by Barry Finnerty
This book and CD, published by Sher Music Co, answers the question of how to approach the universal task of mastering the basics of jazz improv; scales, chords, patterns, etc... and provides a unique and comprehensive plan for mastering your instrument.
Barry, a respected and accomplished jazz musician who has played with Miles, The Breckers, and The Crusaders, takes all the diatonic, pentatonic, chromatic, whole tone and diminished scales and gives you step-by-step exercises that dissect them into useable patterns. 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. 160 pages.
This book is written in treble clef.
"The best book of intervalic studies I've ever seen."
- Mark Levine
"An exhaustive, yet compact guide to the fundamentals of scale vocabulary, written by an accomplished musician."
- Dave Liebman
"The book I've been waiting for!"
- Randy Brecker