JAzz Guitar Lessons
Lead Sheets are transcriptions of songs or tunes that contain the melody, harmony and the basic information required to play the piece; even if you haven't ever heard it before. Think of a lead sheet as an outline of instructions for how to play a song. They are loose guides on how to play something and typically leave many performance choices entirely up to the performer(s).
Lead sheets are incredible learning resources and can also be a lifeline on a gig if you don't know a bunch of Jazz standards by heart, yet.
Joe Pass could play solo guitar as pianistically as Bill Evans and burn lines like a true master. He was a pioneer for Jazz guitar and is an artist that every aspiring guitarist needs to be familiar with.
Wes really knew how to develop an idea and say something. His signature right-hand thumb technique was a product of trying to be quiet while practicing at home. In following solo transcription of “Old Folks,” you will find great examples of use of the Melodic Minor (aka Jazz Minor) scale and octaves as he develops the solo in a fashion that is very much indicative of his mastery of the guitar.
In this solo excerpt of How Deep is The Ocean, Kurt Rosenwinkel manages to play extremely melodic lines that weave seamlessly through various modes of Melodic Minor and float over bar lines. Check out the .PDF HERE.