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This well-organized book combines 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.Chapter topics include how to practice, creatively improvise, and teach improvisation; major innovators; important contributors; women in jazz; chord substitutions; scales; and form. Each chapter also contains theory and ear exercises.Applicable to any instrumentor a classroom of varied instrumentsthis book is for jazz students and professionals at all levels of proficiency.
Table of Contents
About the Author
PART 1: THE ART OF IMPROVISATION
Practicing Jazz, Constructing Solos, Playing with Other Musicians, Creative Improvisation, Performance Anxiety, and Teaching Jazz
Constructing Solos and Playing with Other Musicians
Creative Improvisation and Kenny Werner's ``Effortless Mastery''