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Essential Jazz Lines: Eb in the Style of John Coltrane

By Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock

Saxophone (Alto) - Intermediate
Composed by Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Essential Jazz Lines. Jazz play along. Book/CD Set. 56 pages.

Item Number: MB.99873BCD

ISBN 9780786662456. Jazz play along. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Saxophonist John Coltrane was one of the most innovative, creative, and influential jazz artists of the 20th Century. Both stylistically and harmonically, he opened doors for others to follow. This book will focus on the first period of Coltrane's career, when he was with Miles Davis, and the jazz vocabulary he used. First, to help the student better understand Coltrane's bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Coltrane's style grouped by the harmony over which they can be used. The accompanying play-along CD provides the rhythm parts for each section, including a track for each section that modulates through the cycle of fourths, helping you master the phrases in all keys. By combining various lines, musicians will be able to mix and match numerous combinations of these lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds, and other harmonic situations. Incorporate these essential jazz lines into your vocabulary and you will be able to create your own lines in the style of John Coltrane.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 24, 2012 Every Saxophonist Must Have!

    This book is one of the best book that I have.Jazz lines in the style of John Coltrane is something different. Especialy the Scalar patterns and the ii-V patterns,minor bebop.3 to b9,Coltrane patterns and Augmented Dominant over ii-V-I are very interesting to learn...

    especially for improvisation.

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