In "Jazz Lines", Joe Pass discusses the scales and arpeggios he uses when improvis ing. As notated in the accompanying booklet, Joe also demonstrates nonstop improvised lines for major 7th, minor 7th, and static and altered dominant 7th chord types, plus there's a special section on turnarounds. Finally, guitarists have the unique opportunity to learn hundreds of melodic ideas from one of the true masteres of jazz guitar.
Special DVD features include: Tuning Segment, Dolby Digital Stereo, An Evening with Joe Pass" Preview, Tuning Segment, Joe's Guitar, Bonus Lesson "Soloing With Chord Shapes, Transcription of "Blues Intro", Additional Product Previews, Internet Connectivity.
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Clear and detailed instruction is given both on screen and on the printable PDF materials.
Born Joseph Anthony Passalaqua in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1929, Joe Pass grew up in a Pennsylvania steel town during the Great Depression. His Sicilian-born father, Mariano, made it a family goal that his children would not have to follow his footsteps into the steel mill. Young Joe, impressed by the six-string-slinging cowboy of the silver screen, Gene Autry, received his first guitar from a family friend, and started playing when he was nine years old. Soon he found himself practicing seven or eight hours a day. Joe's father could sense the budding talent in his son and pushed Joe to practice from books, radio, records, and tunes that were whistled around the house. Teaching himself scales and practicing them until they were second nature, Joe became as facile with the guitar as some boys are with a baseball bat. "You have to have the instrument in your hand till it feels like an extension of yourself," he told interviewer George Clinton, "and for me holding the guitar for seven hours a day - and hating it, did just that."
A perennial winner in Down Beat magazine's jazz polls, Pass performed at the peak of his prowess until his death in 1994. His name and technique are represented in a series of instrumental instruction books with such titles as "Joe Pass Guitar Style", "Joe Pass Guitar Method", "Jazz Solos", and "Chord Melody Solos", but it was on such records as his last release "My Song", on Telarc Jazz and in his scores of live concerts every year that his singular brilliance came to life.