Alex Skolnick of Testament - Jazz Guitar by Alex Skolnick
. Breaking the Traditional Barriers. Video and DVD. Published by Rock House.
Alex Skolnick is world renowned for creating an unprecedented blend of Metal and traditional Jazz. On his first-ever instructional program, Alex shares his perspectives and secrets for conquering Jazz guitar. Using basic Blues progressions, he guides you through Jazz concepts and shows how to follow progressions by targeting chord tones, triads, embellishments, modes and Jazz patterns. Learn to apply techniques like upper chord extensions, chromaticism, Jazz licks, and to add Bossa Nova, Swing, 6/8 time and Waltz rhythmic styles to your skill set. Alex reveals how he transforms rock songs like the Scorpions' Still Loving You into a Jazz composition, as well as his approach to classic standards such as Autumn Leaves. Jazz, Rock and Metal guitarists, will find this program details Jazz theory and concepts that will increase your music vocabulary, repertoire and overall fluency. Each Rock House product includes free lifetime membership to Rock House's online lesson support system. Enhance your learning experience, links with instructors, download backing tracks, access message boards, and much more. You'll connect with a community of musicians around the world learning to play music using The Rock House Method.