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*Jazz Guitar Chords & Arpeggio Patterns* - Stacy McKee - This unique book includes 300 jazz guitar chord formations and matching single note arpeggio patterns in a quick reference format that no one has ever done before! Cross indexing makes this manual extremely easy to use and regardless of what style of music you play, we know you will find this to be a valuable, "must have" addition to your library. Stacy McKee was the featured guitarist with "Les Brown & The Band Of Renown" and for a limited time only we will include an exclusive copy of his book FREE with your first order!

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Johnny Smith

    Johnny Smith, among the most important jazz guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s, is also an accomplished performer on viola, trumpet and violin. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on June 25, 1922. A self taught player he mentions Andres Segovia and Django Reinhardt as his major guitar influences. Johnny Smith, whose dad was a banjo player and a guitarist, initially developed an interest in the jazz guitar at the age of five.

    In 1935 Johnny Smith's family transferred to Portland, Maine. By that time Johnny was currently an outstanding jazz guitarist. He obtained his very first professional training in 1939 playing in a hillbilly group called "The Fenton Brothers". He led his very own jazz trio in Boston 1940-41 prior to joining the United States Air Force. Throughout World War 2 he played cornet in the Air Force Band.

    After leaving the Air Force in 1946 he returned to Portland and played trumpet and jazz guitar for a regional radio station, along with playing in clubs at night. Professional opportunities were not good in Portland, so later that year Johnny Smith transferred to New York city where he became an NBC staff musician. For the following eight years he played both trumpet and jazz guitar and wrote and arranged for the network.

    Johnny Smith first acquired international importance as a jazz musician in the 1950s when he put together a quintet along with tenor saxophonist Stan Getz. Their arrangement and record of "Moonlight In Vermont" came to be a jazz legend epitomizing the term "cool jazz". Among the finest selling jazz records of 1952, this recording continues as a milestone in jazz guitar history books. It is differentiated by Johnny Smith's virtuoso single note improvising as well as the one-of-a-kind harmonies of his close voicing jazz chords on the guitar.

    From 1953-57 Johnny Smith successfully led his own band in East Coast jazz clubs and made more than twenty record albums for the Royal Roost recording label. Always curious about jazz guitar design and construction, Smith, after teaming up with Guild Guitars for a short while in the 1950s, has had a lengthy collaboration with the Gibson Guitar Company. Their "Johnny Smith Model" guitar has been among their most renowned jazz guitar archtop models since its introduction in 1960.

    In 1957 after the unexpected death of his wife, Johnny Smith chose to settle in Colorado Springs, Colorado along with his four year old little girl. Since the early 1960s he has devoted much of his time to his specialized guitar shop in Colorado Springs. Johnny Smith continues to be thought of as possibly the greatest pickstyle jazz guitar player that has ever lived. He has perfect pitch along with perfect technique and has been called "The John Williams of the pickstyle jazz guitar".

    Jazz guitar giant Barney Kessel summed it up perfectly when he said "Nobody plays jazz guitar better than Johnny Smith". The majority of other famous jazz guitar players would certainly concur and Johnny Smith's legendary jazz guitar virtuoso status will most likely remain forever! Johnny Smith died on June 11, 2013 at the age of 90.

Johnny Smith - Approach To Guitar - Book
Jazz guitar virtuoso Johnny Smith presents his complete system of chord analysis, scale and arpeggio study, and practical theory application. This is one of the most useful books to be found in any jazz guitarist's library! Lessons include 2-octave scales, 6th chord forms, alterations of chords, resolution exercises, scales and arpeggios, upper extensions from 9th to 13th chords, suspended fourth chords, voicing major and minor chords with a 4th step melody, alterations of upper extended chords and much, much more!
Standard notation........................................................................Price - $34.95 
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 Johnny Smith Plays "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life"

Johnny Smith - Guitar Solos - Book
Transcribed by Steve Silverman from the original recordings by Johnny Smith. Book includes Johnny's single note improvised solos for: "I'll Remember April, Dancing On The Ceiling, East Of The Sun, Easy To Love, It Could Happen To You, There's A Small Hotel, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Have You Met Miss Jones, Love For Sale, Lover, Lover Man, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, Moonlight in Vermont, 'S Wonderful, Taboo, Tea For Two, Tickle Toe, Walk Don't Run, What's New, Where Or When, Zing Went The Strings of My Heart".
Standard notation........................................................................Price - $19.95 
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 Johnny Smith Plays "East Of The Sun"

Lin Flanagan - Moonlight In Vermont: The Official Biography Of Johnny Smith - Book
Johnny Smith (1922-2013) was the jazz guitarist's jazz guitarist! During the 1950s, he worked for the network broadcasters in New York while also playing regularly at clubs such as Birdland opposite Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, George Shearing and many other legends of jazz. He was the most revered guitarist on the New York jazz scene during a golden era. His technical virtuosity, quality of tone, musical sophistication and literacy were unrivaled in jazz guitar circles. Many celebrated jazz guitarists still consider him to be the benchmark of musicianship by which all others are measured. This is the biography of the man whom many jazz guitar legends call “The Master".
(256 pages)....................................................................................Price - $24.95 
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 Johnny Smith Plays "Moonlight In Vermont"

Johnny Smith - Chord Melody Solo Arrangements - Sheet Music
This exclusive collection of Johnny Smith jazz guitar chord melody solos was transcribed note for note by Stacy McKee (Les Brown & The Band Of Renown) from numerous Johnny Smith recordings and includes dozens of Johnny's best guitar solos written in block chord diagram form and/or standard notation and tab for the pickstyle guitarist! These beautiful Johnny Smith chord melody solos can now be purchased individually, allowing you to "hand-pick" which songs you want to learn. These are the full-length versions of each song including the single note improvised solos exactly the way Johnny played them on his legendary record albums!
Sheet music...................................................................................Price - $3.00 Each 
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Chord Melody Solo of "Moonlight in Vermont"

*Johnny Smith Chord Melody Solos - $3.00 Each*  ON SALE NOW! - $2.00 EACH

CD - Chord Diagram Format
SN - Standard Notation
T - Tab

0500 Blues - SN
A Foggy Day - CD & SN
Angel Eyes - CD & SN
Autumn In New York - CD
Autumn Nocturne - SN & T
Autumn Leaves - CD & SN
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - SN & T
By The Time I Get To Phoenix - CD
Dancing In The Dark - CD
Dancing On the Ceiling - CD
Darn That Dream - CD
Django - CD & SN
Dreamsville - CD
East Of The Sun - CD
Emily - CD
Everything Happens To Me - CD & SN
Exodus Theme - CD & SN
Fools Rush In - CD

 Johnny Smith Plays "Golden Earrings"
 

Golden Earrings - SN & T
Goodbye - CD
Here's That Rainy Day - CD & SN
I Remember The Cornfields - CD
I Can't Get Started With You - SN
I Could Have Told You - CD & SN
I Didn't Know What Time It Was - CD
I Love You Porgy - SN & T
I'll Remember April - CD
I'll Take Romance - CD
I'll Remember Clifford - CD & SN
I'll Be Around - CD
I'm Old Fashioned - SN & T
Imagination - SN
Isn't It Romantic - CD
It Might As Well Be Spring - CD
Laura - CD
Lil' Darling - CD
Little Girl Blue - SN & T
Lover - CD

 Johnny Smith Plays "Exodus Theme"
 
Memories Of You - CD & SN
Michelle -  SN
Mood Indigo - CD & SN
Moonlight In Vermont - CD
My Funny Valentine - SN & T
My One And Only Love - CD
My Romance - SN & T
Old Folks - SN & T
Our Love Is Here To Stay - CD
People Will Say We're In Love - CD
Polka Dots And Moonbeams - CD & SN
Prelude & Pavanne - SN
Romance De Los Pinos - SN & T
Round Midnight - SN & T

Scarborough Fair - CD
Scarlet Ribbons - CD
Send In The Clowns - SN & T
Sentimental Journey - CD & SN
Shenandoah - SN & T
Someone To Watch Over Me - CD
Stars Fell On Alabama - CD

  Johnny Smith Plays "The Shadow Of Your Smile"

Tea For Two - CD
Tenderly - CD
The Boy Next Door - CD & SN
The Girl From Ipanema - CD
The Green Leaves Of Summer - CD
This Guy's In Love In You - CD
The Maid With The Flaxen Hair - SN & T
The Nearness Of You - CD
The Shadow Of Your Smile - CD & SN
Wait Till You See Her - SN & T
Walk, Don't Run - SN
What's New - CD
When I Fall In Love - CD  
Willow Weep For Me - CD & SN
Yesterday (Beatles) - SN & T
Yesterdays (Jerome Kern) - CD
You Are Too Beautiful - CD & SN
You Don't Know What Love Is - CD
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - SN

 Johnny Smith Plays "The Boy Next Boy"

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