Chords & Arpeggio for the Improvisor
by Tom Michero

The path to musical expression begins here.

This book show you the guitar chords, arpeggios, and modes you need to know in order to be a better improvisor. It's only 56 pages, but this book offers a step-by-step system for mastering spontaneous musical expression like you've never seen.

It shows you five chord shapes for 36 different chords. When you consider there are 12 keys, this gives you 2,160 possible chords that you will have at your finger tips. But, it doesn't stop there. This book shows the arpeggios you need to know to be a top-notch improvisor.

You will learn how to "read" a chord based on intervals and notes. You will be introduced to the most common chords used in jazz, rock, and blues.

I took weeks of lessons with a professional guitar teacher and didn't get all this information. For the cost of one lesson you can have what you need to know to improvise, compose, and play error-free lead.

They say don't judge a book by its cover. But, I say judge a book by its binding. I've found that many how-to-books don't stay open to the page I want. It's maddening! The paper edition is spiral-bound so it stays open to the page you want whether on a music stand or in your lap. I believe all instruction books should be bound like this. However, if you'd like to print a copy from your own printer, the e-book edition is right for you.

You will learn:

  • 13 of the most used jazz chords
  • The most important chords for the improvisor.
  • What chords to play on which scales
  • How chords are named and notated
  • Drills to improve proficiency
  • The relationship between chords, modes, and scales
  • The guitar fretboard


  • If you want that jazz guitar sound, you will need to master chord inversions. It will take some time to complete so the earlier you start, the earlier you will start sounding like the pros.
    4-Note Chord Inversion

    Chord arpeggios are the foundation to the best guitar solos. This 56-page book shows how to develop the skill needed to play them.


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    table of contentsContents
    IntroductionIntroduction
    Secret to ImprovThe Secret to Improv
    Reading a PageReading a Page
    Dominant 7th ShapesDominant 7th Shapes
    The Seven StepsThe Seven Steps
    Spiral Bound This book's spiral binding allows it to sit easily on a music stand. Open it to a page, it stays there.