I wrote this book after many years of friends, students and colleagues asking me to explain stuff. After I’d explain stuff, they’d say, “Oh, the way you explain stuff, it sounds easy. You should write a book!” After 40 years of nagging, I’ve finally written it!
“Essential reading for all musicians, whether you’re just starting out or an experienced player. You’ll find this book both insightful and entertaining.” Martin Taylor MBE
Are you a guitarist who plays rock, folk, R&B, blues or classical guitar,
but thinks JAZZ is just too complicated?
All the information you need to go from dreaming to gigging in 6 months is HERE.
“Applying his deep musicianship and broad experience, Niles has crafted a progressive, entertaining and multi-dimensional tutorial.”
Laurence Juber – Ex WINGS, Grammy-winning guitarist
Understand the harmony & theory of jazz composition and improvisation.
Learn essential jazz standards.
Play essential chord progressions.
Learn the most effective way to practice to get the fastest results.
Learn to interpret lead sheets.
Perform confidently on jam sessions and gigs.
“Niles brings a complete course in jazz harmony to your door. Fun guitar exercises, listening recommendations and a setlist! Creative concepts and practical advice. I will use this in my teaching.” Don Peake, Wrecking Crew guitarist for Ray Charles, Everly Brothers, Marvin Gaye and The Jackson 5
24 weekly lessons.
Each includes exercises and etudes, (in notation & TAB).
Insider tips and profiles of some of the greatest guitarists from the 1920s to today.
Takes you from the most basic information to sophisticated concepts such as
rhythmic displacement, Polymetrics and ‘playing outside‘.
“Niles wields his deep knowledge and intellect like a surgeon’s scalpel, mostly without recourse to anesthetic. Biting humor and erudite scholarship. A classic.” Mitch Dalton – jazz & studio guitarist (Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Wayne Shorter, Monty Python)