Learn to improvise on saxophone and clarinet over the most recognised tune in jazz
Once you have learnt some simple strategies to improvise over jazz chord changes, the next step is chord tone soloing. Targeting the important notes of every chord in a sequence will give you a solid foundation from which you can build engaging, melodic improvised solos.
This book teaches how to do it, step-by-step, and takes an in-depth look at one of the most famous chord progressions in jazz: George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm– known as “Rhythm Changes”.
Rhythm Changes Soloing for Saxophone & Clarinet will guide you through this essential jazz standard, while teaching you fundamental soloing techniques and improvisational skills. This practical method, devised by Buster Birch (visiting jazz professor at Trinity Conservatoire) has been road tested at hundreds of workshops. But don’t just take our word for it…
Professor approved jazz saxophone & clarinet soloing
“Buster is not only a great musician, he also presents such an accessible and well-rounded teaching approach. This is nothing short of jazz learning gold!”
Julian Nicholas – Jazz Course Leader Chichester College. (Loose Tubes, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Dudu Pukwana, Kirk Lightsey, Jimmy Witherspoon)
“I wish there had been more books like this when I started out, a clear and informative springboard into jazz improvising. A great addition to the library.”
Stan Sulzmann – Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, Fellow of Birmingham Conservatoire. Professor of jazz saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity Laban conservatoire of music and ECM recording artist.
Learn to improvise jazz on saxophone & clarinet with this systematic approach
The Rhythm Changes is one of the most important progressions to learn to solo over in jazz, because it contains chord sequences that feature in all jazz standard tunes. Master this, and you’ll have learnt how to navigate dozens more popular tunes.
- Discover a systematic guide to improvisation by an award-winning musician and educator
- Learn how to identify the parent scales of each chord
- Master the art of soloing with arpeggios
- Learn how to add passing notes to create bebop style phrases
- Learn creative licks and substitutionsLearn four exciting tunes and solo studies
Bonus: Free audio to download, so you can hear exactly how each example should sound
Learn to improvise on saxophone & clarinet and create your own musical ideas
You’ll also learn the important skills of how to break down a tune and understand its harmony. Buster Birch walks you through the Rhythm Changes section by section. At each step, you’ll understand how to…
- Identify the parent scales of each chord and build arpeggios
- How to mix and match arpeggios to create interesting melodic lines
- Loads of great jazz vocabulary that will help you grow as a musician
- Apply articulation techniques that add emotion and flair to your jazz solos
Audio and backing tracks
Rhythm Changes Soloing for Saxophone & Clarinet contains FREE audio examples and backing tracks. You’ll hear each idea in action and every articulation clearly played for you to copy. It truly is a one-stop-shop on your path to jazz improvisation.
Buy Rhythm Changes Soloing for Saxophone & Clarinet and get creative right now.
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