****DISCONTINUED AS OF 7-12-11.****This book covers the basics of the middle-of-the-road swing and bebop-era jazz guitar style. Includes traditional tunes, exercises, and original pieces by seasoned jazz instructor and author Alan de Mause, plus an audio CD with 16 tracks that parallel the book's content. Written in standard notation and tablature, this modest 24-page book is particularly strong in introducing jazz rhythms and phrasing. The author addresses accents, guitar technique, and the concepts of swing, form, dynamics, and improvisation in an easily understood fashion. Frequent, elaborate performance notes and the recorded examples make this book/CD set of particular interest to the beginning jazz guitarist.