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Melodic Structures

Inside Improvisation Series, Volume 1

By Jerry Bergonzi

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Inside Improvisation Series, Volume 1. Composed by Jerry Bergonzi. DVD. Published by Advance Music (AV.DV20054).

Item Number: AV.DV20054

A step by step method for learning to play over changes for all instruments. Inside Improvisation - Melodic Structures, is the first in a series of DVDs which describe a simple and pragmatic approach to improvisation. While focussing on the jazz idiom, the techniques discussed are applicable to many styles of music and all instruments, be it rock guitar, jazz saxophone, or the solos of the fusion keyboardist. The system presented in this volume offers a tangible pathway to inside the creative imagination by getting inside harmony, inside the changes. PART 1 Section I: Four Note Groupings 1-5 Section II: Mixing Up Permutations Section III: Visualization Section V: Editing SectionVI: Key Centers Section VII: Inversions PART 2 Section IX: Four Note Groupings 5-9 Section X: Avoid Notes Section XI: Upper Structure Groupings 9-13 Section XII: Additional Groupings Section XIII: Mixing Groupings [Note: This DVD does not include Sections IV (The Creative Imagination) and VIII (Practice Exercises) of the book/audio recording sets listed below.] Running Time: 62 minutes All music composed and performed by Jerry Bergonzi Rhythm section backround: Garry Dial - piano, Dave Santoro - bass, Alan Dawson - drums Produced by Hans Gruber.

  • Part 1 
  • Section I: Four Note Groupings 1-5 
  • Section II: Mixing Up Permutations 
  • Section III: Visualization 
  • Section V: Editing Section 
  • Section VI: Key Centers 
  • Section VII: Inversions 

  • Part 2 
  • Section IX: Four Note Groupings 5-9 
  • Section X: Avoid Notes 
  • Section XI: Upper Structure Groupings 
  • Section XII: Additional Groupings 
  • Section XIII: Mixing Groupings 
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