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Composed: 2008 Duration: mins.
Instrumentation: Alto Tutor Books, Baritone Tutor Books, Tenor Tutor Books
ISMN: 979-0-720129-97-6 Catalogue: RM1058
Level: C, D, E Country: United States
This volume (120+ pages) was created to provide a practice method for four years of study in jazz. The large majority of this book focuses on exercises and patterns that form the technical framework for this study and addresses the first element of this practice strategy. Exercises are in all twelve keys moving by step, chromatically, circle of 4ths, and minor thirds to prepare for common progressions. Key signatures in exercises are in the tonic key and some accidentals have been altered for ease of reading. The text in the beginning of this book explains how to take these technical exercises and create the eighth note lines which form the basis for many jazz solos.