Your Cart 
Jazz Guitar

List Price: $19.95

Add to Cart

Back to Store

About the author:
For the past 30yrs Bill Farrish has earned his living as a performing musician. Bill has performed throughout the United States and Canada in various groups ranging in size from solo to big band and also released six CD's for MCR Records under his own name. His music has been featured on several radio broadcasts in Europe, the Far East and South America. Bill has worked with Shunzu Ohno, Dennis Wilson, Michael Jefry Stevens, Ralph Alessi, Bernard Purdie, Tiny Grimes, Charles Eubanks, David Garibaldi, Arthur Prysock, Ray Alexander, Jimmy Halperin, Cecil Bridgewater, Kiku Collins, Dave Ambrosio, Peter Rogine, Steve Kenyon, Tony Romano and many others. Off-Broadway productions of The Man of LaMancha, Lil' Shop of Horrors, Hair and Tapestry. Session work for gold and platinum recording engineer Remo Leomporra Jr, the bands StrangeColud, QCC, Kim Novak and others.

In 2014 Bill was featured on All About Jazz in an article entitled "Practice, Do You? Part 3-3" written by Dom Minasi featured many of the worlds top jazz musicians.

Television credits include: Bea Moss Productions and "The Carl Bruno Show" TCI Cable, TV., featured artist in the independently released production "An Evening with Bill Farrish" by Raven Productions, QPTV., composer of the theme and incidental music for The Park, Eun Kyung Show, Radio Seoul, Flushing NY and many jingles.

Prior to coming to SUNY Oneonta Bill was a member of the faculty at Five Towns College for 11yrs., where his duties included, Assistant Director of Private Studies, Co-Chair of the Guitar Department, Head of Ear Training and Harmony Departments and Academic Advisement for Performance Majors. During his time there he also taught Jazz Improvisation, Advanced Harmony Courses and various Jazz Combos and Guitar Ensembles.

You can find out more Bill at

Jazz Guitar

Volume 1

Authored by Bill Farrish
Edition: 1

Volume I in the Jazz Guitar Series.
It deals with the fundamentals of jazz guitar and was written to help musicians who already have a basic knowledge of functional harmony and are in what I call the "just do it" phase of learning.
Topics covered are: Major and minor scales, Basic modes, Long and short arpeggios. Fingerings and exercises are also given to help develop technique. The second section deals with fingerboard harmony and includes topics from basic diatonic function , turn-arounds secondary dominants and tritone substitutions in a workbook form.

The purpose of this book is to help you develop the technique and the basic harmonic skills needed to function as a jazz guitarist. NOTHING IN THIS BOOK IS OF A THEORETICAL NATURE. It contains real world, commonly used techniques in the performance of jazz. Much of the material can also be applied to other styles of music.

Publication Date:
154327675X / 9781543276756
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Instruction & Study / Techniques

Site Help Order Help Policies Contact