Creative Jazz Improvisation

Creative Jazz Improvisation

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For courses in Jazz Improvisation. This well-organized text integrates all of the techniques that jazz musicians practice into a comprehensive whole. It covers practice patterns and scales in all keys and tempos, transcribing solos of master improvisers, learning the jazz repertoire, and playing with other musicians. Applicable to any instrument-or a classroom of varied instruments-the material in this book will be beneficial to students and professionals at all levels of more

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  • Spiral bound | 336 pages
  • 228.6 x 281.9 x 25.4mm | 707.62g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 013088975X
  • 9780130889751

Table of contents

I. THE ART OF IMPROVISATION. 1. How to Practice, Creatively Improvise, and Teach Jazz Improvisation. 2. Whom to Listen to. 3. Rhythm. II. DIATONIC CHORDS AND THE MODES IN THE MAJOR SCALE. 4. Major Scales and Major 7th Chords. 5. Mixolydian and the Bebop 7th Scales, and Dominant 7th Chords. 6. Dorian Scales and Minor 7th Chords. 7. The ii-V-I Progression. 8. Locrian and Aeolian Scales, and Minor iiA A 7-V7-i Progressions. 9. Lydian and Phrygian Scales, Major 7th b5 Chords. III. CHORD SUBSTITUTIONS, HARMONIC STRUCTURES, AND FORMS. 10. The Blues Scale, the Blues Form, and Chord Substitutions. 11. Sectional Forms and Rhythm Changes. 12. Harmonic Structures and Coltrane Substitutions. 13. Free Forms. IV. ALTERED CHORDS, DIMINISHED MODES, WHOLE-TONE AND HARMONIC MINOR SCALES, AND MELODIC MINOR MODES. 14. Diminished Scales, Diminished and Altered Dominant 7th Chords. 15. Whole-Tone Scales and Augmented Chords. 16. Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales, Minor (Major 7th) Chords. 17. Locrian #2 and Diminished/Whole-Tone Scales, and Minor iiA A 7-V7-i Progressions. 18. Lydian Augmented and Lydian Dominant Scales, and Major 7 #5 and Dominant 9 #11 Chords. V. PENTATONIC SCALES AND INTERVALLIC IMPROVISATION. 19. Pentatonic Scales. 20. Four-Note Groupings Derived from Pentatonic Scales. 21. Intervallic Improvisation. more

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