Jazz Improv Materials Handbook Complete, a melodic approach to jazz improvisation by Rich Willey — New Revised Edition for bass clef instruments.
- 39 Play-along tracks (rhythm section only, no melody instrument)
- Massive scale studies chapter
- Huge assortment of melodic phrases over chord progressions
- All keys presented to enhance learning
165 pages packed full of lessons presented in all twelve keys designed to accelerate the development of your jazz improvisation skills. You will learn your instrument thoroughly and develop your ears with this “melodic approach to jazz improvisation.”
Your book comes with play-along tracks for the Melodic Building Blocks section of the Handbook, each presented at two tempos: medium and medium bright. 39 tracks in all, 73:04 total time. Includes four different types of blues progressions in all twelve keys.
Packed with routines and lessons that force you to learn your instrument. Everything is written out so that you’ll actually be playing melodies, licks and blues in all twelve keys. Routines are based on ideas given to Rich by such teachers as Rich Matteson, David Baker, and Garry Dial.
Playing this stuff will rub off on your technique and key fluency, filling your ears with jazz lines inspired by or “borrowed” from jazz’s greats. The “melodic approach to jazz improvisation” you’ll find in these pages helps you learn to navigate your way through chord progressions melodically, and will keep you learning for a long, long time.
Originally written for trumpet, this volume has been adapted to be playable by all bass clef instruments. Handbook contains enough materials to practice and increase knowledge of your instrument for the rest of your life. This is a guidebook that teaches you how to teach yourself to improvise.
The new, revised edition contains even more explanatory text, ideas and suggestions. It now comes with more ways to help you develop and expand your own personal style of practicing and playing and actually learn how to teach yourself to improvise.
Limited print editions may be available here.