Chuck Wayne

Chuck Wayne

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chuck Wayne (27 February 1923-29 July 1997) was a jazz guitarist who came to prominence in the 1940s. He is best known for his work with Woody Herman's First Herd, and for being the first guitarist in the George Shearing quintet. He also was Tony Bennett's music director and accompanist from 1954-1957. Wayne was noted for a distinctive, swinging bebop style, strongly influenced by horn players of the day - especially Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins. In an era when many guitarists used four-square, mandolin-style picking, with rigid up-down stroke articulation, Wayne developed an unusual legato technique, not widely adopted by others until decades later. (He also developed a comprehensive approach to guitar chords and arpeggios - based on generic tetrad forms spanning all possible inversions, in varying degrees of open voicing. This highly analytic approach to the fretboard was later documented in a series of theory books, some released posthumously. A summary of his approach to theory is found below.)
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134980536
  • 9786134980531