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Amazing Phrasing

50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills

By Dennis Taylor

50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills. Sax Instruction. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 104 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.311108).

Item Number: HL.311108

ISBN 0634074369. Play Along. 9x12 inches.

Amazing Phrasing is for any sax player interested in learning how to improvise and how to improve their creative phrasing. The ideas are divided into three 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 demos for listening, as well as many play-along examples so you can practice improvising over various musical styles and progressions.

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  • May 18, 2011 amazing phrasing

    Not for the beginner. Unable to determine what the work is intended to provide. Difficult to follow or understand the process.

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