If you want to learn jazz, this DVD could be the best choice! Finally there is a professional artist who tells you his own perspective of guitar playing, fretboard education, scales, arpeggios, chord buildings, walking bass lines, etc. Awesome! Tons of useful ideas, and incredible playing from the master, Jimmy Bruno!
This is my all time favourite overview course on scales. Although it has far more than just that, Jimmy Bruno's explanation and demonstration of playing the basic 6 (CAGED +1) patterns and how to use these to create the other scales, like minors, pentatonics, and modes, is just what an intermediate player needs. Jimmy's quite a player so if he says this is how he uses the scales, that has a whole lot of credibility. This isn't so much a jazz masterclass as a run through the basics of all good playing. I think this DVD is a must for any serious player - if you just rent it you won't get the supporting material - so buy it.
This is a superior product from a world class jazz guitarist. His approach to learning the fretboard is founded on sound principles that teaches a thorough knowledge of II/V/I progressions. I recommend it. A good companion to Mimi Fox's 'Jazz Anatomy' dvd.
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