This outstanding text offers a unique 'one thing at a time' approach to studying jazz improvisation - one that incorporates discipline, technique, creativity and musical intuition. Each topic is explained and demonstrated using written musical examples and it is accompanied by suggested exercises and a sample daily practice schedule, which can be modified to fit your own needs or liking. The book has been used by the Performance Studies Department of the Berklee College of Music in Boston for teaching improvisation since September 1988.
...addresses the elements of rhythm, melody and harmony in a manner that truly provides the student with a process and practice routine. - Larry Monroe, Berklee College of Music.
For me this is by far the best book available, a book about the process of improvising, rather than a list of information. The exercises develop the how rather that what of our improvising. This work demonstrates years of experience and is suitable for all instruments, including drummers! ESSENTIAL. - Simon Purcell, Trinity College of Music Head.
Learn everything in this book – and the phone won’t stop ringing. - Phil Woods, legendary jazz alto saxophonist.
Book/2CDs, 185 pages
|Short Description||Hal Crook: How To Improvise: An Approach To Practicing Improvisation|