This is a great interview I found on Guitar World (at the bottom of the article)
And here’s the good play ebook version of the Joe Pass Chord Book:
Joe Pass Guitar Chords - Joe Pass - Google Books
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03-12-2019, 02:15 PM #1
Joe Satriani no Chords and the Joe Pass Chord BookRedeemed, Husband, Father, Veteran. Thankful for all four!
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03-12-2019, 03:43 PM #2
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That is a great interview. Joe is super nice and very humble. A friend of mine worked on Joe's "The Extremist" LP and he goes to all of the shows whenever Joe is in town. I was able to go and meet him after an couple of shows...once with Chickenfoot and once after a solo show. Very cool guy!
03-12-2019, 04:45 PM #3
For anybody who doesn't want to go on a scavenger hunt to find the interview or reference to the Joe Pass book - time is 8:57 where he talks about learning chords:
The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar; now that's my idea of a good time - Frank Zappa
03-13-2019, 12:47 PM #4
One of the biggest problems I encounter with jazz guitar students is that they have learned a ton of chords, scales and arpeggios, but they can’t play a tune or jam on a standard with other musicians.
03-13-2019, 01:19 PM #5
That's because "jazz" has become synonymous with "challenge" for a lot of young players, not with "music."
So you hear guys say stuff like "I want to learn some jazz so I can work it into my 8 string progressive metal playing" or whatever.
Jazz is just a different approach to tunes. It's a how, not a what. LEARN TUNES.Jeff Matz, Jazz Guitar:
"Jazz is like life...it goes on longer than you think, and as soon as you're like 'oh, I get it,' it ends."
--The Ghost of Duke Ellington
03-13-2019, 01:23 PM #6