James Hogan’s 50 Jazz Rock Licks You Must Know takes you on whirlwind sonic tour across the fretboards of legendary jazz rock guitarists such as John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck, Pat Martino, Al DiMeola, Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon, Pat Metheney, Robben Ford, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale and Scott Henderson to name just a few.
You’ll also be treated to very tasty lickage from lesser known but equally important guitarists such as Bill Connors, Carlos Rios, Steve Khan, Hiram Bullock and Tommy Bolin. James even includes a few essential lines from horn and piano players Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, Jan Hammer and Chick Corea.
James first presents the lick over a rhythm track and then breaks it down note-for-note showing you all of the requisite techniques including legato, alternate picking, sweep picking, hybrid picking, string skipping, bending, vibrato bar and many other tools of the trade. You’ll also be introduced to the harmonic world of melodic minor, dominant bebop, half-whole diminished scales, exotic pentatonics and a few cool chord tricks to ice the cake.Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you’ll get all of the rhythm tracks to practice with on your own.
As Miles would advise... keep it tight!
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
James Hogan is known by many as a "world class" guitarist. He is an artist who is regarded highly by his peers and is in constant demand as a touring sideman, studio musician and producer. Hogan is admired world wide for his musicality, his soulfulness and his rare ability to play authentically in virtually any style of music.
In addition to a successful music career, James is also a fine music teacher. James is a senior instructor at The National Guitar Workshop's Mc Clean, VA and SUNY Purchase, NY campuses. James Hogan is also the guitar instructor at Florida State College in Jacksonville, FL where he has been on staff since 2000. James Hogan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance from the highly acclaimed University Of North Florida jazz program, where he was a collegiate Downbeat Award winner, and student of jazz guitar virtuoso Barry Greene.