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A Whole Approach to Jazz

By Marc Sabatella

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Composed by Marc Sabatella. Spiral bound. Jazz Theory/Music Theory. Book. Published by ADG Productions (AD.ADG016).

Item Number: AD.ADG016

ISBN 9781882146550. 11 x 8.5 inches.

A Whole Approach To Jazz Improvisation authored by Marc Sabatella is a practical, easy to understand, 80 page book on many of the subjects related to playing Jazz. Marc has broken down the various components that go into making up a well rounded Jazz musician and this book can be used for any instrument. Chapters include: History Of Jazz from Swing through Be Bop to Fusion and the present, Jazz Fundamentals including structure, swing and creativity, Chord/Scale relationships including basic theory, major and minor harmony, symmetric, pentatonic and derived scales, Applying The Theory To Improvisation including melodic development, playing changes, modal improvisation, chromaticism and free improvisation, Accompanying and Playing With Others for chordal instruments, bass, drums and other instruments, Listening Analytically and finally Breaking The Rules. A bibliography and discography is also included.

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