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Difficulty guide: 6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Contents

taken from the preface:

'Improvisational Patterns: The Contemporary Era' is one of a continuing series of pattern books predicated on the belief that, while certain patterns seem to transcend eras and styles, the greater body of improvisational materials is of high specificity with regard to its time and place within the jazz continuum. The late 1950s saw a number of major new musical trends in jazz, among them the following: the first modal compositions (Milestones, So What, and others); George Russell's magnum opus 'The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organisation for Improvisation'............

For the jazz musician who would function successfully in the post-bebop or contemporary era, the understanding of many new concepts and the grasp of many different kinds of materials is absolutely mandatory.

Fourths, pentatonic scales, modal scales, vertical scales used modally, tone rows and set systems are all presented in this book. II V7 progressions realised in a contemporary fashion are exemplified in specially constructed patterns and in patterns culled from the playing of jazz giants of contemporary music. The materials are also presented in modal situations.

The musical calisthenics presented in the beginning of the book offer the wherewithal for gaining familiarity, digital skill, aural awareness, and mental ease with the raw materials of the language of contemporary jazz..........'

Item Details

Category: Getting Started and Improvisation
Publisher: Regis
Publisher's reference: JP014T
Our Stock Code: 921190
Media Type: Paperback