Through examples, writing assignments, and clear expository text, this landmark book teaches the novice or professional musician to create solo arrangements for fingerstyle jazz guitar. The book is divided in three main sections: Beginning fingerstyle guitar, Creating fingerstyle jazz solos, and Professional fingerstyle guitar. Kent Murdick systematically presents clear explanations of fingerstyle technique, blues basics, harmonized scales, advanced jazz harmony, various arranging and accompaniment concepts, a discussion of the expressive devices used in jazz, and several full-length solos. Futhermore, the author communicates this information with an engaging off-the-wall, self-deprecating sense of humor. Written in standard notation and tablature. Includes access to online audio.