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How to improvise on trombone

Trombone Improvisation Savvy

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Finally, learn to improvise with the most complete and comprehensive book and audio collection specifically created for the trombone.

“Mike has created what has to be one of the most comprehensive tools for learning to improvise specifically for trombone! From the basics to more advanced concepts, great tune selections, and an amazing array of interactive play-alongs and demonstrations. This is a thoughtful, thorough, and dynamic approach to learning trombone improvisation.” 
Nick Finzer
New York Trombonist and educator
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What you will gain from this book

Trombone demands different skills from other instruments. Learn from exercises and audio files specifically focused on trombone that will help you…

Develop a better ear for jazz playing

Connecting your musical mind to your trombone is the core skill you'll develop from the book. Unique exercises and cool backing tracks will keep you improving and having fun.

Understand basic harmonic theory

Jazz theory is not necessary to improvise well but it helps to understand some of what is going on with chords and the rhythm section players.

Improvise more melodically

Improvisation is the spontaneous expression of melodic lines throughout the tune's form. Learn some rules for melodic structure and phrase rhythm so that your solos are more melodically interesting.

Gain a stronger sense of time and rhythm

Rhythm is the most important skill to master if you pay jazz. Play any note, but do it with great time and feel, and you sound good. Dive into some challenging but fun exercises that will improve your time.

Part 2: Learn standards and other tunes

Discover how to play much better over 16 tunes. The book will help you understand the tune, drill the difficult parts, and play along with backing tracks. Play along with transcribed solos from Mike Lake and famous players on tunes including: • Rhythm Changes • Bye Bye Blackbird • Hello Young Lovers • Have You Met Miss Jones • Dolphin Dance • Lament • Moment's Notice

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Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180 bpm
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm

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