Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Jazz Improvisation E-Book. Exercise #1 (Jazz Piano)

Embellishing basic triads and seventh chords is the foundation for all Bebop and modern jazz playing.   In this new series of 10-part lessons we will look at basic/advanced chromatic embellishment of these chords.  Dedicated practice of these exercises will greatly improve your ability to hear and improvise creative melodies.

Over the next couple of weeks we will cover the following topics in jazz improvisation.

1) Ascending Chromatic Embellishment
2) Descending Chromatic Embellishment
3) Ascending Chromatic ii-V
4) Descending Chromatic ii-V
5) Cycle Practice
6) The Jazz Blues Form
7) Ascending Chromatic over Jazz Blues
8) Descending Chromatic over Jazz Blues
9) Non-Root Chromatics
10) Endless Eighth Notes

Part one of these jazz lessons can be viewed below.  A preview of the lesson is available HERE (via Scribd.com).  To purchase and download the complete 10-part jazz lesson click here or click the appropriate "add to cart button" on the Sheet Music Downloads sidebar.

I hope you enjoy playing through the exercises over the next couple of weeks.  As always, let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below or on the YouTube page.  Thanks for watching!

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