Newly-revised format features a 274 page book, two audio play-along / demonstration CDs, and a third CD with 168 printable PDF pages of transcribed solos (from the audio CDs) transposed for C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments! All aspiring jazz players find themselves at a point in their development where they are ready to go from playing "right notes" to playing meaningful solos, and making this essential leap can be frustrating. Intermediate Jazz Improvisation is for everyone wishing to bridge the gap between playing scales, chords, and licks to playing realistic, flowing jazz lines. It's specifically designed to build upon the knowledge you already have (basic chord and scale knowledge) to improve your understanding and skills as a soloist. The 2 play-along CDs include selected tracks from Aebersold play-alongs coordinated with exercises and solo examples played on a separate channel and notated in the book. All parts in the book are transposed for all instruments.
"Useful for both private and classroom settings. Expanded version includes 168 pages of additional transcribed solos from the audio CDs in a third CD of printable PDFs (all transposed for your key)! The large, information-packed book is 276 spiral-bound pages and includes transposed parts for B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments. This popular book has become a classic! Testimonials are many about how this book is helping musicians who feel they're on a plateau in their development! Highly recommended. In-depth, complete, and extensive don't even begin to describe the information in Intermediate Jazz Improvisation. With over 400 pages, this is one of the most extensive study books I have seen on the market today. And since it is published by Jamey Aebersold, you know it comes with play-along CDs. The topics covered in this book include the following: chromatic scales, half-diminished and altered dominant chords, melodic connecting and major cadences, cycles, turnarounds and sequences, substitutions, and symmetrical scales. Before each explanation about the topic at hand, patterns and exercises are given to illustrate the concepts. Once the patterns and theory (from the explanations) are learned, the student can flip to the second half of the book and apply the techniques to the sample jazz-standard tunes which are on the 2 CDs found in the back of the book. Additionally, here the student can study written solos that incorporate the various techniques which are very conveniently labeled, aiding the student's analysis. This is an amazing book. With it's clear practice exercises and extensive essays, it will certainly assist in guiding any student along the right path." ---Joshua Musselwhite, Jazz Improv Magazine review