THE EAST COAST HAD LES PAUL. Perhaps the West Coast’s answer to the guitar kingpin was Jimmy Wyble. Wyble, who passed away. The right and left hand fingerings presented in this book were also developed as techniques needed to improvise jazz in two lines. Jimmy uses. As many of you know Jimmy Wyble passed away in early January of just a If you don’t have Jimmy’s book – “The Art of Two Line Improvisation” – it is now.
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Jimmy didn’t have much use for anything that kept him from his guitar. It will be very easy to see how I came up with the ideas I did for both the “Autumn Leaves” arrangement as well as the “Black Orpheus” arrangement by learning these etudes.
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The right and left hand fingerings presented in this book were also developed as techniques needed to improvise jazz in two lines.
I hope that these concepts will spark your creativity in your practicing. It was a wonderful event for all who attended. If the book “The Art of Two Line Improvisation” is challenging to you, then this material is a must have.
You will be notified when new files have been added to this site. Please click the link above to listen to sound files of the some of the examples. This is the program from a memorial celebration honoring the life of Jimmy Wyble held at Vittelo’s jazz club on April 17, These new harmoni c sounds combined with beautifulmelodies will inspire any quitarist to new levels of musical creativity.
Etudes 1 through 6 were originally published by Jimmy Wyble in a book called Classic Country. Jimmy gave me many arrangements and compositions to me to post here.
This lesson takes a simple C major triad and alters it and sends in through a cycle. You can find out more about. This is an arrangement that Jimmy wrote based on the changes to the tune “Sweet Georgia Brown”. Not a valid email. Etude 26 is probably one of Jimmy’s last compositions. Be sure to listen to his recording in the the sketchbook sound files.
Please be patient and the information and lessons will continue to be added little by little. The right and left hand fingerings presented in this book were also developed Jimmy uses very standard jazz guitar chord shapes in rhe etudes; however, these shapes move through the harmony in lines rather thanblock chord structures.
It will literally take years to go through everything. These exercises were developed by Jimmy to help develop the technique and musicianship of his students to play his etudes.
It is very large and will take a few moments of your time. Please jmprovisation a moment to add your e-mail address to my mailing list. This lesson plan follows Jimmy’s creative thought process as he kept coming up with new things to do on the guitar. He tried using computers and cell phones but soon got rid of all of it including his television and focused all of his attention where he truly wanted it to be and that was on his guitar. Mel Bay products are available through your local music store or through online dealers.
Art of Two-Line Improvisation, the
Selected pages Table of Contents. A lesson from Jimmy Wyble March 6, These new harmoni c sounds combined with beautiful melodies will inspire any quitarist to new levels of musical creativity. Jimmy’s Sketchbook – Sound Files.
I have noticed this book is now available at Amazon. This is an interview of Jimmy by Jim Carlton. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I look at this material not as chord melody arrangements but as beautiful compositions and studies based on a famous progression or tune. Jim Carlton does a pretty good job here keeping Jimmy talking about himself. These are my notes from another lecture from his series at Musicians Institute. I know that this website and the information on it made Jimmy very two-lune.
This packet comes from Jimmy’s seminar he gave at Musicians Institute on March 13, This book has been out of print for over three decades. Written in notation and tablature. These are five of my favorite Jimmy Wyble licks and my goal for this packet is to help you learn how to incorporate these ideas into your playing.
Harmonic Comparisons – Sound Files.