Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills. Sax Instruction. Improvisation and Play Along. Softcover instructional book and examples/accompaniment CD. With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples, standard notation and chord names. 103 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310787).
Item Number: HL.310787
ISBN 0634035401. 9x12 inches.
Amazing Phrasing is for any tenor saxophone player interested in learning how to improvise and improve their creative phrasing. The 50 ideas are divided into three main sections: Harmony - explores scales, arpeggios, chord substitutions, harmonic embellishments, and other harmonic phrasing ideas; Rhythm - covers legato tonguing, swing feel, rhythmic displacement, how to manipulate time, and other aspects of rhythmic phrasing; Melody - discusses contour lines, making patterns musical, developing a motif, building a solo, and many other melodic phrasing ideas. The companion CD contains 26 demo tracks for listening, as well as many play-along examples so you can practice improvising over various musical styles and progressions. Also available for guitar, keyboard, and trumpet.