(Musicians Institute Press). Designed from MI core curriculum programs, this follow-up to the bestselling Musicians Institute title Guitar Soloing offers advanced players a great guide to mastering the art of melodic improvisation. The CD includes 22 tracks for demonstration and play-along, and the instruction covers scales, modes, arpeggios, technique, creativity and visualization exercises, exploring rock, blues, jazz and other styles of music, as well as sequences, phrases and licks.
This long awaited volume is the most thoroughly exhaustive compendium of chord progressions ever published. Literally filled with hundreds of exercises and thousands of diagrams accompanied by Kadmon's unique presentation, this book completely examines the craft and universe of progressions.
Improvisation and compositional technique are explained and interwoven to create a virtual encyclopedia of melodic and chordal possibilities, styles, dimensions and potentials.
(Musicians Institute Press). This book/CD pack explores the styles of Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Bud Powell and others for a comprehensive guide to jazz improvisation. Topics include: scale choices, chord analysis, phrasing, memorization, transposition of solos, melodies, harmonic progressions, and much more. The CD includes 99 tracks for play-along and demonstration.
(Musicians Institute Press). Learn how the professionals create monster solos with this easy-to-use book with online audio! The accompanying audio includes 68 tracks of exercises, licks, solo examples, and play-alongs. Includes all necessary foundation materials; detailed instructions on how and what to practice; essential concepts for players at every level; developing your real-time melodic reflexes; soloing over any progression in any style of music; using chords as an endless source of ideas; and more. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed.
Free Play is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. It is about where art in the widest sense comes from. It is about why we create and what we learn when we do. It is about the flow of unhindered creative energy: the joy of making art in all its varied forms.
Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice.The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.
Unleash the creative potential of your guitar, and express your imagination through your music! This inspiring, practical and fun approach to composing and improvising will develop your sense of dynamics, articulation, rhythm, melod
ic direction and musical E.S.P. Think out of the box, and journey inside this truly unique collection of creative resources for the curious guitarist. Your guitar will thank you!
What exactly are the steps that lead to ability? In which order should they been taken? What will be required to master each one? These are questions the author has explored in this book, How to Improvise: An Approach to Practicing Improvisation, resulting in a rather unique one-thing-at-a-time approach to studying 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.
This is the definitive study of chord progressions of hundreds of carefully chosen tunes from the jazz musicians repertoire; comparing and linking them by harmonic traits that will clarify your understanding of how progressions work.