Creative Jazz Improvisation


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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.

Creative Jazz Improvisation 2000, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780130889751

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Creative Jazz Improvisation 1995, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780133032802

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Creative Jazz Improvisation 1988, Prentice Hall

ISBN-13: 9780131896710

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