- File Size: 12344 KB
- Print Length: 84 pages
- Publisher: Sher Music; 1 edition (January 12, 2011)
- Publication Date: January 12, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004KA9UWA
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- Word Wise: Enabled
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The Blues Scales - C Version Kindle Edition
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I learned quite by accident from the forum "All About Jazz." As a jazz educator with a large experience I am constantly looking for educational material on jazz harmony, theory, improvisation and composition, and also on specific topics - like this book of Dan Greenblatt.
Question the use of blues scales in improvisation has always regarded books on improvisation, and one would ask: "What is new, this book adds to the theme than others? "
Blues scales - a topic that usually takes a maximum of 2 pages a regular book of jazz theory, here extends to 80 pages.
Firstly a clear and precise representation of the two basic blues scales - major and minor. This division is clearly and systematically preserved in all musical examples till the end of the book.
Since the beginning of exercises are given to each of these scales separately, and then demonstrates the transition from one type to another blues scale in the same melodic line. Along the way, points to the difficulty for a jazz musician in the constant use of these scales that introduce an element of monotony in the refined jazz melody. This view inevitably leads to a situation where the mutual infiltration of the blues and non blues elements in improvisation (chapter 3,4) - in bebop, fusion.
In addition, the book provides a blues vocabulary of real, rather than contrived blues licks, which are connected not just with a guitar. Here I really do not have enough examples of blues vocals - in the end, Louis Armstrong played blues on trumpet exactly as he sang ; the same can be said about Ray Charles, and his playing on piano and saxophone.
In general, the book is very practical, contains a lot of exercise, highly professional recorded examples and playbacks for training.