"Anyone Can Improvise! Too many people have never considered
improvising on their instrument because theyve been Chained to the
Written Page. You think you can only play music when you have a music
stand with some written music on it. Thats not true.
All you have to do to get started is try something as simple as playing
Mary Had A Little Lamb starting on any note, maybe D concert. I think
youll be surprised how quickly you can play simple nursery rhymes.
After a little success, I encourage you to move ahead and try to play
songs youve heard on records, radio, TV, etc. Have fun. No need to be
stuck to the written page!"
- Jamey Aebersold
For all instrumentalists and vocalists. Audio contain 30 extended
tracks of recorded background. Great primer for learning basic skills in
major and minor keys. Advanced players will want to work on
"double-timing", playing "outside" and "side-slipping" in all keys at
comfortable tempos. Special tracks have Jamey Aebersold playing various
exercises and soloing on his saxophone with actual cuts from Volume 24
so you can hear and see how to use this set. All exercises and sax solos
on the demo tracks are transcribed and written out in the book! Pick a
different key each day/week/practice.