DescriptionA 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.
The Lobster Theory is a groundbreaking new approach to learning the language of jazz. It’s a book of musical concepts brought to life through the use of clever analogies, illustrated by New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Mick Stevens. Foreword by Jeff Coffin.Through eighteen chapters, this educational book shares fresh, creative approaches to the following topics:• Practicing (Lifting Weights)• Ear training (The School Bell) • Harmonic awareness (Ketchup on a Brownie)• Phrasing like a pro (The Bus)• The importance of chord study (Polishing the Silver)• Common tones (Dual Citizen Notes)• Keeping your solos fresh and spontaneous (The Lobster Theory)• Hearing in harmonic context (Harmonic GPS)• Pacing your solo (The Waiter)• How to memorize major scales & key signatures (Alligators, Elephants & Clowns)• Using chord substitutions (Harmonic Turn Signals)• Infusing your notes with life and energy (The Bobber Theory)• Using taste to differentiate the sounds of chords (Apple Chords - includes spellings for the 60 most common seventh chords)• Two great ways to sequence a musical idea (The Snake)• Connecting with your listener (Tasting Harmony)• Organizing your musical furnishings (The Music House)• Scale note selection (The Kid and the Cupcake)• Transformative practice strategies (Running with the Pro Dogs)Notated musical examples, jazz etude excerpts, educational chord graphs and charts are featured throughout the book to further illustrate and teach the musical concepts.What Greg Fishman has accomplished in this book is to explain, and then show – through the use of awesome drawings and complete musical examples – different concepts and ideas that are essential to our development as musicians. The Lobster Theory is a really fun read and I enjoy Greg’s sense of humor and wit. The ideas he presents here are effective, long lasting and inviting for students and educators alike. – Jeff Coffin
Jazz ImprovisationEine umfassende Methode fur alle InstrumenteNombre de pages :160
The Giants of Jazz series is designed to provide a method for studying, analyzing, imitating and assimilating the idiosyncratic and general facets of the styles of various jazz giants. The Rollins book provides many transcriptions, plus discography, biographical data, style traits, genealogy, and bibliography.
A Musical and Historical PerspectiveThe Giants of Jazz series is designed to provide a method for studying, analyzing, imitating and assimilating the idiosyncratic and general facets of the styles of various jazz giants. The Brown book provides many transcriptions, plus discography, biographical data, list of innovations, genealogy, bibliography and comments.
A Musical and Historical PerspectiveThe Giants of Jazz series is designed to provide a method for studying, analyzing, imitating and assimilating the idiosyncratic and general facets of the styles of various jazz giants. The Coltrane book provides many transcriptions, plus discography, biographical data, style traits, genealogy, and bibliography.
Contrast and Continuity In Jazz ImprovisationA Diatonic and Multi-Colored ApproachWhile nearly all great solos contain a delicate balance of contrast and continuity in the broader sense, (rhythm, range, harmonic interest & variation, dynamics, pacing, etc) this concept illustrates the way towards creating a diatonic, multi-colored and contemporary language for jazz improvisation.Nombre de pages :220
Jerry Coker´s Creative Nudge is an HGH (human growth harmone) for jazz musicians - only legal and void of dangerous side effects. It is an improviser´s steroid that stimulates artistic growth by refocusing energy into specific areas of study and practice. Coker speaks candidly to all jazz musicians - from beginners to advanced players - in a manner that is structured, but not pedantic; conversational, yet impassioned. Its 63 pages contain wisdom gleaned by a life dedicated to and enriched by jazz improvisation.-- Steve Crews, master Jazz Pianist and member of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz QuartetI´m all of one chapter into this pamphlet and am blown away by the positive nature of Coker´s outlook. I am so glad I bought this and cannot put it down!-- Rick Schrenker, Jamey Aebersold Jazz customer from MassachussettsI love your new book! I just read it and really identified with much of the book - particularly melodies and tunes in my head all day & night. I have also always felt that the pinnacle of playing is not a performance but the practicing. I get a lot more pleasure practicing that I do performing - often because it´s my escape into a world all my own and my performances don´t compare to what I play at home. I also loved the aesthetics chapter and couldn´t agree more. You really brightened up my world! Your teaching guidelines mirror your love of teaching and should be guidelines for all of us! You continue to inspire!-- Rick Simerly, jazz trombonist and Summer Jazz Workshops faculty memberExplores the hows, whats, and whys of practice, performance, technique, and musicianship. Sometimes, it only takes a nudge to move your playing to the next level. 6x9 paperback.Why do musicians choose Jazz Improvisation as an outlet for creativity? Why are we creating this music and who are we creating it for? All you need is a little information.Master Jazz Educator Jerry Coker has put together this wonderfully structured text summarizing several important topics regarding Jazz and Jazz Improvisation; giving us all that much needed nudge.Features:Jazz Study PreparationAchieving Maximum ResultsVehicle/Tune-TypesInstrumental Techniques and ToneScales and Keyboard ActivitiesListening and Ear TrainingTeaching JazzRepertoireand Much More!
Jazz Theory Resources is a jazz theory text in two volumes. Volume I (00030458, $39.95) includes: review of basic theory, rhythm in jazz performance, basic tonal materials, triadic generalization, diatonic harmonic progressions and harmonic analysis, substitutions and turnarounds, common melodic outlines, and an overview of voicings. Volume II (00030459, $29.95) includes: modes and modal frameworks, quartal harmony, other scales and colors, extended tertian structures and triadic superimposition, pentatonic applications, coloring ´´outside” the lines and beyond, analysis, and expanding harmonic vocabulary. Appendices on chord/scale relationships, elaborations of static harmony, endings, composing tips and theory applications are also included.