This book/CD pack explores the styles of Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Bud Powell and others for a comprehensive guide to jazz improvisation. Topics include: scale choices, chord analysis, phrasing, memorization, transposition of solos, melodies, harmonic progressions, and much more. The CD includes 99 tracks for play-along and demonstration.
- Includes Guitar TAB
- 80 pages
- Size: 12" x 9"
- Composer: Dave Pozzi
- ISBN: 793571324
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Comments about Hal Leonard An Approach To Jazz Improvisation (Book/CD):
The book begins with a review of the diatonic chords built from major and melodic/harmonic minors. It is then organized as reviews of the different chord categories, and a review of the scale choices that work with them. It provides samples of leads over those chords and help analyzing how those leads were chosen. I'd recommend having a good background in the theory regarding the diatonic chords and their relative modes, and THEN utilizing this as a more in depth practice guide. I would not recommend it as an introductory guide but consider it a valuable resource for intermediate players with good background in theory.