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The Master Arpeggio System for Jazz Improvisation: V2.0 Expanded Edition

Dennis Roberts

Guitarists: Get on the Path to Musical Fluency
"Dennis Roberts' . . . approach follows a conceptual straight line that finds the shortest distance to musical fluency." - Award-winning jazz guitarist Alex Goodman (Foreword)

"A clear and concise point of view that will be helpful to guitarists whether you're just starting out or an experienced improviser." - David Goodrich (multi-instrumentalist, performer, and guitar instructor)

Improvisation is the art of composing in the moment with freedom of expression.
Do you feel like you're learning non-stop and getting nowhere, trying to put all the vast theory and exercises together to make it work and sound great, but your jazz lines are still not coming together and you're constantly overthinking when you really just want to play?

  • The Master Arpeggio System for Jazz Improvisation teaches you just 10 master arpeggios and how to use them in 10 simple steps to help you generate endless jazz lines for massive gains with minimal effort.
  • Learn how to improvise using triads and arpeggios, target tones and voice leading, quartal arpeggios, pentatonic scales, superimposition, chromaticism, side-slipping, tri-tone substitution, and more without all the endless exercises and complex music theory using an innovative method that's easy to learn and apply.
  • Play with your intuition without the high costs of tuition; The Master Arpeggio System is designed to fast-track guitarists to playing and improvising sophisticated jazz lines as fast as possible using simplicity to generate complexity.
  • So much time and effort can be invested in the intensive learning process with relatively little results. MAS4JI is the shortcut through the forest that you can take without wandering down the wrong path and getting lost.
  • The Master Arpeggio System is versatile and can be easily applied to blues, rock, metal, progressive, fusion, and jam band playing styles to bring new dimensions of expression to your solos!

Remember, the music came first and all the analysis and theory came later to describe what's happening. The Master Arpeggio System for Jazz Improvisation distills the intricate language of jazz lines into one you can speak comfortably so you can play now, think later.

This expanded second edition adds helpful new material, including a new chapter that applies all the techniques to a 24 bar solo over a 12 bar jazz blues, tying everything together and preparing you to expand your playing in new directions. Prepare to visualize and navigate your fretboard in a new way and let your fingers do the walking while the music does the talking! Intermediate and advanced players, take your guitar playing to the next level now!

An excellent method for guitar teachers, designed for self-motivated and self-taught guitarists. The Master Arpeggio System is an easy, visual step-by-step method that uses chunking (for memory aid), key center playing, and an inherently melodic system for fast learning and fretboard mastery.


  • Arpeggios
  • Triads
  • Inversions
  • Target tones
  • Voice leading
  • Superimposition
  • Quartal arpeggios
  • Pentatonic scales
  • Major scale
  • Altered scale (super Locrian, jazz minor)
  • Chromatic approach notes, passing tones, and enclosures
  • Tension and resolution (inside and outside playing)
  • Side-slipping
  • Tritone substitution
  • Motivic ideas
  • Call and response lines
  • Major ii-V-I and V-I
  • Static harmony
  • Circle of Fifths (cycle progressions)
  • Turnarounds
  • 12 bar jazz blues


Book Details

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  • Publish Date: Nov 18th, 2022
  • Pages: 108
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.22in - 0.59lb
  • EAN: 9798987256602
  • Categories: Genres & Styles - Jazz
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