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Information about Exploring Jazz Saxophone
This definitive book is designed for the intermediate saxophonist looking for an introduction to the world of jazz. Renowned jazz saxophonist Ollie Weston introduces key concepts step by step, explaining clearly and simply throughout, with the minimum of musical jargon. Improvisation is featured from the very beginning, with authentic live jazz trio recordings on the accompanying CD for you to play along with. Key subjects covered include: modes, swing playing, melodic development, the 2-5-1 progression, jazz blues progressions, pentatonic scales, jazz chord extensions, stylistic development, unique sax sounds and many more.
Chapter 1: The Blues
Chapter 2: The Major Seventh Chord
Chapter 3: The Minor Seventh Chord
Chapter 4: The Seventh Chord
Chapter 5: Putting It Together
Chapter 6: Modes of the Major Scale
Chapter 7: The II-V-I Progression
Chapter 8: The Minor II-V-I
Chapter 9: Song and Standards
Chapter 10: Bebop
Chapter 11: Style Workout
History and Learning
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