HOW TO PLAY JAZZ AND IMPROVISE PLAY-ALONG [DOWNLOAD]
Revised Sixth Edition
Edition: PDF and Online Audio
Publisher: Jamey Aebersold Jazz
Easy to understand and inspiring for all musicians wishing to explore the secrets of jazz improv. Online audio includes blues in Bb and F, four dorian minor tracks, four-measure cadences, cycle of dominants, 24-measure song, II/V7 in all keys. Book includes transposed parts for all instruments. The online audio includes Jamey playing exercises from the book. Hear the master clinician show you exactly how it's done!
On the first page of the pdf you will be provided with an access code for the online audio.
Rhythm Section: Jamey Aebersold (p); Rufus Reid (b); Jonathan Higgins (d)
NOTE FROM JAMEY:
When I first heard "So What" on the Kind of Blue record I didn’t think anything was happening because I was used to hearing changes flying by and this seemed so tame by comparison. I quickly fell in love with Kind of Blue and of course we at IU started experimenting with modal tunes and trying to keep our place in those many 8 bar phrases that seemed at times to make me feel like I was in the middle of a desert and couldn’t see for the life of me the beginning of the next 8 bar phrase. When I began teaching privately for the first time in Seymour, Indiana I had a girl flute student who really had a great sound. One day I asked her to improvise on a D- dorian scale and off she went. I could tell she was playing what she heard in her mind and I was so surprised. It really sounded natural. So, I asked other students to play on a dorian scale and they did fine. That’s how I got started teaching improv. I think others at the time were using the blues as a vehicle but the students I was working with knew nothing about the blues but they could keep their place in the 4 and 8 bar phrases so I went ahead later and used that modal approach on my Volume 1 play-a-long ... and the rest is history.
Note: Guitar edition now available, catalog number V01G.
12 Blues Scales
Time and Feel
Related Scales and Modes
Patterns and Licks
Dominant 7th Tree of Scale Choices