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Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation

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Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation features professional jazz artist Dave Frank leading the viewer through a variety of tips that will allow a musician to begin playing music that has not been pre-planned. These tips will help any musician regardless of the instrument.
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Overview

Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation features professional jazz artist Dave Frank leading the viewer through a variety of tips that will allow a musician to begin playing music that has not been pre-planned. These tips will help any musician regardless of the instrument.
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Hosted by Berklee College of Music professor Dave Frank, this hour-long DVD outlines a unique step-by-step series of practice points designed as a window to the wonders of musical improvisation. Whether you're a traditionally trained musician looking to break free from written music, an improviser looking to expand your creativity, or a music teacher looking for a way to begin teaching improvisation, Breakthrough to Improv will help unearth the infinite flow of music within. Includes booklet with musical examples and further instruction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/20/2002
  • UPC: 073999202663
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Hal Leonard
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 40,058

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Michael Frank Instructor
Wynton McCurdy
Technical Credits
John Amaral Producer
David M. Frank Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Preperation for Improv: Introduction [:32]
3. The Blues Progression [2:17]
5. The Blues Scale [1:23]
9. Repeating/Alternating Riffs [3:00]
12. Free Placement of Riffs [1:11]
14. Preperation for Improv: Improvising with Quarter Note Riffs [:54]
16. Improvising Swing Eighth Note Riffs [:57]
20. Extending the Eighth Note Melodic Line [1:32]
23. Combining Short Riffs and Long Melodic Lines [:53]
25. The Question-Answer Approach [1:51]
30. Adding Eighth Note Triplets [1:00]
34. Creating Double-Time Sixteenth Note Melodic Lines [1:07]
36. Review & Basic Guidelines for Improvisation [1:49]
37. Putting it All Together-Dave Plays [1:35]
4. Demonstration Points: The Blues Progression [1:30]
6. The Blues Scale [:25]
7. The Blues Scale in Quarter Notes [1:40]
8. Blues Scale Demo (Wynton) [:46]
10. Repeating One Riff Over Chords [1:38]
11. Alternating Two Riffs [:57]
13. Free Placement of Two Riffs (Wynton) [1:55]
15. Improvising Quarter Note Riffs [1:31]
17. Classical vs. Swing Eighth Notes [1:48]
18. Improvising With Swing Eighth Notes [1:34]
19. Improvising With Swing Eighth Notes (Wynton) [:34]
21. "Feelling in Fours" [:48]
22. "Feeling in Fours" (Wynton) [1:36]
24. Combining Riffs and Long Melodic Lines [1:40]
26. Phrase Imitation: Shape [1:49]
27. Phrase Imitation: Rhythm [:40]
28. The Conversational Approach (Dave & Wynton) [:51]
29. The Conversational Approach (Dave) [:59]
31. Incorporating Eighth Note Triplets [1:18]
34. Short Triplet Lines [1:14]
35. Long Triplet Lines [1:33]
36. Double-Time Sixteenth Note Lines [4:49]
37. Play Along With Dave [1:15]
38. Dave Plays [2:32]
39. Loops [3:40]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Chapters
         The Blues Progression
         Accompaniment Section
         Play Along With Dave: The Blues Progression
         Play Along With Dave: Accompaniment Section
         Dave Plays
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