Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

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

Jazz Scales for Guitar

Author: COREY CHRISTIANSEN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610657063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book will teach guitarists how to construct and play the scales and modes used in jazz improvisation. Through the study of these scales, students will expand their musical vocabulary for jazz improvisation. Scales are presented in standard notation, tab, linear diagrams showing the scales intervallic makeup, and fingering patterns. Recordings of the chord progressions and etudes are provided so the student can hear how these scales may be used in real life situations.

Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Author: Dan Haerle
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 145749406X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Pentatonic and Hexatonic Scales in Jazz Improvisation

Author: Jason Lyon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781490442624
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pentatonic and hexatonic scales are a staple of the modern jazz sound from the 1960s onwards. If you're interested in exploring what goes into this beautiful modernist sound, read on. And understanding the way these structures work will also add an extra level to the way you play when you aren't splanking it out like McCoy or Chick. This book gives detailed exploration of the six most used pentatonic scales, what to play on every chord type, pentatonics on II-V-Is, variations on II-V-Is and reharmonisations, outside and parallel pentatonics, partial pentatonics, pentatonics with passing notes, keeping modal form, all about groove, traditional hexatonics, hexatonics from triad pairs, the whole-tone family of six, modalisation, fragmentation and outside playing with hexatonics, practice suggestions, example solos, appendices, exercises, pentatonic licks from the jazz repertoire, the "avoid" note, listening, suggested tunes. (152 pages)

Creative Jazz Improvisation

Author: Scott D. Reeves
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Designed for professionals and students alike, the material contained in this comprehensive volume can be applied to any instrument as well as classes or ensembles of varied instrumentation. In "Creative Jazz Improvisation," readers will find: Detailed information on how to practice, how to improvise in a creative way, and how to teach jazz improvisation A complete explanation of all aspects of jazz theory and forms Practice materials designed to help the reader gain facility with the jazz vocabulary and develop his or her ear Keyboard, ear-training, and theory exercises Lists of important jazz compositions, indexed to the popular Aebersold play-along recordings Eighteen transcriptions of solos by master jazz artists-- analyzed, transposed, and edited for all instruments The third edition expands on previous editions by adding: A new chapter, "Whom to Listen To," which lists major innovators, important contributors, and women in jazz Considerable expansion of the chapter on "Rhythm" and the section on "Creative Jazz Improvisation" New transcriptions of solos by Max Roach, Miles Davis, and Bill Evans Inspirational quotations by jazz masters, designed to motivate the student and give insight into the workings of the creative mind Author/trombonist/composer Scott Reeves draws on over twenty-one years of experience teaching at institutions such as the City College of New York, the University of Southern Maine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Memphis State University, and Western Washington University to create a book that covers all aspects of jazzimprovisation without superfluous information. Students and teachers alike will appreciate its accessible, well-organized approach to a complex subject.

A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano Improvisation

Author: Dominic Alldis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476840695
Format: PDF, Kindle
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(Keyboard Instruction). This keyboard instruction book is designed for the person who was trained classically but wants to expand into the very exciting yet very different world of jazz improvisation. Author Dominic Alldis provides clear explanations and musical examples of: pentatonic improvisation; the blues; rock piano; rhythmic placement; scale theory; major, minor and pentatonic scale theory applications; melodic syntax; the language of bebop; left-hand accompaniment; walking bass lines; thematic development; performance tips; and more.

Jazz Improvisation Revised

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457426094
Format: PDF, 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.

Materials and Concepts in Jazz Improvisation

Author: Kurt Johann Ellenberger
Publisher: Assayer Publishing
ISBN: 0970981139
Format: PDF
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Materials and Concepts in Jazz Improvisation is a comprehensive and concise compilation of the various harmonic and melodic devices used by jazz musicians. It attempts to deal with these materials, (and later, the concepts), in a manner that allows for the greatest possible freedom and flexibility without resorting to mere "licks." The text presents the student and teacher with a conceptual framework that explains "why" as well as "how." It can be used by musicians at any stage of development, but it does assume a rudimentary grounding in music theory. For students and teachers of jazz at any level, it provides a linear perspective on improvisation and harmony from the simplest to the most advanced concepts; it can also function as a reference text for anyone involved in jazz at any level from hobbyist to professional, providing quick and easy descriptions and definitions of the musical materials found in jazz. It can be used for individual study, in classroom settings (jazz theory, jazz improvisation, or jazz pedagogy), in private lessons, or simply as a resource volume.

Pentatonic Improvisation Modern Pentatonic Ideas for Guitarists of All Styles Book CD

Author: Erik Halbig
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739037652
Format: PDF, Docs
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This unique and creative approach to improvising with the pentatonic scale will take guitar players' soloing skills to a new level. Designed to spark a modern, dynamic fire under improvising chops, Pentatonic Improvisation may change your definition of "pentatonic" forever! A CD demonstrating all the examples in the book is included.