Jazz Basics Volume 1 “108 Diatonic Exercises” is the first part of a series of books focusing on the most primary elements in jazz line construction. This series emphasizes developing harmonic knowledge related to Jazz improvisation. Each volume deals with a different aspect on improvisation. By combining these aspects you should be able to construct viable jazz lines. Although this series is designed for the aspiring improviser, experienced improvisers will also benefit from the study of this material.
In Volume 1, diatonic exercises are the focus. Diatonics are important to all jazz players. By starting the on different notes the C major exercises can be played over C maj 7, D-7, E, F maj 7#11, G7, A and more. Most pages have two key signatures so you can get more out of each page.
A discography is included on page 67 of this book. We have focused on the best contemporary players. If you were to buy 1 or 2 CDs of any particular trumpet player, this discography represents some of their best playing.
To the left you can see some pages from the beginning in C major. Give them a try, then grab an immediate PDF download above.