Learn to improvise on trumpet over the most recognised tune in jazz
This is not a how to play the trumpet book. It’s a how to play music book!
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 Jazz Trumpet 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.
Professor approved jazz trumpet soloing
“Buster has developed a systematic way of improvising using chordal notes and chromatic notes that will enable the improviser to develop jazz vocabulary and harmonic detail. I thoroughly recommend this book and will be using it in my teaching.”
Steve Waterman – Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, The Royal Northern College of Music, Canterbury Christ Church University and The Purcell School.
“A clear and easy to follow guide to improvising on one of the most important vehicles in jazz repertoire, which goes meticulously by step from simple chord tone improvisation to chromatic alterations and harmonic substitutions.”
Chris Batchelor – Senior Lecturer of Jazz Studies at Middlesex University, Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity Laban conservatoire of music. (Michael Brecker, Sam Rivers, Hermeto Pascoal, Tim Berne and Uri Caine)
Learn to improvise jazz on trumpet 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 alljazz 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 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 trumpet 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 trumpet articulation techniques that add emotion and flair to your jazz solos.
Audio and backing tracks
Rhythm Changes Soloing for Jazz Trumpet 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 Jazz Trumpet and get creative right now.
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