Exploring Jazz Trumpet: An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation

Exploring Jazz Trumpet: An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation

Mixed media product The Schott Pop Styles Series

By (author) Ollie Weston, Illustrated by Adam Hay

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  • Publisher: Schott Music Ltd
  • Format: Mixed media product | 204 pages
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 302mm x 12mm | 880g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847610854
  • ISBN 13: 9781847610850
  • Illustrations note: ports
  • Sales rank: 393,437

Product description

(Brass). This book provides a comprehensive guide to jazz trumpet. Each chapter contains tunes and exercises that will improve your playing in all areas your technique, reading, creativity, improvisation and theory will all benefit as you gain an understanding of the history of jazz and of its innovators. Author Ollie Weston introduces you to the language of jazz and then goes on to focus on musical and theoretical concepts. Key techniques and styles explained include blues, bebop, chord types, funk, pentatonics, Latin, II-V-I progression, modal, and song forms and turnarounds. The book covers clear and concise guidance thrugh harmonic and theoretical concepts, with demo solos played by editor Mark Armstrong and outstanding backing tracks on the accompanying CD.

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Table of contents

Contents - Introduction: Starting out - What is Jazz? - Improvisation - The Saxophone in Jazz - Notation - Chapter Content - Sample Solos - Backing Tracks - Practice - Chapter 1: The Blues - Chapter 2: The Major Seventh Chord - Chapter 3: The Minor Seventh Chord - Chapter 4: The Seventh Chord - Chapter 5: Putting It Together - Chapter 6: Modes of the Major Scale - Chapter 7: The II-V-I Progression - Chapter 8: The Minor II-V-I - Chapter 9: Songs and Standards - Chapter 10: Bebop - Chapter 11: Style Workout - Conclusion - History and Learning - Selected Biographies - Index - Track Listings