What You Will Learn...
MIND'S EAR SAVVY SECTION
Connecting your musical mind to your instrument is the core skill you'll develop from the book. Unique exercises and cool backing tracks throughout.
MELODY SAVVY SECTION
Improvisation is the spontaneous weaving of melodic lines throughout the tune's form. Learn some rules for melodic structure and phrase rhythm so that your solos create more melodic interest.
CHORD THEORY SAVVY
Jazz theory is not necessary to improvise well but it helps to understand a little bit of what is going on under your solo and how to play knowledgeably within it.
Rhythm could be the most important skill to master. Play any note, but do it with great time and feel, and all is well. Play some challenging but effective exercises to improve your time.
PART 2: TUNE SAVVY
Here you will learn 16 tunes and their chord changes. Analyze the tune, drill the difficult parts, play along with transcribes solos from Mike Lake and famous players on tunes including:
Bye Bye Blackbird
Hello Young Lovers
Have You Met Miss Jones