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Blues Improvisation Complete

Eb Instruments

By Jeff Harrington

ESS Instruments
Eb Instruments. Berklee Labs. Play Along. Softcover Audio Online. 128 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449487).

Item Number: HL.50449487

ISBN 9780634015311. 9.0x12.0x0.336 inches. Book/Online Audio by Jeff Harrington.

Learn to improvise the blues in jazz, Latin, fusion, rock and funk styles - in all keys! - with step-by-step instructions, practice tips, and play-along audio. 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 audio. Develop essential skills in reading, technique, listening, rhythmic syncopation, performance and solo composition with this info-packed publication. Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. 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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