Hey there everybody,
My name is Anthony and I just received the Daniel Givone book.
FYI, I picked this book because I wanted to learn licks that were presented as being playable over "this chord shape" or "that chord shape" so it would be easier to transpose, and therefore master.
So..... As it turns out, the 5 forms are VERY similar to the major scale system I use, and as a result, I've pretty much gotten them all in my fingers fairly quickly.
Here are my questions -
How important is it to be able to read french?
Should I just follow the pages, learn the phrases, then the next sections stuff,etc etc ??
Is there any VITAL info in the text of the book that helps one learn how to apply this stuff to Gypsy Jazz, or is it all pretty self evident to one with good theory knowledge, and 20 years experience playing the guitar?
One thought I have is to take a single page of phrases; Learn them completely, and then transpose them to about 3 or 4 other keys, going down the circle of 5ths, in C (or Am), then G(or Em), then D(or Bm), etc(this is how I learned my major scale/mode system).