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Patterns For Improvisation

By Oliver Nelson

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Any C, Eb, Bb, bass instrument or voice - intermediate, advanced
Composed by Oliver Nelson. Book. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.PI).

Item Number: JA.PI

ISBN 978-1-56224-097-4.

One of the world's most popular patterns books, many jazz greats have fond memories of practicing from this book! An exhaustive collection of improvisational jazz patterns in various meters and feels. Comments and suggestions by the author, a legendary composer, arranger, conductor and instrumentalist. This is a very popular book because it helps spell out some of the basic building blocks of the jazz language. Regarded by many jazz teachers as one of the essential texts for their students.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Will
    Location:
    Kansas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2017-11-18 13:10:24.0 Excellent book

    If you are late intermediate or above and want to get a feel for jazz piano, Abersold's series are a good place to start. The patterns in this book provide a good base of jazz 'ideas' (both rhythm and structure). Jazz has a "feel" to it that is much...

    different than anything we learn using the standard piano methods generally available. Getting the "feel" of jazz is often more difficult than any other part of the learning process....which makes books such as this (and the Jazz Hanon)...so valuable. As mentioned by one other reviewer, this book does not provide a lot of guidance as to WHEN you you use these patterns ...(that would be another entire book in itself)...but my personal opinion is that folks try to figure out "jazz arrangements" too early in the process and would be better served spending time early one simply learning the building blocks...(patterns, riffs, and those big spread out chords). This book helps do that.

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  • 5

    Bob Rutkas
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2011-04-27 00:00:00.0 One of the Best

    I own the original publication. My copy is more than 40 years old and is in really poor shape. We are so lucky that Jamey Aebersold is republishing this now. It is the very best book of scale studies on the market today. Oliver Nelson was a musical genius. There...

    is no baloney theory, just concentrated scale and chord progression studies that are superb for speed, ear training or just plain limbering up. This book is a great addition to your Jazz music studies program.

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  • 5

    Christian Voituriez
    Location:
    Amiens, France
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2008-10-11 00:00:00.0 Patterns for jazz by Jerry Cocker

    This a very usefull book. I should have bought it sooner ! Such exercises speed up the mastery of the tonal system.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
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    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2008-10-08 00:00:00.0 Patterns

    Good exercises for jazz musicians good patterns but you have to know where you can use these patterns.you cant find where you can use these pattern in this book.which means you need to have harmonic and theoric knowlegde to understand this book.

    48 of 82 people found this review helpful.
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