The Advancing Guitarist
About the book
Veteran musician and educator Mick Goodrick presents practical information for guitarists who want to improve their playing technique and style and simply become better musicians. Rather than a step-by-step method book, the information is presented in a general essay format, discussing ways that the various techniques covered may be applied by the advancing guitarist to enhance his/her own style of playing, some of the areas discussed include: basic fingerboard mechanics - modes, scales and chords - contemporary harmony, - harmonica and overtone influences - being self-critical - improvising short pieces - different playing situations.
Mick Goodrick Biography
Mick Goodrick (born June 9, 1945) is an American jazz guitarist who has spent most of his career as a teacher. In the early 1970s, he worked with Gary Burton and Pat Metheny.
CareerAn Elvis fan, Goodrick began studying guitar in his pre-teens and was performing professionally a few years later. When he was sixteen, he became interested in jazz at a Stan Kenton Band Camp. He attended the Berklee School of Music from 1963–1967. He taught at Berklee, then spent a few years touring with Gary Burton. After returning to Boston, he settled into a career largely as an educator.Goodrick has had many notable students, including Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny, Julian Lage, John Scofield, Lage Lund, Mike Stern, Avner Strauss, and Rale Micic. His first book, The Advancing Guitarist, is an instruction manual for guitarists of all styles. He has also written a series of books addressing the intricacies of harmonic voice leading. Goodrick worked with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra during the 1980s and early 1990s, with Jack DeJohnette in the late 1980s, and with Steve Swallow in the late 1990s. He performed in a duo with Pat Metheny at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2005 and with Wolfgang Muthspiel at the Jazz Standard in 2008.
As leader or co-leaderIn Pas(s)ing (ECM, 1979) Biorhythms (CMP, 1990) Rare Birds with Joe Diorio (RAM, 1993) Sunscreams (RAM, 1994) In the Same Breath (CMP, 1996) Noisy Old Men (Jam, 2002) with John Abercrombie, Steve Swallow, Gary Chaffee
As sidemanWith Gary Burton The New Quartet (ECM, 1973) Ring (ECM, 1974) Seven Songs for Quartet and Chamber Orchestra (ECM, 1974) In the Public Interest (Polydor, 1974) Dreams So Real (ECM, 1976)With Jack DeJohnette Sorcery (Prestige, 1974) Irresistible Forces (Impulse!, 1987) Audio-Visualscapes (Impulse!, 1988)With Claudio Fasoli Bodies (Innowo, 1990) Cities (RAM, 1993) Ten Tributes (RAM, 1995) Trois Trios (Splasc(H), 1999)With Charlie Haden The Ballad of the Fallen (ECM, 1983) Dream Keeper (DIW, 1990) The Montreal Tapes: Liberation Music Orchestra (Verve, 1999)With others Jerry Bergonzi, On Again (RAM, 1998) Con Brio, Con Brio (Plug, 1983) Con Brio, The Ray (Not Fat, 1987) Hal Crook, Hero Worship (RAM, 1997) Pino Daniele, Un Uomo in Blues (CGD, 1990) Pino Daniele, Sotto 'O Sole (CGD, 1991) Dominique Eade, The Long Way Home (RCA Victor, 1999) Aydin Esen, Pictures (Bellaphon, 1989) Laszlo Gardony, Breakout (Avenue Jazz, 1994) Michael Gibbs, In the Public Interest (Polydor, 1974) Woody Herman, Woody (Cadet, 1970) Jim Hall, Live at Town Hall (Musicmasters, 1991) Charlie Mariano, Somewhere, Out there (New Edition 2013) Wolfgang Muthspiel, Live at the Jazz Standard (Material, 2010) Mika Pohjola, Myths & Beliefs (GM, 1996) Bruno Raberg, Chrysalis (OrbisMusic, 2004) Steve Swallow, Deconstructed (Xtra Watt, 1997) Steve Swallow, Always Pack Your Uniform on Top (Xtra Watt, 2000) Harvie Swartz, In a Different Light (Bluemoon, 1990) Harvie Swart ... Read full biography
|Publisher:||Hal Leonard Corporation|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Nov. 1, 1987|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||Milwaukee, United States|