Joe Pass Fingerstyle Arpeggios
I’ll never forget that day in 1974 when I walked into a record store in San Francisco. While sorting through the jazz section, I came across a newly released album titled Virtuoso by Joe Pass, a guitarist I had read about but had not yet listened to.
I was intrigued when I read that on this album, Pass was improvising chord melody entirely solo…that is, unaccompanied. So out of curiosity, I bought the album. And to make a long story short…I was totally blown away! I remember saying to myself …THAT is what I would like to be able to do someday!
Almost half a century has passed since I listened to Joe Pass for the first time. And after years of analyzing his solo guitar style, I finally feel that I can begin to apply many of the chord melody concepts he first introduced us to in that now classic album I described. So, in this lesson I want to focus on showing you his use of rubato arpeggios!
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The “Joe Pass Fingerstyle Arpeggios” lesson files, can be downloaded for $10.00. The download includes the following files: PDF with both regular notation and TAB featuring 17 examples and applications over 3 standards, MP3 of everything , a Band in a Box file, as well as a Midi file of the standards so you can practice using the free downloadable notation app: “Muse Score”.
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