The Shape Method for Jazz Improvisation offers a unique approach to learning improvisation. By focusing on the underlying concepts of rhythmic and melodic shape it offers students a framework to unlock the secrets of the phrasing of master improvisers. This approach liberates the learner from scale/chord relationships and "lick" playing and enables them to create their individual jazz voice within...
Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 22, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
Amazon Rank: 2748787
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There are many books on jazz improvisation. I probably own too many of them, but it's something I like reading about in addition to practicing.I'd say what makes me really enjoy this book is the way the author breaks the chapters down into very smal...
ion. Each chapter includes a discussion of a rhythmic and pitch-based melodic shape concept, examples of these concepts from master improvisers, suggested listening relevant to the concepts, and composition and performance exercises.