Improvising Jazz

Improvising Jazz

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by Jerry Coker
     
 

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Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher and noted jazz saxophonist, explains the major concepts of jazz, including blues, harmony, swing, and the characteristic chord progressions. An easy-to-follow self-teaching guide, Improvising Jazz contains practical exercises…  See more details below

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Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher and noted jazz saxophonist, explains the major concepts of jazz, including blues, harmony, swing, and the characteristic chord progressions. An easy-to-follow self-teaching guide, Improvising Jazz contains practical exercises and musical examples. Its step-by-step presentation shows the aspiring jazz improviser how to employ fundamental musical and theoretical tools, such as melody, rhythm, and superimposed chords, to develop an individual melodic style.

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ISBN-13:
9780134534985
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/13/1990

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Improvising Jazz 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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jeff_nc More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, but not for the Nook. The music notation is too small to read, and changing the text size doesn't help. Charts are unreadable and notation symbols like flat signs look like square boxes. Spend a little more and get this one on paper.
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This is the finest general introduction to playing jazz I've come across. The chapters about tertian superimposition and construction of melodies are particularly helpful. Even if you've been playing jazz for some time I recommend you look these chapters over.