Scales for Jazz Improvisation

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

Pentatonic and Hexatonic Scales in Jazz Improvisation

Author: Jason Lyon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781490442624
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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)

First Steps to Jazz Improvisation

Author: Allan Meyerson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991166114
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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FIRST STEPS TO JAZZ IMPROVISATION breaks down the most commonly used musical harmonies into ?three rules? using only major scales. With a step by step approach you will learn about chords, scales and how they relate. Easy exercises and play along music reinforce the ideas in this book and guide you into a cohesive solo.

Jazz Scales

Author: Sean Vigneau-Britt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976515309
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Scales, chords, and exercises to help improve jazz improvisation and theory. This book is designed for students who know how to read music and want to improve their knowledge of jazz technique and theory. FAQ: What scales does this book include? All seven modal scales, five of the seven melodic minor modal scales, all whole tone scales, diminished scales, pentatonic and blues scales. Transcribed in every key! The full list is: Lydian, Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Locrian, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, Ascending Melodic Minor, Half Diminished, Altered Dominant, Whole Tone, Diminished (Whole Step-Half Step and Half Step-Whole Step), Pentatonic and Blues Scales. Just the scales? Absolutely not! Each scale family includes exercises for practicing the melodies and harmonies produced by that scale. Are there exercises for each scale? Each exercise is written in one key, e.g. F Lydian, C Ionian, etc. You are strongly encouraged to learn the exercises in every key, but transcribing them in every key would require a book forty times longer! I know how to read music, but I'm new to jazz. Is this a good book for me? This is the perfect book for you! The essential melodic and harmonic tools for jazz improvisation are all here. This is a great way to increase your knowledge of jazz improvisation and theory. I am completely new to music. Is this a good book for me? Unfortunately, you need to know how to read music before using this book. Please come back to it when you know the basics and are ready to begin playing jazz!

The Jazz Piano Book

Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101440
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.

The Big Book of Jazz Piano Improvisation

Author: Noah Baerman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739031711
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Vital concepts and topics of jazz piano improvisation are thoroughly presented in this outstanding book & CD by master performer and educator, Noah Baerman. Organized into three main categories----scales, modes and other source material; practical application; and conceptual issues----Baerman's approach develops the skills you need to channel your improvisational impulses into amazing solos. Complex subjects such as patterns, rhythmic variety, melodic contour, guide tones, locked hands and rhythmic displacement are easy and enjoyable to learn. No jazz pianist's library is complete without the Big Book of Jazz Piano Improvisation. 144 pages.

Patterns for Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769230177
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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).