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Guitar Chord Shapes of Charlie Christian
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Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Guitar
Composer Weidlich, Joseph
Publisher Centerstream
Arranger Christian, Charlie

Price: $19.95

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Catalog #00000388

UPC code: 073999875218

The concepts and fingerings in this book have been developed by analyzing the licks used by Charlie Christian. Chord shapes are moveable; thus one can play the riffs in virtually any key without difficulty by simply moving the shape, and fingerings used to play them, up or down the fingerboard. The author shows how the chord shapes - F, D and A - are formed, then can easily be modified t o major, minor, dominant seventh and diminished seventh chord voicings. Analyz ing licks frequently used by Charlie Christian, Joe has identified a series of what he calls tetrafragments, i.e., the core element of a lick. The identifia ble sound of a particular lick is preserved regardless of how many notes are a dded on either side of it, e.g., pickup notes or tag endings. Many examples a re shown and played

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