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The Sound of Don Fagerquist (Volume 1) takes a closer look at Don’s jazz vocabulary. A selection of Don’s solo phrases have been set out in all keys, allowing you to gain an insight into Don’s specific use of harmony and begin to transfer this knowledge into your own improvising. Chords and numerical chord movement are all notated, allowing you to transfer this knowledge into your own improvisations.
I hope this book will be a useful tool for developing jazz trumpet players. The book is a companion to the 3 complete album transcriptions featuring Don Fagerquist:
The Sound of Don Fagerquist (Volume 1) is accompanied by backing tracks. Each phrase has the following backing tracks:
By using all of the practice tracks (beginning with each phrase individually in each key, before developing to cycling through all keys) you will be able to develop a mastery of the phrases.
As the phrases become more secure, you should begin to apply them to jazz standards. Here are some ideas you could use:
To the left you can see some samples, below you can listen to an example of the backing tracks, and above you can grab an immediate digital download.
Phrase One (Example)
Phrase One (Loop in C)