Paul has taught improvisation to Classical, Jazz and Fingerstyle guitarists throughout his professional career. This book, (now, in its second edition) gives practical strategies to create improvised music using musical building blocks that are often already available to more experienced players, but not effectively applied.
The book contains over fifty practical exercises, along with detailed discussions of the many different strategies and theoretical ideas available to the improvising guitarist. It also places musical theory and practice in a much broader context, by including discussions on performance psychology, and the development of improvisation in Classical Music, and Jazz, and includes supplementary information on a wide range of inter-related literature and listening.
It will be an invaluable source of information and inspiration to the majority of guitarists, who wish to deepen their understanding of composition, improvisation, and musical theory. It will also be a useful study resource for teachers, and students preparing for graded exams and for those in higher education.
About the author: Paul Costello has been a professional musician, and guitar tutor for over forty years. He is an active composer and performer, working as a solo artist and in collaboration with a wide variety of musicians from many different traditions.
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