Learn to improvise the blues in jazz, Latin, fusion, rock and funk styles – in all keys! – with step-by-step instructions, practice tips, and play-along audio. Even if you are a complete beginner, this easy-to-understand guide will get you improvising in no time! You'll learn how to: create killer solos using the hundreds of great licks included; get the sound of the blues under your fingers and in your ears; improve your sound, playing, and rhythm through technical studies and exercises; increase your confidence using the helpful practice routines; and jam in a variety of styles with the rhythm section on the play-along audio. Develop essential skills in reading, technique, listening, rhythmic syncopation, performance and solo composition with this info-packed publication.
Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
Jeff Harrington is an assistant professor in the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music. He received his B.M. from Berklee and his M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music. Harrington is a tenor saxophonist and recording artist, and has performed internationally with artists including Ricky Ford, Milt Hinton, Toots Thielemans and Makoto Ozone.
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