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May042018

Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes: My Second Book

Do you love playing guitar?
Do you like the sound of jazz guitar?

If you do, you might dig my second book, Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes!

It contains 30 jazz guitar licks and 5 etudes (2 jazz blues single note solo studies, 1 single note solo over 'Blue Bossa' and 2 old school picking etudes to help develop rest stroke technique).

My name is Az Samad, author of Jazz Improvisation Uncovered that has received great feedback from jazz guitarist Julian Lage and Berklee professor Abigail Aronson.



"A beautiful meditation on the craft and life of a practicing musician, this book is filled with insights from a master player."

Julian Lage, Jazz Guitarist & Composer

I graduated (Dual Major in Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance, Summa Cum Laude honors) and taught at Berklee College of Music for the Summer Guitar Sessions. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years and have performed with Grammy Winners Flaco Jimanez and Max Baca, singer-songwriter Zee Avi & I often perform as part of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for the Pops Concerts.



I have released my second book, Jazz Guitar Licks and Etudes. This book is a collection of 30 high quality and challenging jazz guitar licks & 5 etudes to help you level up your jazz guitar skills. 

Although there are many free resources available online, many of my students (both here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and worldwide via Skype) have found that having a focused curated resource useful to improve their skills both musically and technically.

"Definitely something new and unique! A huge pool of riffs, licks, and ideas for you to experiment with. For myself, it helped me discover some unpredictable melodic styles and some different fingering approaches. It also made me think about different ways to approach the same lick and branch out from it to create my own ideas. Super handy if you’re stuck or not sure how to get started because you can just start off with any lick and go off on your own personal tangent after that. All in all, a great little book for anyone looking for more insight into some of the stylistic components of jazz and improvisation as well. Oh! And such beautiful etudes too!"

 - LI YING - MUSICIAN, ARTIST & AVID LEARNER

If you've ever been confused about what to practice, this e-Book will give you lots of new ideas to try. 

For beginners, you can try smaller portions that are comfortable for you.
For intermediate players, you can challenge yourself to the etudes and see how fast can you play them!
For advanced maestros, you can take the ideas and transpose them to all keys and multiple positions!

This e-Book has something for jazzers of any levels IF you're even remotely into jazz.

Can't read standard notation? No problem, we have TAB!
Hate TAB? No worries, the standard notation along with the chord symbols are there.

You will learn licks that incorporate classic Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass sounds to more modern intervallic phrases inspired by the playing of Julian Lage, John Stowell, Nir Felder and Martin Miller.

You will receive a 27 page E-book (PDF File) containing:

30 LICKS

  • 5 Major Scale Jazz Licks
  • 5 Jazz Blues Licks
  • 5 Minor Pentatonic Jazz Rock Licks
  • 5 Double Time Cmin
  • 7 Jazz Licks
  • 5 String Skipping Jazz Licks
  • 5 Sweep Picking Jazz Licks

5 ETUDES

  • Blue Bossa (Solo Etude #1)
  • Jazz Blues Etude #1
  • Jazz Blues Etude #2
  • Old School Picking Etude #1
  • Old School Picking Etude #2
26 pages, E-book, PDF format.
Price ==> USD$10
Want it now? Get it here and get started on the licks immediately!

Method 1 - (Fastest Option, via PayPal, you get the e-book immediately):

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Method 2 - (Maybank2u transfer, please allow some time, I will send you the book manually):
Are you in Malaysia? You can also pay via Maybank2u transfer.

Please transfer RM42 to:
Name: Az Bin Abd Samad
Maybank Savings Account Number: 164 258 080 486

Then, e-mail me the receipt (PDF, photo or scan) for the transfer at azsamad2 at gmail dot com & I'll send the e-book to you via e-mail. Thanks!

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Download a FREE PDF sample of the book here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3lsp3k8bsq5o8tj/JGLE%20Sample%20-%20Az%20Samad.pdf?dl=0

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Ready to get started on the book? Here's the link:

Method 1 - (Fastest Option, via PayPal, you get the e-book immediately):
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REVIEWS AND QUOTES

 "Such a compact book of practical materials for every serious jazz musician, 
which helps to craft one's musicality as well as creativity."
- MARS SIU-HONG LEE, PRESIDENT OF MACAU JAZZ PROMOTION ASSOCIATION

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"It's precise, concise and straight to the point. It would really help those who are trying to get new ideas for their jazz improvisation or those who are trying to learn jazz (newbies)."
- ELMER HO (elmerdraco), COMPOSER

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"A simple yet effective book from a virtuoso. Az’s musical wisdoms written concisely; and accurately defining jazz in all forms."
- RAY CHEONG - MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, GUITARIST & PRODUCER

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"Definitely something new and unique! A huge pool of riffs, licks, and ideas for you to experiment with. For myself, it helped me discover some unpredictable melodic styles and some different fingering approaches. It also made me think about different ways to approach the same lick and branch out from it to create my own ideas. Super handy if you’re stuck or not sure how to get started because you can just start off with any lick and go off on your own personal tangent after that. All in all, a great little book for anyone looking for more insight into some of the stylistic components of jazz and improvisation as well. Oh! And such beautiful etudes too!"

 - LI YING - MUSICIAN, ARTIST & AVID LEARNER 

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"Az Samad’s delightful collection of exercises and etudes is a fantastic resource for anybody hoping to develop increased dexterity and character as a guitarist and improviser. Each of these is cleverly and purposefully devised to improve skills across a range of disciplines including finger-work, musical vocabulary, as well as understanding of both fundamental and complex harmony. Playing and studying these masterful compositions also highlights and reveals the author’s truly immense knowledge and love of both his instrument and his craft."

- GABRIEL LYNCH, SINGER-SONGWRITER

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Ready to get started on the book? Here's the link:

Method 1 - (Fastest Option, via PayPal, you get the e-book immediately):

https://pul.ly/b/203669 

 

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