Creative Jazz Improvisation

ISBN-10: 0131776398

ISBN-13: 9780131776395

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Scott D. Reeves
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $128.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 320
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Preface
The Art Of Improvisation
Practicing Jazz, Constructing Solos, Playing with Other Musicians, Creative Improvisation, Performance Anxiety, and Teaching Jazz
Practicing Jazz
Constructing Solos and Playing with Other Musicians
Creative Improvisation and Kenny Wernerrsquo;s ldquo;Effortless Masteryrdquo;
Performance Anxiety
How to Teach Jazz Improvisation
Essential Listening: Major Innovators, Important Contributors, and Women in Jazz
Major Innovators Who Changed the Direction of Jazz
Important Jazz Contributors
Women In Jazz
Rhythm
Gaining Facility with Rhythm
Listening to Rhythms in Jazz Compositions
Max Roachrsquo;s Improvised Solo on ldquo;Blue Sevenrdquo;
Diatonic Chords and the Modes in the Major Scale
Major Scales and Major 7th Chords
Theory/Ear Exercises
Gaining Facility with Major Scales and Major 7th Chords
Improvising on Jazz Compositions Based on Major 7th Chords
Louis Armstrongrsquo;s Improvised Solo on ldquo;Hotter Than Thatrdquo;
Mixolydian and Bebop 7th Scales, and Dominant 7th Chords
Theory/Ear Exercises
Gaining Facility with Mixolydian and Bebop 7th Scales, and Dominant 7th Chords
Improvising on Jazz Compositions Based on Dominant 7th Chords
Lester Youngrsquo;s Improvised Solo on ldquo;Lester Leaps Inrdquo;
Dorian Scales and Minor 7th Chords
Theory/Ear Exercises
Gaining Facility with Dorian Scales and Minor 7th Chords
Improvising on Jazz Compositions Based on Minor 7th Chords
Miles Davisrsquo;s Improvised Solo on ldquo;So
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