How to Improvise in Modern Music: Tools & Exercises for music & jazz improvisation PDF
How to Improvise in Modern Music is a book, oriented to the learning and practice of musical improvising with any instrument in every style of modern music: Jazz, Blues, Rock, etc. Examples and exercises in this book are accompanied by 44 tracks in mp3 format which will help you understand each concept and to transfer it to your instrument. Application of these tools in the development of phrases and solos is grouped in 5 chapters, where we shall work on the indispensable elements to allow a creative musical development:
To study or to play? Creativity. How to use this book? The “Diary of practices.”
Recognizing the parts of the themes on which we shall improvise.
Recognizing notes, scales and chords in different keys and modes.
Phrasing beyond scales employed.
Different scales and the tensions they generate on the chords.
Melodic lines as a function if the groups of chords, their tensions and resolutions. The solo.
In each chapter, information will be ordered by degree of difficulty, accompanied by theoretical concepts which will help you understand their application.You may work, independently, on those points you may consider necessary to develop from any level, creating your own diary of practices, as I mention in detail at the introduction: scales (pentatonic, modal, Mixolydian, artificial, chromatic, etc.), arpeggios and their combinations, tensions and resolutions, guide notes, target tones, modulation, Swing, Blues, Turnarounds, “The Solo” y its guidelines, etc.