long time ago.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 2 April 2009
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Russell Jesson (Loughborough, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 2 (Paperback)
A must have for any serious Jazz guitarist, no prisoners taken.

A massive amount of work even at two hours plus a day practising. Not dummied down but if you are serious about learning, even if you can't manage the two hours a day masses of useful stuff.

For me the only problem is there is little tab as he assumes you can read music, I did say no prisoners taken, this is no problem for the chord work and the start of the scale work but becomes more of an issue as you move on. However if you are serious about Jazz you really need to learn to read music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good publication-I have had Book 1 for many years. This is just as good., 31 Jan 2013
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Excellent book, mainly for the purist, not for a beginner. I would recommend this to all serious guitar players who are trying to improve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good books, 5 May 2012
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This review is from: Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book 2 (Paperback)
After purchasing book 1 and finding it very good indeed I have purchased book 2 to further my musical knowledge
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Oct 2014
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Essential for any budding modern jazz guitarist.
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