How to Play in the Style of Charlie Christian
This book breaks down the playing style of the father of jazz guitar. Each concept is easy to understand, and more importantly, easy to directly apply to my playing. I love the way the book includes techniques like scales and chords, but also licks and full solos that get Charlie's sound in my playing. A must have book for any jazz guitarist.
Excellent Resource! Someone mention a Djandgo Reinhardt influence. I honestly cannot hear this. Also given that they were born just ten years difference I doubt it.
Great book! I think I need it!
Yes, Wes Montgomery was inspired by Charlie Christian, but also was inspired by founder of the gypsy jazz Django Reinhardt. Wes took the Django's octaves technique, and involved it into his technique especially! That's why guitar of Wes sounds recognizable!