Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator.
Besides being a professor at New England Conservatory, he is the author of seven jazz improvisation books and has performed and/or recorded with Jazz Greats like Mulgrew Miller, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow & Roy Haynes.
In this Video, Bergonzi, along with colleague Brian Levy, explores three important jazz improvisation topics:
* Modal Sequences
* Substitutions for/against the Chord
* Shape Playing
He shares clear & specific exercises for these three broad topics that musicians of any instrument and any level can explore to learn jazz and work on their jazz improvisation skills, yet the resulting possibilities are truly unlimited.
This material is the result of teaching these methods to jazz students all over the world for 30 years
finally available in Video format!
Expand Your Vocabulary & Open up New Ways of Thinking about Jazz Improvisation & Composition with:
* Application of Scalar & Modal Sequences to a Standard or Modal Tune
* Rhythmic Transformation of Sequences
* Substitution of Progressions for the Harmony
* Substitution of Progressions against the Harmony
* Exploration of Shapes and Directions as Models for Jazz Improvisation
And LOTS more Learn Jazz Exercises…
Examples are based on chord progressions of Jazz standards like Green Dolphin Street, Solar, Moment's Notice & Minority.
Jam-packed 2-hour Lesson!
PLUS: Play-Along Tracks & Lead Sheets
PLUS: 28-Page PDF Booklet
PLUS: in-depth 60-min Interview