From the PublisherThis definitive book is designed for the intermediate saxophonist looking for an introduction to the world of jazz. Renowned jazz saxophonist Ollie Weston introduces key concepts step by step, explaining clearly and simply throughout, with the minimum of musical jargon. Improvisation is featured from the very beginning, with authentic live jazz trio recordings on the accompanying CD for you to play along with. Key subjects covered include: modes, swing playing, melodic development, the 2-5-1 progression, jazz blues progressions, pentatonic scales, jazz chord extensions, stylistic development, unique sax sounds and many more.
This definitive book provides a comprehensive guide for the intermediate saxophonist looking for an introduction to the world of jazz. Exploring Jazz Saxophone is packed full of tunes and exercises to improve your technique, improvising skills, score reading, musical creativity, and understanding of music theory. Author, and renowned jazz saxophonist, Ollie Weston guides you through the history of jazz, covering the key styles of, influential saxophonists and jazz innovators, and explains essential musical concepts with the minimum of jargon.
- The Blues
- Chord Types
- Major modes
- II-V-1 progression
- Song forms and turnarounds
Exploring Jazz Saxophone provides clear guidance and concise explanations of harmonic and theoretical concepts, with demo solos and authentic live jazz trio recordings on the accompanying CD for you to play along with. The CD contains 15 play-along tracks in audio format, which can be played on a normal CD player. There are also45 mp3 files with full versions of the pieces, as well as further exercises and demos, which can be listened to on a computer or mp3 player.