Jazz Solo Series - Tenor Sax
Andrew Gordon - Playlaong Bk & CD
Bk & CD: $ 21.95
The Jazz Solo Series for "Bb" instruments, including tenor saxophone, by Mark Vega is a great
instructional tool for musicians and music students to learn or improve their improvisational
abilities in the jazz - swing idiom. There are 66 examples in the book, starting at a somewhat
easy level and gradually increasing in difficulty throughout the book. This book is divided into
Section one, tracks 1 through 36 cover all twelve keys using 11-V-1 and
11-V-111-V1-11-V-1 chord progressions
Section two, tracks 37 through 60 cover all twelve
keys using 1-V1-11-V-111-b111-11-V-1 chord progressions.
Section three, tracks 61 through
66 are complete worked out solos over the chord changes to the popular Jazz standards Stella
By Starlight , Take the A Train and There Will Never Be Another You.
There are two solos
for each of these three examples, an easy version followed by a more difficult one. The first
version being a prime example of how to approach medium swing Jazz and the second version
covering the more complex and demanding style of Bebop Jazz with its faster tempos and
more difficult melodic and harmonic note choices.
Section four, tracks 67, 68 and 69 are
repeated choruses of the chord progressions to the above mentioned songs for extended
practice. Please refer to the end of the book for a selected discography of Mark's favorite Jazz
albums featuring great soloists.
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