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Essential Jazz Lines: Miles Davis - Trumpet Edition

By Corey Christiansen and Per Danielsson

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B Flat Instruments - Intermediate
Composed by Corey Christiansen and Per Danielsson. Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Essential Jazz Lines. Jazz play along. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20472BCD).

Item Number: MB.20472BCD

ISBN 9780786674244. 8.5 x 11 inches.

Miles Davis was one of the most innovative musicians of the 20th century. This book will shed some insight into the music and soloing devices he used during his earlier periods. First, to help the student better understand Miles' early bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques commonly used in the bebop language. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Miles' 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 Miles Davis.

  • Miles Davis 
  • Jazz Language 
  • Guide Tones 
  • Scales 
  • Dorian 
  • Be-Bop Scales 
  • Harmonic Minor 
  • Melodic Minor 
  • Diminished Scale 
  • 3 to b9 
  • Playing the Upper Structure of Chords 
  • Targeting 
  • Studying Miles Davis 
  • Minor Chord Material 
  • Minor Chord Vamp 
  • Minor Moving in Fourths 
  • Dominant Seventh Material 
  • Dominant Seventh Vamp 
  • Dominant Seventh Moving in Fourths 
  • One Measure ii-V (short ii-V) Material 
  • Short ii-V Vamp 
  • Short ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Two Measure ii-V (Long ii-V) Material 
  • Long ii-V 
  • Long ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Major Chord Material 
  • Major Chord Vamp 
  • Major Chord Moving in Fourths 
  • Minor ii-V Material 
  • Minor ii-V Vamp 
  • Minor ii-V Moving in Fourths 
  • Turnarounds 
  • Turnaround Vamp 
  • Turnaround Moving in Fourths 
  • Play-Alongs 
  • Short ii V-I Vamp 
  • Short ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Long ii-V-I Vamp 
  • Long ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Minor ii-V-i Vamp 
  • Minor ii-V-I Moving in Fourths 
  • Etude 
  • Play-Along Recordings 
  • Progression Similar to Pent Up House 
  • Progression similar to Confirmation 
  • About the Authors 
  • Blank Staff Paper 
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