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Jazz Guitar Etudes
Retail Price $24.95
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Click on the disc to hear Mike Allemana playing "Michigan Avenue" from the new guitar etude book.

Click on the disc to hear Greg Fishman playing tenor saxopone on "Michigan Avenue" from the new guitar etude book.

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"Perfect for the student of Jazz." --Michael Brecker

“I encourage the jazz guitar students at the University of North Texas to emulate tenor saxophonists. Greg Fishman's book, Jazz Guitar Etudes, contains idiomatic
bebop lines and will be a great tool for any guitar teacher with aspiring jazz guitarists. Thanks, Greg!”
Fred Hamilton, professor of jazz guitar, University of North Texas
“These are great solos and etudes! I'm always telling my guitar students to learn lines and phrasing from horn players, and Greg Fishman's book is perfect for this approach. The book is nicely done and very well laid out.”
Corey Christiansen
Professor of Guitar, Utah State University, Visiting Professor, Indiana University
"This book is very well put together and very thorough. It gives guitar students the information necessary to obtain a vocabulary based on the bebop tradition, yet ultimately encourages them to improvise on these structures, creating their own lines and ideas. I commend you on meeting this challenge head-on, and for effectively clarifying these concepts in your liner notes."
--Steve Cardenas
Professor of Guitar, The New School, New York City,
member of the Paul Motian Band and Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchesra.
"The lines are great, the rhythm section is terrific, and I really love the fact that the student guitarist working out of this book gets to play along with both the guitarist on the CD and with your tenor. This book is incredibly well thought out. Congratulations on a fantastic book!"
--Jack Peterson, legendary jazz guitar professor (retired) from Berklee and North Texas State

Just Jazz Guitar's rave review of "Jazz Guitar Etudes" by Greg Fishman:

"Jazz Guitar Etudes is an excellent resource for all guitarists and teachers. After releasing a very popular etudes book for jazz saxophone, Greg Fishman collaborated with guitarist Mike Allemena to do a guitar version of the book. The book includes standard notation and tablature. The studies in the book are great written improvised solos over familiar chord progressions such as the blues, rhythm changes, and standards. The book comes with a CD that features a guitar version, a saxophone version, and a rhythm section version of each etude. In addition, Fishman begins the book with concepts in developing jazz lines such as proper voice leading and sequences. The melodic lines are very well designed phrases using the the bebop language. Guitarists can gain so much by playing and analyzing these etudes"
--Just Jazz Guitar Magazine


Endorsed by Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Phil Woods, James Moody, Plas Johnson, Mark Colby,
Bob Sheppard, Jerry Coker, Gary Campbell, Tim Price, Gary Keller, Chip McNeil and many other teachers and players around the world, this series of saxophone etude and duet books will immediately help you take your playing to the next level.

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New book release for Jazz Guitar:

Jazz Guitar Etudes book and CD Play-along set is now in stock and shipping!
This book features master jazz guitarist Mike Allemana
playing twelve bebop style etudes. Also includes Greg Fishman
playing each etude on tenor saxophone. This allows the guitarist
the choice of playing with Mike (guitar) or Greg (tenor).
Book also features tablature with Mike's own fingerings!
52 pages, 8.5 x 11 format, ISBN 978-0-9766153-7-8