Patterns For Improvisation by Oliver Nelson. For any C, Eb, Bb, bass instrument or voice. Intermediate, advanced. Book. 64 pages. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.PI).
One of the world's most popular patterns books, many jazz greats have fond memories of practicing from this book! An exhaustive collection of improvisational jazz patterns in various meters and feels. Comments and suggestions by the author, a legendary composer, arranger, conductor and instrumentalist. This is a very popular book because it helps spell out some of the basic building blocks of the jazz language. Regarded by many jazz teachers as one of the essential texts for their students.
Location: from Chicago, IL
April 27, 2011
One of the Best
I own the original publication. My copy is more than 40 years old and is in really poor shape. We are so lucky that Jamey Aebersold is republishing this now. It is the very best book of scale studies on the market today. Oliver Nelson was a musical genius. There...
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Location: from Amiens, France
October 8, 2008
Good exercises for jazz musicians good patterns but you have to know where you can use these patterns.you cant find where you can use these pattern in this book.which means you need to have harmonic and theoric knowlegde to understand this book.
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