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Jazzy scales & patterns in all 12 keys - jazz etudes 

Have you ever found yourself struggling to play in certain 'tricky keys'? Why are these keys so tricky? Simply because we've not played them as much as the easy ones! That's it, no other reason. By practicing enough in ALL keys we can really take our playing and improvising to the next level, always executing what ever ideas we hear or come up with, perfectly.

Jazzy scales & patterns in all 12 keys is aimed at intermediate players to develop their jazz technique in all 12 keys. The scales and patterns are written in such a way, that you could use parts of them within your solos. By developing your playing in the key centers and in a jazzy way, we can develop our technique along with our listening skills. The book  culminates with a section on playing II-V-I's in the key centre. An etude of the famous standard 'Cherokee' has also been added as a bonus to show how you can use many of the exercises in the book in real life playing situations! 

 

Check out the testimonials - 

 

Jan Zawada - Trumpet player - Music educator 

“I’ve known Darren for some considerable time. His knowledge of composition and jazz combined with this new book of his has allowed me to find the right combination of ear training and technical workout. In parts it as difficult as the Clarke studies but in a free jazz style, the additional backing tracks provided gave me a push forwards in my creativity. You couldn’t ask for better, a superb and highly recommended publication for the aspiring jazz player” 

 

Dave Wilson LRSM - Music educator

‘This book is aimed at intermediate players, the exercises start out simply and progress to more difficult etudes. I would recommend this book to any person trying to become acquainted with scales, chords, and exercises to help improve jazz improvisation. Designed for students who know how to read music and want to improve their knowledge and technique playing jazz. You are strongly encouraged to learn the exercises in every key. The essential melodic and harmonic tools for jazz improvisation are all there. It is a great way to increase your knowledge of jazz improvisation and theory.’

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