Joe Pass is one of jazz guitar's all-time masters. On "Solo Jazz Guitar", he demonstrates legendary techniques that will be of value to rock guitarists as well as jazz purists. Joe covers chord melody, chord substitutions, leading tones, chromatic chords, voice movements and many more special exercises, all with the unique Joe Pass twist. This DVD represents a change to study with a jazz guitar legend. "Solo Jazz Guitar" features a new introduction by Woody Mann.
Jazz and blues guitarist Woody Mann learned from legendary Rev. Gary Davis and then played and recorded with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey. He has performed throughout the world, recorded over a dozen CDs, and is an internationally renowned guitar teacher.
For the first time the legendary Hot Licks classic video titles are available on DVD, making it even easier to learn with top players... right in your own home!
You'll never miss a note! You see the music and the tablature on screen as it's being played! All right and left hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy. Also features slow motion segments with standard pitch sound.
Special DVD features include: Booklet, Dolby Digital Stereo, Subtitles (Spanish, French, Italian, German), Artist Biography, Selected Discography, Suggested Listening.
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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.