Adrian Ingram is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the jazz guitar. He has written extensively about the history, players, styles and instruments of the genre. As an educator, he has served as guitar specialist for Birmingham Education Authority (1975-1981) and Lecturer in jazz and popular music at Huddersfield Technical College (1981-82). Following this he taught for thirteen years as senior lecturer in jazz guitar at the prestigious Leeds College of Music (1982-1995).
Adrian has an MA in music performance and a Master of Philosophy in music education. He studied music education with professor John Paynter OBE (York University) and the guitar with Barney Kessel and Howard Roberts. He was elected both Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Fellow of the College of Preceptors (FColl.P) in 1987 for outstanding contribution to music education. Adrian also holds advanced diplomas in classical guitar performance and instruction and has attained Dept. of Education and Science’s "qualified teacher" status.
Adrian Ingram is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on jazz guitar. He has written extensively on the history, players, styles and instruments of the genre. As an educator he ran the prestigious jazz guitar course at Leeds College of Music for almost 15 years, during which time he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for his outstanding contribution to music education. He holds masters degrees in music education and music performance.
"A scholar as well as a professional guitarist for over 30 years, Adrian Ingram is a respected and prolific writer ... one of jazz guitar's most gifted players as well as its foremost historian." - Bob Benedetto
This DVD lesson covers everything you need to know about the basic language of jazz. It teaches clearly and concisely all of the necessary techniques required for advanced jazz guitar playing.
The Essentials of Jazz Guitar is not only vital for those new to the genre, but also of value to seasoned players who may have glossed over the valuable building blocks of jazz theory. It begins with basic chord scale relationships and chord construction and then progresses to extended and altered chords, substitution, harmonic pluralities, song-form and indispensable chord progressions.
62 minutes - Level 2/3 - Detailed tab/music PDF file on the DVD
Review: Some videos let you cop the best bits of a style by showing you a few trademark licks or phrases. Not these two. If you enlist in Adrian Ingrams jazz boot camp, you're expected to get deep, soldier!
In Essentials of Jazz Guitar, Ingram crams several month's worth of theory lessons into the first ten minutes. It's great stuff, but a little overwhelming-most will need to refer to the included booklet to keep up. If you can be patient, however, you'll be rewarded with clear explanations and useful applications. Ingram details chord construction, extensions, and substitutions, and de-mystifies the Roman numeral system. (You'll never fear the leader barking out changes from the bandstand ever again.) It's good material presented in a clear manner by a good teacher. Think of it as Jazz Guitar 101. - Guitar Player Magazine