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by Larry Coryell

  • Author: Larry Coryell
  • ISBN: 0879308265
  • ISBN13: 978-0879308261
  • ePub: 1601 kb | FB2: 1854 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Music
  • Publisher: Backbeat Books; 1st Edition edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 857
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Improvising: My Life in Music (Includes Audio CD) ePub download

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Larry Coryell is one of the most gifted guitarists alive Improvising: My Life in Music (Includes Audio CD). Larry Coryell.

Larry Coryell is one of the most gifted guitarists alive. I don't think his contributions to the educational world are for beginners. This book is for an intermediate to advanced player. Providing you have some experience and knowledge under your belt, Larry's tips are fantastic and above all useable right away in your playing. Improvising: My Life in Music (Includes Audio CD).

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Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell takes an unflinching look at his life and career, recounting his musical journey from his scuffling early days in New York City and his pioneering role in the jazz fusion movement to his current status as a world ambassador of jazz ntual victory over the drug scene, and he gives his take on the musical giants he has known and performed with. Along the way, he details the development of his own style and provides inspirational words for fellow musicians. Includes CD with audio lessons and original compositions recorded specifically for this book.

Some highlights include lessons on using harmonics á la Lenny Breau, walking bass lines and chord substitutions.

Improvising: My Life In Music Larry Coryell Softcover; 209 pages ISBN: 0879308265 Backbeat Books 2007. Improvising: My Life In Music is the autobiography of Larry Coryell. Throughout the book, the reader gets a sense of the respect Coryell has for the process of making music and for his fellow musicians. As an added bonus for guitar players, the appendix contains selected Guitar Player magazine columns (along with an accompanying CD) that Coryell wrote in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Some highlights include lessons on using harmonics á la Lenny Breau, walking bass lines and chord substitutions.

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Larry Coryell (born Lorenz Albert Van DeLinder III; 2 April 1943 – 19 February 2017) was an American jazz guitarist known as the "Godfather of Fusion". Coryell, Larry (2007). Improvising: My Life in Music. Hal Leonard Corporation. YouTube Encyclopedic. 1/1. Views: 51 547. ✪ The Jazz Guitarist: A Man and His Music (Larry Coryell).

Includes: -A chapter-by-chapter breakdown of question types, with in-depth explanations and . Includes complimentary Audio CD.

Techniques for comprehending complex passages and identifying key information quickly and efficiently.

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(Book). Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell takes an unflinching look at his life and career, recounting his musical journey from his scuffling early days in New York City and his pioneering role in the jazz fusion movement to his current status as a world ambassador of jazz. Coryell reveals his own involvement in and eventual victory over the drug scene, and he gives his take on the musical giants he has known and performed with. Along the way, he details the development of his own style and provides inspirational words for fellow musicians. A special section presents a selection of Coryell's beloved Guitar Player magazine columns. Includes CD with audio lessons and original compositions recorded specifically for this book.
Qwne
I have been a big Larry Coryell fan since his 11th House group's electric fusion tore a hole in my consciousness about music when they opened for Return to Forever in 1975. I saw him perform many, many times in a variety of settings and contexts, bought slews of his records. I stopped going to see him perform because the performances became so erratic...a guy who could play like the king of the world one night and quite sloppily the next.

I bought the book to find out what happened to someone who was at the forefront of progressive jazz and a talent with no boundaries. Bad choices, drugs and alcohol. I agree with some of the other reviewers, who feel the book lacked depth and honesty about relationships with key people in his life. Without that depth, the reader doesn't get to know the author or his family and friends well beyond a superficial level. As a result the reader has little to no emotional investment.

Part of his struggles to succeed were terrible business deals he got into with managers and record companies. Those could have been interesting and educational stories to budding musicians who could learn from a guy who's been around the block and lived to tell about it.

If you're a guitar player and a Coryell/fusion fan, buy the book. Even with it's failings, it has some fascinating passages. But, again, here's a guy who played with some of the greatest musicians in the history of music and has traveled the world, and the reader is gvien little more than a snapshot of that life. The book feels like it was dictated and not edited very well. The chronology jumps all over the place, going on tangents.

But I am grateful he has written the book to at least provide some answers as to why such an incredible talent missed the boat when the stage was set for him to take his place alongside musicians like John McGlaughlin, Chick Corea, and Carlos Santana during the fiery years of fusion, 1971-1978. to his credit, he's turned his life around and is serving his muse, clean and sober, playing the music he feels he needs to make as an artist. Right on! I hope he writes a sequel to dig deep into a very rich life as an artist and a human being.
~ Jonny Octane
Reighbyra
Decent read, recommended by a LA-based guitarist. However, I was interested in some of Mr. Coryell's "deeper thoughts and feelings," and this book seems to only deal with those where the author knows the fans will be enticed i.e. drugs, alcohol, and run-ins with celebrities. I was personally interested in the reasons why the man's marriage failed, but he glosses over it in a very quick manner. I mean, if you can tell us about the millionth time you've shot up heroin, why can't we read the real reasons behind your personal life being traumatic, besides the drugs, unless it was the drugs. However, the author doesn't say. There are great portions of this book; it is an easy read. However, I'm sure the author will eventually publish another, more detailed, book regarding his life. I am glad I got it, but wanted more info included along with the stories that can only be eschewed through a real honesty by the author. Will he ever give it to us? We'll see.
SoSok
I've been a big fan of Larry Coryell's music for over 30 years, and a major influence on how I'd want to play guitar (careful wording there - I'm just an amateur despite years of goofing around!). He has a good perspective on his struggles with substance abuse, without being overly preachy from his clean perspective. Great stories and insights, along with appropriate passages speaking to an audience he could expect - aspiring jazz and fusion guitarists.
Samutilar
I had the great pleasure of seeing Larry Coryell perform 3 times in the mid-70's,twice with Eleventh House and once in a duo with Steve Kahn. All of the performances were at a small club in Denver called Ebbetts Field. I also had the good fortune to meet and talk with Mr.Coryell. I found him to be down-to-earth and very nice. I've followed his career ever since, so when this book came out, I was quick to grab it. Larry has written a very interesting book. If you're a a fan of Jazz/Fusion or just interested in the life of a prominent musician, you'll probably enjoy this book. Much like the man himself, Larry writes in a down-to-earth fashion, both funny and frank, especially when relating his substance abuse struggles. I definitely recommend the book, and if Larry comes to your town, go see him! The man can shake those strings.
Black_Hawk_Down.
Meanders somewhat. The guitar player articles in the back are useful.
Zepavitta
I was always big fan of coryell(even with his sometimes excessive overplaying,I 'got it',Gary Burtons' 'Duster' was one of the 1st jazz records I bought because of the fast fingered guitar player-I was 14 or 15 at the time)
The Book:
Great read.You can really get the vibe of new york in the 60's when he tells the story.He put in a lot of time on his instrument,hung out with the great musicians of the day.He came up with the concept of playing altered scales/'jazz' lines over the rock rhythms.
He got into drugs and alcohol early on and it took years for him to get sober(and it strained his family life because of it) but thankfully he did get straight and is still here with us and playing great.
Thanks Larry
Doomredeemer
As I am a fan of Larry Coryell, who is one of the most outstanding and innovative Guitarplayers of our time,
I was happy to read about his way in music and life. In this book Larry speaks about the turning points of his career
and for fans who know his first records like Spaces, Offering, Coryell, records with Eleventh House or Philippe Catherine
there are many fine anecdots, intersperse with humour.
Larry gives us insight in his private life and troubles with drugs and is always honest about the true in his actions, bad or good.
So, thank you Larry for your openhearted letter from your world of music.
(I also bought the DVD 'A Retrospective' and this concert of Larry
with pieces from the years of discovery is infectious.)
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