(Guitar Educational). Three books in one! First, a music theory manual that describes the different types of twelve-bar blues forms (slow change, quick change, five chord blues, jazz blues, etc.) and presents them as both chord progressions and structural formulas. Second, an introduction and thorough study of rhythm chords the essential three-te voicings that every guitarist must kw for accompanying small blues groups to jazzy big bands. Third, a comprehensive series of twelve-bar chord progressions that range from a basic three chord blues to the most advanced, multi-chord jazz arrangements. For all levels, beginners to professionals with large, easy-to-read chord diagrams; most popular major and mir keys; and more!
Jack Eskridge is a guitarist, composer, and educator who has performed and taught full-time in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1967. In the late 1960s, as leader of the original recording groups Strawberry Window and Dandelion Wine, he helped pioneer the psychedelic rock sound of that era. In the 1970s, he played and recorded with a variety of rock, blues, fusion and jazz bands. Since the 1980s, he has performed regularly with his jazz group and is known for his original compositions, unique arrangements of standards, and a style which has been influenced by Wes Montgomery, George Benson and the late Joe Pass, with whom he studied privately. His other influences include Robben Ford, Larry Carlton and Chuck Loeb, in the blues and fusion genres. He has taught guitar for the UC Berkeley Jazz Ensembles and for Diablo Valley College. Currently, he is teaching full time at his Orinda, California studio, while completing a series of guitar instruction books for publication.