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Art of Two-Line Improvisation Book/CD Set Paperback – June 26, 2001
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At the time I orignally bought this, there were some mistakes in the transcription, so if they haven't corrected them the CD that comes with this is vital for it's interpretation. Jimmy taught me most of my foundation of right hand fingerpicking independence with this book, I highly recommend it for anyone that want their hands and their ears to get a challange!
I will also add, as with any guitar book in standard notation combined with tab, is that you should always consider the most comfortable way to play the notes. Even though David Oakes supposedly corrected and edited much of this book, I disagree with several of the positions because you shouldn't have to stretch your fingers that far for certain "grips" as Joe Pass liked to call them. Tablature is always subjective in my opinion. I will gladly debate these tabs with Mr Oakes himself. :)
If you can't afford to get out to Hollywood and attend GIT, your best bet is this: buy this book and some of his CDs.
Jimmy's approach is both unique and beautiful. The Art of playing melody, chords, and bass lines is one that many guitar players wish they could do properly. And this book is one small step.
There are a few errors in the music, and Jimmy himself has admitted so, but the idea and concept is there.
Are you looking for something new to add to you arsenal...pick up this book.