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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This lesson sheds light on how Jimmy pratices, organizes his thoughts and creates the sounds and how he manipulates his lines. I took this concept and tried it out against different harmonies, keys and tonal centers. A lesson from Jimmy Wyble March 6, He sees different harmonies inside different chord shapes and applies this concept directly to his contrapuntal improvisation.

These are five of my favorite Jimmy Wyble licks and my goal for this packet is jimny help you learn how to incorporate these ideas into your playing.

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Jimmy’s Sketchbook – Sound Files. 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. It is hoped that jazz and classical guitarists playing and working through these etudes will see many familiar chord shapes moving in new waysand creating new sounds. This lesson plan follows Jimmy’s creative thought process as he kept coming up with new things to do on the guitar.

You will be notified when new files have been added to this site. The right and left hand fingerings presented in this book were also developed Welcome to a new section titled: His goal for this information was to improvisattion with a simple chord imrovisation and just go with it in as many different and creative directions as possible. Please take a moment to add your e-mail address to my mailing list.


Jimmy uses very standard jazz guitar chord shapes in these etudes; however, these shapes move through the harmony in lines rather thanblock chord structures. Many people told him about the lessons that are posted here and he was very proud of at I had done even though I don’t think that Jimmy ever personally saw my website. If you are having trouble opening or downloading this file, please contact us. Improvieation patient when opening up this file. This broken chord technique creates a unique contrapuntal sound jimmj separates Jimmy from the rest of the fingerstyle jazz guitar world.

I would like to encourage you to make this book part of your library. These are my notes from another lecture from his series at Musicians Institute. Selected pages Table of Contents. This lesson demonstrates how Jimmy introduces guitarists to the contrapuntal style of guitar playing. Once it is downloaded to your computer, double-click the file to open. This is the program from a memorial celebration honoring the life of Jimmy Wyble held at Vittelo’s jazz club on April 17, Harmonic Comparisons – Sound Files.

I look at wtble material not as chord melody arrangements but as beautiful compositions and studies based on a famous progression or tune.

Etude 26 is probably one of Jimmy’s last compositions. This lesson takes a simple C major triad and alters it and sends in through a cycle. This information takes on a different ijmmy. It is both very simple but at the same time brilliant.

Get the twoline files for your Mel Bay book by clicking the “Download Extras” button below. Jimmy never liked to talk about himself so he always tried to make an interview about someone else.

This information has never been published although it was used back in the late 70’s as curriculum for GIT in Hollywood. Harmonic Comparisons is a new lesson from Jimmy that adds yet another level of understanding to how Jimmy analyzes his lines and uses them.

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Jimmy gave me many arrangements and compositions to me to post here. It is very large and will take a few moments of your time.


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. Concepts for the Classical and Jazz Guitar Author: This broken chord technique creates a unique contrapuntal sound that separates Jimmy from the rest of the fingerstyle jazz guitar world. So many musicians tend to practice the same thing over and over and never ask the question qrt if”.

We owe the thanks for that event to Larry Koonse and Brandon Bernstein. It will literally take years to go through everything. This is an arrangement that Jimmy wrote based on the changes to the tune “Sweet Georgia Brown”. I know that this website and the information on it made Jimmy very happy.

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This packet comes from Jimmy’s seminar he gave at Musicians Institute on March 13, Access to online audio available for download. This collection of etudes, written during the ‘s, was composed as a result imprpvisation Jimmy Wyble’s explorations into the musical worlds of counterpoint, harmony and chord melody improvisation for the jazz guitar. It will be very easy to see how Two-lline came up with the ideas I did for both the “Autumn Leaves” arrangement as well as the “Black Orpheus” arrangement by learning these etudes.

He tried using computers and cell phones but soon got rid of all of it including his television and focused all of his attention where he truly wanted it to be and that was on his guitar. Account Options Sign in. Written in notation and tablature. This material is from a lecture that Jimmy presented at Musicians Institute on April 24, Please be patient and the information and lessons will continue to be added little by little.