Jazz Improvisation focuses on the communicative and technical aspects of improvisation and makes an excellent resource for both pros and aspiring improvisers. Assimilate and execute chord progressions, substitutions, turn arounds and construct a melody and jazz chorus.
Leadership Jazz - Revised Edition:The Essential Elements of a Great Leader Max De Pree
DescriptionInspired by Charles-Louis Hanon´s The Virtuoso Pianist — the essential technical method for any classical player — these new volumes present a modern-day equivalent for the musician seeking to play the key piano styles of the 20th century. Each book develops basic technique and true facility in each genre through authentic, progressive exercises and etudes. The music in these books is fun to play for pianists at every level, building the necessary skills in each style while providing extensive musical and stylistic insight.
This book should be seen as a method to help the artist to develop his or her own way when trying to improvise chromatically. Through the concepts and examples offered, the improvisor should be able to use this material alongside already familiar tonal ideas. Specifically, the book serves as a guide for organizing chromaticism into a coherent musical statement meant to satisfy both the intellectual and emotional needs of artistic creation. The reader will be introduced to more than one way of conceiving chromatic lines and harmonies. There is nothing theoretically complex or new in the text, it is the organization of the material as well as many musical examples and transcriptions (Bach, Scriabin, Coltrane, Shorter, Hancock, Beirach, Liebman a.o.) which should serve to inspire musicians to expand their usual diatonic vocabulary. This book also provides insight into the style of playing that David Liebman is known for. In addition the book contains 100 assorted solo lines and 100 chord voicings. More from David Liebman at his homepage.
Self-Portrait of a Jazz ArtistMusical Thoughts and RealitiesCompletely revised and enlarged ?96 edition.David Liebman is a world reknown soprano saxophonist, widely respected both as an artist and educator. He has recorded over 100 albums, many as a leader featuring nearly 150 original compositions. As a sideman, Liebman has toured and recorded with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin among others.Nombre de pages :216
Revised edition (english / deutsch)Alle Instrumente186 SeitenComparable to a course, the reader will be guided step by step from the grassroots to more advanced and complex ways of writing. Here, it is not intended to simply float some apodictic rules that lack proper explanation. On the contrary, the explanations given will cover the questions time and again asked by students as well as the issues arising when working in an artistic situation. Through refined verbalization and a vast number of musical examples this book should contribute to a clear understanding of these guidelines, and foster the student’s ability to realize the issues when arranging.Text: english / deutsch
A self-study text (newly revised with CD), presenting the most common jazz rhythms in order of increasing complexity in a series of short exercises and duets. The CD provides examples of performance and a professional rhythm section to play with. Great especially for those trained in classical music. Five compatible editions.