Over the past few months the call for a “Van Hemert System” book has grown stronger and stronger.
A lot of topics which are discussed in this book have found their way into different videos on my YouTube channel but - with over 300 videos produced - it can be quite challenging to piece everything together. What good is a system without a systematic overview of its components?
That is where this book comes in: all topics are presented in a logical order and studying the book from beginning to end will undoubtedly generate the greatest chance of success. The goal of my system is to provide the reader with a step-by-step guide to jazz guitar soloing. There are no shortcuts when it comes to practice hours but I truly believe that studying the materials in this book can and will lead to a professional level.All the tools in this book are tools I use every day during small gigs, big concerts, studio recordings, workshops and private lessons. The reader might wonder why there is very little music theoretical information presented in the book. The reason is that music theory is not a tool I actually use during jazz improvisation and thus I have found no reason to put it in this book. The tools in the "Van Hemert System" are designed to spend as much time as possible with the guitar studying actual phrases, shapes and licks that will get you sounding good as fast as possible.
The videos accompanying this book are as important to the learning process as the text and music notation. The videos are recorded in my usual YouTube style and because of the free flowing, unscripted format there is additional relevant information to be found within them. Furthermore they are meant to clarify and inspire and should not be skipped. I hope you will thoroughly enjoy your time with this book and will continue the never ending journey of improving yourself long a×er you have mastered the tools presented here.
N.B. The artwork in this book consists of cartoon versions of some of my favorite clickbaity thumbnails from my YouTube channel!