This book is for the new or advancing jazz musician learning to improvise using the seven major modes over the appropriate chords Book also contains improvisation basics and modal practice songs All songs and most exercises are written out to seven flats and sharps Book includes link to free online modal play along in video format If you are still struggling with modal improvisation, it s time to read this book....
|Title||:||Scales A La Mode: an introduction to modal improvisation|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform December 6, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||114 pages|
|File Size||:||582 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Scales A La Mode: an introduction to modal improvisation Reviews
This is a great book!!!! I have had this book for a while now and I love it. I have never seen scales presented this way before. We all know that if we want to be great at improve, we have to know our scales so that we can play in any key. It takes practice to be a great musician. While this book says it is an "introduction" to modal improvisation, it goes way beyond a simple introduction! This is the 2nd book I have bought from this authors and they are both exceptional.
A stellar presentation of basic modal theory with the emphasis on parallel modes. I find this a very easy way to internalize modes, as opposed to the relative modes, especially at the beginning. It is just the right amount of information to be effective and fun. Although the modes are done in a single octave it is easy to work with a scale book and drop in the higher or lower notes. This is useful for all styles. Additionally "Scales A La Mode" serves as a terrific introduction to "Around the Horn", which I think of as the super advanced version of the same material.
Attention Jazz Band Directors: This is the book you need for your students to develop a thorough, and practical understanding of scale modes and using them in their improvisational solos. As a Jazz Band adjudicator, I've heard too many soloists who need the guidance this book can provide. It progresses at a pace that is slow enough for the novice to understand, while keeping the interest to practice and to realize success in playing music that fits the harmonic progression of a jazz arrangement. Students with a more advanced understanding of scales and modes can also benefit from the logical placement of examples and exercises in all keys. The website also offers extra motivation with chordal accompaniment.