50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills. Trumpet Instruction. Improvisation and Play Along. Softcover Audio Online. With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples, standard notation and chord names. 104 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310902).
Item Number: HL.310902
ISBN 0634047744. 9x12 inches. Dennis Taylor & Steve Herrman.
Amazing Phrasing is for any trumpet player interested in learning how to improvise and how to 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 audio, accessed online for download or streaming, 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 tenor saxophone.