A Few Useful Ideas for Playing Jazz on the Saxophone
This is not an attempt to make you into a jazz musician (whatever that is). There are patterns that I have found useful to know as I have listened to jazz and tried my hand at playing in a jazz ensemble. Inevitably this involves improvisation, and a basic understanding and fluency with some of the frequently used patterns will help you to gain confidence. Real stylistic playing will only come from experience with good musicians and plenty of listening to music. This is just intended to help you make a start on that path.
The booklet includes chord patterns (including an explanation of accompanying chord symbols) and major and minor blues scales in all keys.
P1 – Chord exercises in D and C major, P2 – Chord exercises in D, G, C, F and B flat major, with varying articulations and including chord symbols for each bar, P3 - 5 – Major and minor blues scales in all keys
A Few Useful Ideas for Playing Jazz on the Clarinet
This booklet is not an attempt to make you into a jazz musician (whatever that is). They are patterns that I have found useful to know as I have listened to jazz and tried my hand at playing in a...
A Progressive Approach to Major & Minor Scales & Arpeggios for Flute
This booklet takes you through scales and arpeggios in every key in the order that we traditionally regard as ‘easiest’ to most ‘difficult’. You can argue about whether keys with fewer sharps and...