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Blues Improvisation Complete

Eb Instruments

By Jeff Harrington

E§ Instruments
Eb Instruments. Berklee Labs. Play Along. Softcover with CD. 128 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449487).

Item Number: HL.50449487

ISBN 0634015311. Play Along. 9x12 inches.

Learn to improvise the blues in jazz, Latin, fusion, rock and funk styles – in all keys! – with step-by-step instructions, practice tips, and a play-along CD. Even if you are a complete beginner, this easy-to-understand guide will get you improvising in no time! You'll learn how to: create killer solos using the hundreds of great licks included; get the sound of the blues under your fingers and in your ears; improve your sound, playing and rhythm through technical studies and exercises; increase your confidence using the helpful practice routines; and jam in a variety of styles with the rhythm section on the play-along CD. Develop essential skills in reading, technique, listening, rhythmic syncopation, performance and solo composition with this info-packed publication.

Jeff Harrington is an assistant professor in the Woodwind Department at Berklee College of Music. He received his B.M. from Berklee and his M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music. Harrington is a tenor saxophonist and recording artist, and has performed internationally with artists including Ricky Ford, Milt Hinton, Toots Thielemans and Makoto Ozone.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 25, 2011 Systematic Teaching Approach

    Blues is one of the important scales used for improvisation. I like the Blues licks. It's like a short melodic phrase that make the Blues scales interesting to play rather than playing Blues scales running up and down. Everbody can play scales but "making music" is difficult. This book...

    helps to develop your skills and improvisation ideas.

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