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.

Jazz Improvisation Basics

Author: DeMarius Jackson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781726268561
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book was written to answer the question of how to use pentatonic scales (five note scales) over three main tonalities: Major, Minor, and Dominant. It includes specific pentatonic scales to use over a variety of chords and pentatonic scale exercises. It also gives practical instruction on how to use the pentatonic scale of a ii - V - I chord progression.

Pentatonic and Hexatonic Scales in Jazz Improvisation

Author: Jason Lyon
ISBN: 9781490442624
Format: PDF, ePub
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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)

Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation

Author: David Baker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457427015
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Scales for Jazz Improvisation

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

Introducing Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Guitar

Author: JazzGuitarMaster Media
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329087879
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introducing Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Guitar explores the use of major and minor pentatonic scales. This book covers following arguments: • Pentatonic scale construction • Major and Minor pentatonic analysis and modes • How to study pentatonic scales: positions, scale patterns, melodic patterns, unusual positions for tapping, legatos, sweep and economic picking • Improvisation licks: mixing major scale and related major pentatonic scales, most common improvisation approaches Main goal of this book is developing a real melodic approach to pentatonic usage starting from most basic material to intermediate improvisation techniques.

Beyond Pentatonics

Author: Graham Tippett
Publisher: Graham Tippett
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A lot of students ask me how they can take their improvisation skills to the next level and move beyond pentatonic scales and into modes and arpeggios. My response is to tell them not to abandon pentatonic scales in favor of modes and other soloing devices, but to use them as a springboard and a solid foundation from which to expand their harmonic awareness. If you play rock, blues and even jazz, you’ll be using pentatonic scales for the rest of your life, so there’s no need to discard them! In this book, we’ll be using the much-loved minor pentatonic scale as the basis for learning and having a quick way to access the modes of the major scale, as well as the basic seventh chord arpeggios. This means that when you go to improvise, you'll have a vast array of options with which to go beyond pentatonic soloing. Work through this book daily and I guarantee you a smooth and painless transition from pentatonics to incorporating modes and arpeggios into your playing.

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

Author: Erik Halbig
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739037652
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Jazz Scales for Guitar

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610657063
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.