If You Can Play Major Scales You Can Improvise!
First Steps to Jazz Improvisation can jump-start your journey into jazz by using the basics that all students and musicians already know - major scales. It is a method that can be understood easily by any student of music who has a desire to learn improvisation at any age.
By decoding the chord symbols of any song, the student, or musician, can create a comprehensive solo that he/she can be proud of.
First Steps to Jazz Improvisation breaks down the most commonly used musical harmonies into “three rules” using only major scales. With a step by step approach you will learn about chords, scales and how they relate. Easy exercises and play along music reinforce the ideas in this book and guide you into a cohesive solo.
Spiral bound the book easily lays flat on music stand. Free play-along music and audio examples are available online or can be downloaded to any device. Tracks are available for instuments in C (and bass clef), Bb and Eb. Scanable bar code (as well as URL) takes you right to the webpage with all available tracks.