Ready, Aim, Improvise! (Exploring the Basics of Jazz Improvisation). By Hal Crook. Instructional Book. Published by Advance Music (AV.14217).
As taught at Berklee College of Music READY, AIM, IMPROVISE! explores the critical areas involved in learning how to improvise, including: music theory, jazz harmony, ear training, jazz execution, jazz vocabulary, practicing, self-critiquing, career planning, and much more. READY, AIM, IMPROVISE! is filled with musical examples, exercises and practice routines that help make the learning process easy and enjoyable. Two enclosed play-along CDs feature modal, key-area and modulating chord progressions performed at a slow, manageable tempo. READY, AIM, IMPROVISE! is a clear, comprehensive study of the most important steps in a jazz musicians education. Dont be surprised if it gets you practicing more and playing better in no time at all! So get READY... AIM... IMPROVISE! 352 pages.