The Serious Jazz Practice Book provides a unique and comprehensive plan for mastering any instrument
The Serious Jazz Practice Book provides a unique and comprehensive plan for mastering any instrument.
Barry takes all the diatonic, pentatonic, chromatic, whole tone and diminished scales and gives you step-by-step exercises that dissect them into hundreds of usable patterns, many of which you can hear played on guitar on the accompanying CD.
Many of the exercises are embellished with chromatic notes, giving you that jazz flavor right away. The end result is a method book that will lead the reader to a deep, internalized understanding of the fundamentals of jazz.
Listen to soundbites from the CD:
Bk/CD, 162 pages.
Barry played and recorded with Miles Davis, the Brecker Bros. and the Crusaders in the 70s and 80s, and shared the stage with such jazz greats as Hubert Laws, Ray Barretto, Airto, Joe Farrell, and many others.
The best book of intervalic studies Ive ever seen.- Mark Levine
An exhaustive, yet compact guide to the fundamentals of scale vocabulary, written by an accomplished musician. - Dave Liebman
The book Ive been waiting for! - Randy Brecker