Jazz Basics is a series of books focusing on the most primary elements in jazz line construction. This series emphasizes developing harmonic knowledge related to Jazz improvisation. Each volume deals with a different aspect on improvisation. By combining these aspects you should be able to construct viable jazz lines. Although this series is designed for the aspiring improviser, experienced improvisers will also benefit from the study of this material. Volume 1 includes 108 Diatonic Exercises .