Here is a brilliant idea borne from Jean-Baptiste Arban’s world renowned method for the cornet or trumpet. Rich has used one of Arban’s routines to create a way to practice “classical technique” and “jazz theory” simultaneously without compromising the integrity of either discipline.
How many times have you heard symphonically-oriented players ask how they can learn jazz without dragging down their legit chops? Or how many times have you heard jazz players ask how they can maintain proficiency in jazz playing and orchestral playing at the same time?
Here you have a tool that can definitely propel you forward in both areas without losing ground in either.
This resource works you out through major chords, dominant chords, altered dominant chords, minor chords, diminished scales, half-diminished chords, Charlie Parker blues changes and John Coltrane Giant Steps changes in a graduated series of studies that are designed to improve chordal comprehension while sustaining and maintaining precision and accuracy. The focus is on familiarization with jazz harmony while keeping your feet firmly planted in technical proficiency with orchestral precision on your instrument.
There are thirty-three pages chock full of material to keep you learning for years as well as many tips in the text of the book to assist in your understanding of the chords printed above each measure.
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