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Bebop by the Numbers

A Super Fun, Super Simple Way to Learn How to Improvise

ByDanny Kolke

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[Spiral / Coil Bound Lay Flat Edition] Bebop by the Numbers is a super fun, simple way to learn how to improvise and create music. Suitable for both teachers and students, this method breaks down the most complex concepts in music, coaches how to put them back together, and gives a framework for musicians to develop their own ideas and impress their listeners. In this method you are going to discover the building blocks to: -Create Bebop ideas, lines, runs and melodies -Strategically place them over chord progressions -Develop skills to create them in real time, and improvising in real time -Start simple, create the ability to go complex, and have the power to choose what to play Why numbers? Numbers are very helpful. Using the numbers of the scale degrees instead of the letters, you can then translate ideas to different keys more quickly. Bebop by the Numbers uses concepts like Stingers, Pickups, Simple Scales, Circles, Noodling, Turns, and more to help you create your ideas and play them in any key. This method even makes playing over chord changes and diminished patterns easy to understand. Bebop by the Numbers is accessible for students of all ages and even includes fun games and exercises to use as an individual student or a group. What are Bebop by the Numbers readers saying? "So simple to start sounding good and build from there. I wish I would have had this when I was first learning how to play jazz!" ~ David Hill, Jr - Executive Coach, Musician "I really dig how you start very small and simple and piece each idea together. Kind of like sonic legos. This is the most fun I've ever had working on bebop lines." ~ Jason Goessl, Professional Musician Bebop by the Numbers is a method for teaching music creation to all aspiring musicians, instrumentalists and vocalists alike, focused on using scale degrees and repeatable building blocks and patterns to create your music. This book is focused on Bebop, but what you discover in these lessons can be found in all genres of music, not just Jazz.


Publication Date
Nov 22, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Danny Kolke


Coil Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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