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Essential Jazz Lines: Bass Clef in the Style of John Coltrane

By Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock

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Bass clef instrument - Intermediate
Composed by Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Essential Jazz Lines. Jazz. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99874BCD).

Item Number: MB.99874BCD

ISBN 9780786662463. 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.

  • John Coltrane 
  • The Style of John Coltrane 
  • Jazz Language 
  • Guide Tones 
  • Bebop Scales 
  • Mixolydian Bebop 
  • Major Bebop 
  • Minor Bebop 
  • Scalar Patterns 
  • 3-flat9 
  • Augmented Dominant 
  • Playing the Upper-Structure of Chords 
  • Targeting 
  • Substitutions 
  • John Coltrane's Style 
  • Summary 
  • Minor Chord Material 
  • Track 1: Tuning 
  • Track 2: Minor Chord Vamp 
  • Track 3: Minor Moving in Fourths 
  • Dominant Seventh Chord Material 
  • Track 4: Dominant Seventh Vamp 
  • Track 5: Dominant Seventh Moving in Fourths 
  • One Measure ii-V (short ii-V) Material 
  • Track 6: Short ii-V Vamp 
  • Track 7: Short ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Two Measure ii-V (Long ii-V) Material 
  • Track 8: Long ii-V Vamp 
  • Track 9: Long ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Major (I) Chord Material 
  • Track 10: Major Vamp 
  • Track 11: Major Moving in Fourths 
  • Minor ii-V Material 
  • Track 12: Minor ii-V Vamp 
  • Track 13: Minor ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Play Along Recordings 
  • Track 14: Short ii-V-I Vamp 
  • Track 15: Short ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Track 16: Long ii-V-I Vamp 
  • Track 17: Long ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Track 18: Minor ii-V-i Vamp 
  • Track 19: Minor ii-V-i Moving in Fourths 
  • Turnarounds 
  • Track 20: Turnaround Vamp 
  • Track 21: Turnaround Moving in Fourths 
  • Creating Solos 
  • Track 22: Creating Solos 
  • Track 23: Progression Similar to Pent Up House 
  • Coltrane Changes/Giant Steps 
  • Practicing Coltrane Changes 
  • Track 24: Long ii-V-I with Coltrane Changes Vamp 
  • Track 25: Long ii-V-I with Coltrane Changes Moving in Fourths 
  • Track 26: Eight Measure Giant Steps Vamp 
  • Track 27: Progression Similar to Giant Steps 
  • Superimposing the Coltrane Changes 
  • Track 28: Blues for a Giant 
  • Track 29: Snap Shots 
  • Conclusion 
  • Selected Discography 
  • About the Authors 
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