Introduction to Improvising Early Jazz

eBook (PDF), 13 Pages
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Price: $1.59
A brief introduction to improvising in the styles of jazz from the 1920s and 30s, and by extension in the styles of later Boogie Woogie, Rhythm & Blues, Rock n'Roll, Skiffle and Country music.
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  • By Doug Truter
    Dec 31, 2016
    This ebook has 13 pages with very little material on each page (a large font is used). For example, the lessons start on page 4 with 'Chord Structure". This page (page 4) contains 4 sentences and an example (a staff) with notes from C major. The example shows the notes used to produce chords C, F and G. The next page has no sentences - only an example of "Minor Triads" and an example of "Minor 7". The title of the ebook does reveal that it is an "introduction", and in the description of the ebook, it mentions a "brief introduction". It is inexpensive and very brief, i.e. you won't find much detail in it. Half of the content is about some basic theory. Pages 4-8 are only about 'Chord Structure'. 'Improvisation Techniques' are on pages 9-13. To save paper when printing, I reduced the whole publication (with size 12 font) to less than 3 (A4) pages! The author suggests that: "You must be able to read standard music notation and chord... More > symbols. You should also understand intervals, which will be described as: e.g. '3' for thirds, '7' for sevenths, etc." At the end of the ebook, the author mentions a 'Part 2' which seems to have a lot more detail and has 61 exercises. Part 2 does not seem to be available from Lulu (an email address is provided for further details).< Less
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First Edition
August 24, 2012
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