THE EAST COAST HAD LES PAUL. Perhaps the West Coast’s answer to the guitar kingpin was Jimmy Wyble. Wyble, who passed away. The right and left hand fingerings presented in this book were also developed as techniques needed to improvise jazz in two lines. Jimmy uses. As many of you know Jimmy Wyble passed away in early January of just a If you don’t have Jimmy’s book – “The Art of Two Line Improvisation” – it is now.

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These new harmoni c sounds combined with beautifulmelodies will inspire any quitarist to new levels of musical creativity. If you are having trouble opening or downloading this file, please contact us. This is an twoo-line of Jimmy by Jim Carlton. I always thought that this was a major element to Jimmy’s way of thinking and hearing music.

These are my notes from another lecture from his series at Musicians Institute.

This collection of etudes, written during the ‘s, was composed as a result of Jimmy Wyble’s explorations into the musical worlds of counterpoint, harmony and chord melody improvisation for the jazz guitar.

His goal for this information was to start with a simple wgble shape and just go with it in as many different and creative directions as possible. Etude 26 is probably one of Jimmy’s last compositions.

Etudes 1 through 6 were originally published by Jimmy Wyble in a book called Classic Country. You will be notified when new files have been added to this site. I know that this website and the information on it made Jimmy very happy. Jimmy never liked to talk about himself so he always tried to make an interview about someone else. Account Options Sign in. All the music in these volumes will be either composed and worked out by Jimmy himself or a transcription that Jimmy has personally approved both the fingering and notation.

The synopsis below will give some of my insights into how I practice, analyze and organize these sounds and get them into my playing.


This broken chord technique creates a unique contrapuntal sound that separates Jimmy from the rest of the fingerstyle jazz guitar world. Please take a moment to add your e-mail address to my mailing list. If the book “The Art of Two Line Improvisation” is challenging to you, then this material is a must have. It will literally take years to go through everything. Once it is downloaded to your computer, double-click the file to open.

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This information takes on a different angle. So improviastion musicians tend to practice the same thing over and over and never ask the question “what if”.

Jimmy didn’t have much use for anything that kept him from his guitar. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jimmy’s Sketchbook – Sound Files Welcome to a new section titled: Mel Bay products are available through your local music store or through online dealers.

I took this concept and tried it out against different harmonies, keys and tonal centers. This lesson confirms this. This information has never been published although it was used back in the late 70’s as curriculum for GIT in Hollywood.

Jimmy Wyble’s Solo Collection Author: There are many jmimy in the manuscript to the contrapuntal etudes but not to the actual Two Line Improvisation book. I hope that these concepts will spark your creativity in your jjmmy. He sees different harmonies inside inprovisation chord shapes and applies this concept directly to his contrapuntal improvisation.

This lesson demonstrates how Jimmy introduces guitarists to the contrapuntal style of guitar playing.

improvisarion Get the extra files for your Mel Bay book by clicking the “Download Extras” button below. There are so many cool moves in these works that they are very much worth learning. The improvsiation and left hand fingerings presented in this book were also developed as techniques needed to improvise jazz in two lines. We owe improvisahion thanks for that event to Larry Koonse and Brandon Bernstein. Selected pages Table of Contents.

Jimmy uses very standard jazz guitar chord shapes in these etudes; however, these shapes move through the harmony in lines rather than block chord structures.


It will be very easy to see how I came up with the ideas I did for both the “Autumn Leaves” arrangement as well as the “Black Orpheus” arrangement by learning these etudes. Stock varies by site and location. This lesson takes a simple C major triad and alters it and sends in through a cycle. Jimmy also gave me some more material to add to this packet that he didn’t have a chance to work on that day as well as material that he would like to have added to this packet from a previous course that he taught at GIT in the ?

If you like what you see on this site, then this book will be very necessary to developing these contrapuntal skills. I have noticed this book is now available at Amazon.

Jimmy has written out two-ilne solos and improvisations based on the changes to standard improivsation.

Not a valid email. I look at this material not as chord melody arrangements but as beautiful compositions and studies based on a famous progression or tune. Written in notation and tablature. This book has been out of print for over three decades.

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Access to online audio available for download. The right and left hand fingerings presented in this book were also developed as techniques needed to improvise jazz in two lines. He decided to leave all of the computer needs to people like myself and his friend, Russell Chan, who maintained Jimmy’s own website for him. Harmonic Comparisons is a new lesson from Jimmy that adds yet another level of understanding to how Jimmy analyzes his lines and uses them.

Concepts for the Classical and Jazz Guitar Author: Mel Bay PublicationsJan 13, – Music – 96 pages.