Patterns for Jazz A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457494078
Format: PDF
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Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales -- from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

Patterns for Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769230177
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

Patterns for Improvisation

Author: Oliver Nelson
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562243043
Format: PDF
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One of the world's most popular patterns books, many jazz greats have fond memories of practicing from this great resource! It features an exhaustive collection of improvisational jazz patterns in various meters and feels. Comments and suggestions are included by the author---a legendary composer, arranger, conductor, and instrumentalist. This is a very popular book because it helps spell out some of the basic building blocks of the jazz language. It is regarded by many jazz teachers as one of the essential texts for their students.

The Jazz Language A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation

Author: Dan Haerle
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457494086
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text presents all of the materials commonly used by the jazz musician in a logical order dictated both by complexity and need. The book is not intended to be either an arranging or improvisation text, but a pedagogical reference providing the information musicians need to pursue any activity they wish.

Improvising Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451602707
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Elements of the Jazz Language for the Developing Improvisor

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9781576238752
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive book on jazz analysis and improvisation. Elements used in jazz improvisation are isolated for study: they are examined in recorded solos, suggestions are made for using each element in the jazz language, and specific exercises are provided for practicing the element.

Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns

Author: Yusef A. Lateef
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562242947
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This iconic 282 page spiral-bound book, with a wealth of patterns, licks, and ideas, has been popular among jazz players for a long time. Page after page of material, it is often referred to as a jazz version of Slominski's classic book The Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns.

Jerry Coker s Complete Method for Improvisation

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769218564
Format: PDF
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This uniquely organized method devotes a thorough chapter to each of the prevailing tune-types of jazz---standard, bebop, modal, blues, contemporary, ballad and free form---listing and discussing their characteristics and illustrating approaches to understanding and performing each type of tune. Includes CD.

Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Author: Ramon Ricker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457494109
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Author: Dan Haerle
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 145749406X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Haerle presents the scales used in improvisation and explains applications. Scales shown in all keys and treble and bass clefs include blues, ionian, dorian, phrygian, locrian as well as whole tone, chromatic, augmented and many more. Great aid to memorizing.