Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book One

by Micky Baker

(1955) Lewis Music Publishing Co.

Description Like Micky says, "A modern method in how-to-play Jazz and hot guitar." This book is a classic.
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On 11/7/2003, Pedro Lima (2133) posted:
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This is a great book!

The approach is more on the practical side than the theoretical, I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to learn to play jazz guitar. I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner (and possibly intermediate players might have some trouble) as several of the chord fingerings are difficult, specially if you have small fingers.

Don't let this discourage you, the material in the book is prime rate, even if a little outdated in style (it's from the 1950's).
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 11/19/1999, Jeremy Cotton (7938) posted:
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A useful book that will definitely get your feet wet in the jazz style....I wouldn't mind a little more explanation, though...especially for those who don't know the chords and how they are used.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists
On 11/7/1999, Inactive Member posted:
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Volume one, along with the companion volume two, have long been classic texts for the beginning jazz guitarist. Even though it is for "jazz" anyone would benefit from it.
Suitable for intermediate guitarists