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    I did work with Nick Lucas Guitar Method Books Vol 1 and 1. However I
    never had his book Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar.I am wondering if anyone on this forum who worked with this book could provide more details about content.
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    The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
     
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    I think I have it, but I have no time today. Hopefully I'll be able to respond tomorrow, if no one else has.

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    That's great. Thanks Rob

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    Home now.

    It's very basic, and for me was quite disappointing.

    Contents:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-contents-jpg

    Random page:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-e-major-jpg

    Song:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-song-jpg

    and Fill-ins:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-fill-jpg

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    Thanks for your review Rob.

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    Notice the picking directions, consistent with rest stroke picking.

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    Indeed.

    I like the Schumann quotation at the end.

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    I see it covers ‘How to play jazz’ in just one page, must be a great book.

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    What more do you need?

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    What does he say about altered chords?

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    Not a lot, but for those who haven't played them before, it's a start:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-altered-jpg

    And here's his one-page guide in how to play jazz:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-jazz-jpg


    I've now scanned the whole book - some 55MB. Hopefully anyone interested can download the pdf here:

    Dropbox - The Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-In Book.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob MacKillop
    Not a lot, but for those who haven't played them before, it's a start:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-altered-jpg

    And here's his one-page guide in how to play jazz:

    Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-in Book for Guitar-lucas-jazz-jpg


    I've now scanned the whole book - some 55MB. Hopefully anyone interested can download the pdf here:

    Dropbox - The Nick Lucas Chord, Rhythm and Fill-In Book.pdf
    Thanks that’s REALLY interesting to me. In this book altered basically seems to mean b5/#11

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    Hello All,
    Since someone commented on the One Page Explanation of Jazz it's might be worth noting that the word "Jazz" had a different meaning during the first two decades of the 20th Century. "Jazzing a tune" in the 1920s meant playing popular songs and recasting the melodies with syncopation and adding fills to the ends of phrases. It wasn't a particularly involved process then.

    This gave way over time to playing variations on the melody and by the 1930s to a style that referenced both the melody and the chord changes. Louis Armstrong and Lester Young always respected the primacy of the song.

    Regards,
    Jerome