The Role of the Jazz Guitarist in Adapting to the Jazz Trio , the Jazz Quartet, and the Jazz Quintet

The electric guitar is a relatively new instrument in jazz. As a result, there is a lack of documentation  regarding  the  varying  roles  that  the  electric  guitar can  assume.  It  is  a remarkably versatile  instrument,  with  the  inbuilt  potential  to  express  a  wide  range  of timbres,  textures  and  dynamics  that  are  unique to  the  guitar.  For  guitarists who  are looking  to  pursue  or  continue  their  development  in  performance, it  is  important to  be aware  of  the  adjustments  that  are  necessary  from  one  particular  musical  setting  to  the next.  In  highly  improvised  settings, one’s  approach  to  sound,  density  of  texture  and dynamic sensitivity will need to be considered according to the surrounding instruments
as  well  as  stylistic  elements  appropriate  to  the  music.  An  exploration  of  such considerations will be applied to ensemble settings, including the Jazz Trio, Jazz Quartet, and Jazz Quintet. Articles, interviews with prominent guitarists, as well as analysis of sound recordings will be used to demonstrate the specific strategies that can be employed in adapting to various instrumental combinations.

Tim Jago

The Role of the Jazz Guitarist in Adapting to the Jazz Trio , the Jazz Quartet, and the Jazz Quintet

 

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