Jazz improvisation Part 1 & 2

 

 

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Here's what you'll learn:

  • Tons of licks and vocabulary
  • How pros crystalize and simply theory
  • Create lines with beautiful contours and balance
  • Using goal notes to connect lines
  • Develop instincts that let your improvisations flow
  • The art of timing, pacing and solo Construction
  • Secrets pro use when playing the blues
  • How to always keep your place in the form
  • Most efficient ways to practice
  • Setting goals and time management
  • How to develop both perfect and relative pitch
  • How to really swing. Many pros don't get it
  • Using scales & arpeggios to create peaks and valleys
  • Instantly hear basic chord qualities

Jazz Improvisation Part 1 & 2 page- video link

  • Blackboard #1
  • Rhythm Section
  • Improv portals
  • More v less
  • articulation
  • 4 blues
  • Miles example

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- Twenty one (21) TV quality video lessons, over 250 minutes!

Clear insight by one of the most experienced jazz musicians, authors and educators in the world. A great teacher makes all the difference.

- Eighteen (18) TV quality video play along with one of the world's best rhythm sections

The closest you'll get to being right there with the best. Play along while experiencing astonishing film works and world-class sound.

  • Hundreds of music examples on improvisation techniques including: creating syncopation, line contours, using goal notes, timing and pacing, scale/arpeggio exercises and combinations, 2-measure phrasing, more v less concepts, riffs, release techniques, perfect pitch, relative pitch, classic jazz articulation, note choice effects, range effects, and much more.
  • On the blues; Hearing the changes, classic blues licks, best use of the flat 5 sound, mood changes using the shifting 3rd, creating lines, memorizing vocabulary and more. 
  • Classic patterns used by Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock and others
  • Carefully selected video and audio performances of the greatest of all time. Watch and listen without leaving your course.
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