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The Blues Scales - Bb Edition

Essential Tools For Jazz Improvisation

By Dan Greenblatt

Bb instruments
Essential Tools For Jazz Improvisation. This edition: spiral-bound. Scales, Blues and Play Along. Method book & digital audio. With instructional text and musical examples. 88 pages. Published by Sher Music Company (SR.BSBb).

Item Number: SR.BSBb

ISBN 9781883217396. 9x12 inches.

This ground-breaking Book/CD package will show you (or your students) how to use the Major and Minor Blues Scales to improvise meaningful solosÑwithout having to first master all the scales and chords of a tune.Good for All Levels - Essential for beginners, perfect for intermediate students, and even useful for professional players to hone their skills on this crucialÑand often neglectedÑpart of the jazz language.Accompanying CD by author Dan Greenblatt and his quartet of swinging, New York jazz musicians shows how each exercise should sound. And it also gives the student numerous play-along tracks to practice with.Great Transcriptions from Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson, Dave Sanborn, Michael Brecker and many more, showing how the Blues Scales are actually used in various styles of jazz.Features:- Step-by-step exercises to get beginning students able to quickly solo using the two basic Blues Scales - Extensive dictionary of classic Major and Minor Blues Scale phrases - Help with transposing the ideas learned into other keys - Numerous ways to expand the Blues Scales to make them even more useful - Appendices for advanced players showing how the masters of jazz use the Blues Scales in their own playing.- Available in C, Bb and Eb Versions.THE ONLY COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON THE BLUES SCALES EVER PUBLISHED!

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  • January 18, 2008 so worth it!

    This spiral bound book and CD is fantastic i can't rave enough about it! The player is taken step by step from beginner improvisor to an advanced level with fabulous examples throughout.Each chapter covers so much with so many exercises which you can use as improvisation with the...

    CD.Every scale and exercise is laid out clearly and there really is no excuse not to be a fantastic saxophonist, yeah it's that good!!!I would love to meet this guy 'cos this is teaching at it's very best.

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