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Devastating Dominant Lines for Jazz & Funk Soloing By Steve Neff
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An inside approach to outside playing using pentatonics, chromaticism, 3-tonic systems, 4-tonic systems, whole-tone scales, diminished scales, altered scales, melodic minor scales and intervallic... More > patterns to produce modern lines in the style of Michael Brecker and Bob Berg. There are 75 16th note lines written out in all 12 keys that can be used over dominant tonalities. These lines give the student functional ideas that weave in and out of the tonality to produce a modern and “outside” sound.< Less
Mastering the Minor ii-7b5 V7b9 Bebop Scale By Steve Neff
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"Mastering the Minor ii-7b5 V7b9 Bebop Scale" is a new approach to learning to play great jazz lines over a minor ii-V progression. If you have worked out of my "Mastering the... More > Dominant Bebop Scale" book, you know that the bebop scale and the "bebop links" that can be added to it can be a powerful tool that can be used to create great sounding lines using the language of the jazz greats from the past. In this new book, I apply the principles of the bebop scale to a minor ii-7b5 V7b9 progression. It also includes 24 play along tracks to practice along with in all 12 keys. Lastly, I have included an overview video lesson that goes with this book to help you understand how to use each section for maximum benefits. Work out of this book for a few months and you will always have an abundance of ideas and lines to pull from over these minor progressions.< Less
Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 1:Minor By Steve Neff
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"Just play the blues scale!" All across the country, you hear this advice given in every band room. Students sit with blank looks on their faces as band directors tell them to use this or... More > that blues scale on their solo. The advice usually doesn’t go much further than that and many kids end up playing solos that they are less than happy about. What many of these students need is a jump start. A few examples of what to play and how to play it...........Here you go! Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 1 Minor has 100 blues licks written out in all 12 keys to help you sound amazing with the blues scale.< Less
Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 2: Dominant Chords By Steve Neff
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In Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 2, I demonstrate using the Blues Scale to create great blues licks you can use over dominant grooves on the blues, funk or rock and roll. I show you how to go... More > about getting your blues vocabulary together as you greatly improve your technique with these essential blues licks and scales. Play along with this book at your own pace, as you learn hundreds of great sounding and easily adaptable blues licks and patterns in all 12 keys. Playing these patterns is a fun and exciting way to make that transition from knowing the Blues Scale, to actually having it in your ears and under your fingers.< Less
Mastering Altered Pentatonics By Steve Neff
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In "Mastering Altered Pentatonics", we are taking the most benign of scales, the pentatonic scale, through the ringer. We are working on mastering it using thirty scale patterns that we... More > then alter to create new and fresh sounds that are far from benign. At times, they sound almost dangerous in their tension and dissonance. By practicing these altered pentatonic patterns and weaving in and out of them we are practicing the fine art of balancing our lines between consonance and dissonance while we improvise. The more adept we become at this balancing act the more exciting and entertaining our lines and solos will become. Inside, we will take the pentatonic scale through eleven alterations. Each one having it's own sound and flavor. Join me in discovering a new way to approach thinking and playing while improvising that will lead you to discover new and fresh sounding lines. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I have enjoyed working on it.< Less
Mastering Major Diatonic Patterns By Steve Neff
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A Major diatonic pattern is a pattern of notes that travel through a major tonality. Learning your diatonic patterns thoroughly is an important step in mastering the fundamentals of technique,... More > melodic development, tonal center improvisation, more modern intervallic lines and chromatic approaches. Learning these diatonic patterns in all 12 keys will give a jazz improvisation student access to thousands of melodic ideas that they can use in their improvisations. Learning these lines will also give a student the confidence and technical skill they need to play in all 12 keys. In this book, I have included 150 diatonic patterns in all 12 keys. Once mastered, these patterns will give you the building blocks from which you can create improvised solos. Each group of notes is not just a pattern, lick or technical exercise but a melody and idea that can be used while improvising. The more melodies and ideas you have in your mind the more creative you can be as an improviser.< Less
Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale-Book 2 By Steve Neff
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Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale-Book 2 by Steve Neff. A follow up to Mastering the Dominant Bebop Scale in which we explore more advanced lines that help us sound more like the great bebop legends... More > that came before us.< Less
Devastating Minor Lines for Jazz & Funk Soloing By Steve Neff
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An inside approach to outside playing using pentatonics, chromaticism, 3-tonic systems and intervallic patterns to produce modern lines in the style of Michael Brecker and Bob Berg. There are 100... More > 16th note lines written out in all 12 keys that can be used over minor tonalities. These lines give the student functional ideas that weave in and out of the tonality to produce a modern and “outside” sound.< Less
Best Major and Minor II-V-I Patterns By Steve Neff
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The II-V-I pattern is the most common pattern in jazz music. The more adept you are at playing this pattern in all the keys the better your facility in the jazz language. In the past 20 years I have... More > been keeping a notebook of these patterns. I've tried to limit the ones in this 200 page book to the hippest ones and to strain out the ones that are more popular or overused. In my opinion these are the best II-V-I licks that I've come across in the past 20-25 years. There are 200 licks in this 204 page pdf file.(120 Major Licks and 80 Minor Licks) Each lick is transposed into all 12 keys using Finale and is easy to read.Trust me when I say that these things will keep you busy for a long time but once mastered your playing will improve incredibly. Visit my site at www.neffmusic.com for more information and sound clips.< Less
Mastering the Major Bebop Scale & Sound By Steve Neff
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The first scale most musicians learn is the major scale. We learn it in all 12 keys up and down our instruments. Even though this is one of the first scales we learn many intermediate jazz musicians... More > are quite frustrated when trying to improvise over a major tonality. I was one of those frustrated musicians. I could never come up with interesting and fresh ideas when playing over those major sounds. The material in this book comes from years of learning how to play over those major chords. I explain the major bebop scale and how to use it so you sound great. I then give you 26 major bebop links to add into your lines and ideas. These are ideas, licks and patterns that have come from years of listening to jazz and practicing improvisation. As you work through this book you will see your jazz playing change in an incredible and exciting way.< Less