Creative jazz improvisation

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Prentice Hall, 1989 - Music - 292 pages
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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. Applicable to any instrument-or a classroom of varied instruments-this book is for jazz students and professionals at all levels of proficiency.

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Contents

chapter
4
chapter
16
chapter 3
28
The HV7I Progression
43
chapter 5
67
chapter 6
84
RHYTHM HARMOMC STRUCTURES AYD FORM
100
The Blues Scale Blues Form and Chord Substitutions
105
chapter 14
189
chapter 15
204
Improvising on Jazz Compositions That Contain HalfDiminished 7th
210
chapter 16
218
PENTATONIC SCALES AND INTERVALLIC IMPROVISATION
232
Improvising on Minor Pentatonic Scales
238
Improvising on Jazz Compositions Using Pentatonic Scales
244
chapter 18
255

chapter 9
131
chapter 10
146
chapter 11
162
Improvising on Diminished Modes
169
chapter 13
179
chapter 19
271
Improvising on Jazz Compositions Using Chromatic Intervals
278
Appendix
288
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About the author (1989)

Hugh Barr and Ivan Koppel, both University of Westminster, School of Integrated Health, London, UK

Scott Reeves, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Marilyn Hammick, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Della Freeth, City University, London, UK


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