Jazz is based on spontaneous improvisation. This form of art requires a special talent that distinguishes the jazz instrumentalist from the musician who only reads written-out music. The art of improvisation, however, is something that can be developed, expanded and practiced through a great deal of listening and copying from professional performers. By playing and analyzing someone else’s ideas, the talented musician can stimulate his own imagination and discover ideas that formerly were beyond his scope.
Walter Stuart takes the reader through harmony, musical economy, different blues progressions, parallel intervals, rhythmic variations and much more. Check out the first few pages in the samples, then grab an immediate PDF download above.