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Swing Guitar Paperback – March 1, 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation (March 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0634026283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0634026287
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,619,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
Few guitar instructional books warrant five stars, but this is one of those rare exceptions. Sokolow gives guitarists a lot to work with in this book, ranging from old school swing and jazz to newfangled 1990s swing-knockoff stuff. The tab is accurate, and the CD allows the listener to fade out the background music to focus solely on the guitar parts, which is big time useful. Plus, the solos and chord work in this book are tasty and worth learning, if only to sprinkle into your own guitar style. Definitely worth the cover price if your interested in swing guitar. Another great book to check out is Swing Guitar Essentials by the boys from Acoustic Guitar magazine. These two books rank among the ten best guitar books currently available for intermediate/advanced guitarists who want to get beyond boring old pentatonic/diatonic scale patterns.
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I normally love the books that Fred Sokolow puts out and have several (his rockabilly and western swing book are especially informative). This book however is just a bunch of tunes that aren't what I think of as standards of swing using six note chord voicings-which isn't accurate to the style of swing guitar.
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the songs and their arrangement are just faintly reminiscent of actual swing guitar. 6-string chords etc...
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I really enjoyed going through this book as it covers challenging, yet approachable songs for the intermediate guitarist. The book was well laid out and easy to read. The CD that comes with the book is good to play along with, especially if you're not aware of the song because, unlike a lot of other books, this book covers songs from various eras and artists. The only thing I didn't like about the book was that the CD makes it sound as though you need a full band to play these songs.

The information in this book is great for guitarists who are just starting to get their feet wet with the swing style. Don't let Fred Sokolow's voice fool you either, he's a real great player!
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