Jazz Guitar Styles is an instruction book designed for the guitarist who already knows the fundamentals but wishes to explore the "classic" style of swing-era guitar. It offers a clear, concise introduction to the basics of jazz guitar, built on the student's basic knowledge of forming chords and basic picking patterns. Jazz Guitar Styles opens this world to any guitarist who has a basic knowledge of guitar technique and willingness to learn.
Michael Lydon is a performing singer/songwriter who works in light jazz styles. He is the author of Songwriting Success (Routledge, 2004), Ray Charles (Routledge, 2004), and Flashbacks (Routledge, 2003). He regularly teaches guitar and songwriting workshops in the greater New York area.