by Tim Armacost
For anyone from beginners to professionals.
Rooted in practical skills and going far beyond theory, The Jazz Saxophone Book will improve your ability to construct beautiful, flowing solo lines.
Videos - The book includes access to over 30 videos of the author demonstrating ideas in the book.
Transcriptions - Includes hundreds of examples of solo phrases by the masters of jazz saxophone.
For the beginning improviser, we cover:
Creative ways to work on sound, time and building a jazz vocabulary
Connecting your soloing with your internal singing voice
Foundational jazz harmony - what you need to know!
For intermediate players, the book offers:
In-depth treatment of jazz harmony, with copious examples from the masters of the tradition
Ideas for becoming a musical storyteller
Skills needed to show up at a jam session and confidently perform a tune
For more advanced players, the book discusses:
Using advanced harmony to build and release tension
Taking jazz vocabulary, harmony and form into the realm of freedom
How to practice efficiently to become a well-rounded, continually improving soloist
This amazing book is a comprehensive method to playing and improvising. I am on the same page with everything Tim is saying. A great book! .
A masterpiece of valuable jazz information. A must-have book for all jazz teachers and serious students.
A concise and thorough book on how to play saxophone in a jazz setting. Highly recommended for students of jazz music.