tagapublishing.com proudly presents
Larry Coryell: Blues and Beyond
A last glimpse into the genius of Larry Coryell and his concepts
Larry Coryell, one of jazz fusion’s pioneering guitarists and also known to many as the “Godfather of Fusion,” gives one very last glimpse into his craft genius of guitar playing and an in-depth view of his artistry.
In the mid-to-late Sixties, Coryell broke down genre barriers with his eclectic, fluid playing and experimenting with melding thunderous and driving rock rhythms with spacious jazz chords.
Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he was comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work, to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar or phrasing and note-bending that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother Bebop influences.
Coryell put out dozens of solo and ensemble releases throughout the Seventies up through to the present day, recording with alongside famous names like Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Barron, Chet Baker, Stéphane Grappelli, Gary Burton, John McLaughlin, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Paco De Lucia, Miroslav Vitouš and many other noteworthy artists of all styles.
We at tagapublishing.com have been privileged and honored to record and also deeply analyze Larry’s fascinating approach to the guitar and improvisation, before his unfortunate passing on February 19th, 2017.
We are proud to present to you the last guitar lesson of a true legend who set milestones and truly deserves a special place in the history books.
“Blues and Beyond” gives you one last glimpse into Larry’s genius.
Experience for one more time the advanced mind of a legendary guitarist who was always innovating and someone who was always trying to push the boundaries a bit further.
In the first half of this interactive video course, Larry shares priceless insights and ingenious methods to help you discover and get started in the following:
- Basic Blues playing
- Basic Jazz blues playing
- Pentatonic ideas
- Charlie Parker inspired ideas and much more…
Very much the same approach to topics he used to achieve his own mastery of the instrument and unparalleled success as a professional musician.
Topics and methods presented in the second half of the course include:
- I-VI-II-V chord playing
- Line playing
- Tritone substitutions
- Melodic Minor examples
- Diminished scale usage
- Double Stops
- Big Band feels
- Song examples of “Cry me a river,” ”Summertime” and even his own composition “The Dragon Gate.”
- and much MUCH more….
All of the performances are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.
You’ll also get supported by the newest Soundslice technology. The cursor automatically follows the tab and notation so that you can play, speed up or slow down, loop, and even see a virtual fretboard, WHILE you work through the material.
Blues and Beyond: A last glimpse into the genius of Larry Coryell and his concepts is not only about learning Larry’s licks and it’s certainly not a traditional learning experience. You too will need to immerse yourself in his mind to truly understand and absorb the seminal teachings contained within its architecture.
Blues and Beyond: A last glimpse into the genius of Larry Coryell and his concepts is a dream come true for all of us here at TAGA Publishing. We can’t thank Larry enough for trusting us with this project and we are thrilled to present to you, Mr. Larry Coryell!