Improvising Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451602707
Format: PDF
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With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher and noted jazz saxophonist, explains the major concepts of jazz, including blues, harmony, swing, and the characteristic chord progressions. An easy-to-follow self-teaching guide, Improvising Jazz contains practical exercises and musical examples. Its step-by-step presentation shows the aspiring jazz improviser how to employ fundamental musical and theoretical tools, such as melody, rhythm, and superimposed chords, to develop an individual melodic style.

Jazz Improvisation Revised

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457426094
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jazz Improvisation focuses on the communicative and technical aspects of improvisation and makes an excellent resource for both pros and aspiring improvisers. Assimilate and execute chord progressions, substitutions, turn arounds and construct a melody and jazz chorus.

Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457427015
Format: PDF
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An excellent book designed to assist musicians with their performance of contemporary (post be-bop) jazz. It focuses on utilizing fourths, pentatonics, modes, bitonals and other contemporary materials when improvising. Numerous examples, suggested reading and recording examples are also included.

Creative Jazz Improvisation

Author: Scott D. Reeves
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131776395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This well-organized book combines all of the techniques that jazz musicians practice into a comprehensive whole. It covers practice patterns and scales in all keys and tempos, transcribing solos of master improvisers, learning the jazz repertoire, and playing with other musicians. Chapter topics include how to practice, creatively improvise, and teach improvisation; major innovators; important contributors; women in jazz; chord substitutions; scales; and form. Each chapter also contains theory and ear exercises. Applicable to any instrument–or a classroom of varied instruments–this book is for jazz students and professionals at all levels of proficiency.

Improvising Jazz Guitar

Author: Joe Bell
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 9780825623486
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A step-by-step approach to jazz improvising is presented in this book. Melody and harmony are introduced through exercises in modal jazz, and other topics covered include: the II-V progression; scales; standard notation; tablature; fingerings; chord diagrams.

A Lyrical Approach to Jazz Improvising Perfect Bound

Author: Richie Vitale
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557157870
Format: PDF, Docs
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For Preview click on ""Preview"" link below book. This is a definitive book on ""How to Improvise"" explained clearly and succinctly by trumpeter Richie Vitale. Richie has taught Master Classes and Clinics at the Eastman School of Music and is currently teaching at New Jersey City University (NJCU). This book, though written by a trumpet player, applies to all instruments and all people looking for a comprehensive book on the theory and thought process behind jazz improvisation. (Also available ""Spiral Bound"" to sit flat on music stand.)

Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Author: Ramon Ricker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457494109
Format: PDF, ePub
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More than a pattern book, this lays out the theory behind the use of pentatonic scales in jazz, and follows with transcribed solos and exercises. Still a favorite after 14 years, this book has become a standard in the field.

A Guide To Non Jazz Improvisation Banjo Edition

Author: DICK WEISSMAN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610652444
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The non-jazz improvisation series is a concept that germinated in Dick Weissman's mind while he was attending music school. He wrote a 15-piece arrangement of the old square dance tune, Cripple Creek, and wanted the trombone to take a solo as part of the arrangement. When the trombonist kept playing a bebop solo that was totally unsuitable for the chart, Dick realized that - in addition to the many musicians who do not improvise - there are even jazz musicians who don't know how to improvise outside the limits of their own stylistic backgrounds.This book approaches the five-string banjo as a musical instrument freed from the prison of specific musical genres. Old-time music, clawhammer, bluegrass and many eclectic adaptations of the banjo are utilized to demonstrate a variety of musical styles. A number of the selections are in different tunings. All examples are written out in traditional and tablature notation.

Interaction Improvisation and Interplay in Jazz

Author: Robert Hodson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135869421
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazz Performance offers a new and exciting way to listen to and understand jazz. When describing a performance, most jazz writers focus on the improvised lines of the soloist and their underlying harmonic progressions. This approach overlooks the basic fact that when you listen to jazz, you almost never hear a single line, but rather a musical fabric woven by several musicians in real time. While it is often pragmatic to single out an individual solo line, it is important to remember that an improvised solo is but one thread in that fabric; and it is a thread supported by, responded to, and responsive of the parts being played by the other musicians in the group. Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazz Performance explores the process of player interaction in jazz, and the role this interaction plays in creating improvised music, including: jazz improvisation through theory and analysis musical roles, behaviours and relationships harmony, interaction and performance Interaction, Improvisation, and Interplay in Jazz Performance will appeal to students of jazz history, composition, and performance, as well as to the general jazz audience.