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A Guide to Jazz Improvisation [Bb instruments]
Includes Online Audio

£16.99
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From the Publisher

A Guide To Jazz Improvisation by John LaPorta is an invaluable touchstone for every aspiring jazz musician. This method will help you develop a natural and intuitive approach to improvising. This method includes jazz theory with practical explanations and applications of the jazz language, rhythm training with exercises on CD, performance ear training, opportunities to improvise with a Berklee Jazz faculty band on CD.

Difficulty guide: 3-6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Contents

  • C Pentatonic Scale
  • Legato-Staccato
  • Study in Legato-Staccato
  • Swinging Eighth Notes
  • Five Note Scale Exercises
  • Jazz Staccato Quarter Notes
  • Jazz Staccato Study
  • Lester Young Half Notes Study
  • Mixed Articulation Study
  • Blues Notes
  • Blues Notes Studies
  • Evolving Rhythms
  • G Pentatonic Scale and Blues Notes
  • Smear
  • Five Tone Study in G
  • Use of Blues Notes
  • Evolving Rhythms & Melodies
  • Accents on Strong and Weak Beats
  • Rhythm Displacement (Anticipation)
  • F Pentatonic Scale and Blues Notes
  • F Pentatonic Study
  • F Blues Study
  • Combined Accents
  • Melodic Extension
  • Varied Accents

and much, much more.............

taken from the back of the book:

This method includes:

  • Jazz theory with practical explanations and applications of the jazz language
  • Rhythm training with interactive call and response exercises on CD
  • Performance ear training with play-along and improvisation exercises on CD
  • Opportunities to improvise with a Berklee Jazz faculty band on CD

'John LaPorta is a legend in the jazz community. A teacher of jazz improvisation for more than fifty years, his unique, straight-forward, and simple approach has become the standard by which other jazz improvisation methods are measured. This method will help you to develop a natural and intuitive approach to improvising. A Guide to Jazz Improvisation is an invaluable touchstone for every aspiring jazz musician. A long and impressive list of famous and successful musicians have learned to develop their own unique style based on LaPorta's approach.'

Item Details

Category: Clarinet Study Books
Publisher: Berklee Press
Publisher's reference: HL50449441
Our Stock Code: 945462
Media Type: Paperback; includes accompaniment Online Audio

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