The Book Series:
The Lesson Book
A step by step explanation of the most essential melodic, harmonic, & rhythmic elements that make up the bebop idiom, coupled with 27 jazz etudes demonstrating their application in order of gradual difficulty.
All the necessary exercises to develop the improvisational concepts introduced in the Lesson Book, in various harmonic contexts.
The Scale & Arpeggio Book
A detailed introduction to the Heptatonic System of Fingering Patterns. Features a thorough explanation of the use of vertical and horizontal fingerings when improvising over chord changes. Regular notation, tab and diagrams included.
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“Richie Zellon’s methodical system is an approach which appeals to me because each lesson builds upon the previous concept moving me incrementally towards spontaneous bebop improvisation. By following his process, jazz improvisation is not a prospect but an inevitability.”- Randy Cohen
“This step-by-step approach provides all of the tools and resources necessary to actually learn the art of playing jazz guitar.”
- Michael Rich
“The Series, to my knowledge, is the clearest and most concise and comprehensive guide to jazz guitar out there. It’s no dry-as-dust text book, but rather a concrete hands-on instruction guide whose lessons are supplemented by detailed multimedia instructional materials.”-Walter Kraslow
Richie Zellon playing an improvised duet with student Andrew Hyde (left).