(Jazz Instruction). Whether you're a beginner, an amateur, a professional or a teacher, you will find this book an excellent means of continuing your musical journey. This is a step-by-step guide to help you develop essential skills for improvisation. The concepts presented are first demonstrated over the 12-bar blues progression; in later chapters, the ideas are realized over rhythm changes and in original compisitions based on the chord progressions of jazz standards. Topics include: scales and modes * chords and riffs * transposition * musical quotation * phrasing and articulation.