Updated: Jun 11
Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated with your technique! Or, get to a middle eight of a jazz standard and find you can't get around the changes?
Jazzy scales & patterns in 12 keys can really help you
The book is aimed at intermediate players to develop fluid technique in all keys, with an added section and introduction to II-V-I chords progressions. The book culminates with an etude of the famous standard 'Cherokee' which has a particularly tricky middle section.
Don't take my word for what this book can do for your playing - check out these fantastic 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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Check out part of the C major section - remember, it's written out in all 12 keys!