Tuition Videos & Physical Book Bundle
The Tuition Videos
The Jazz Improvisation Basic Training video lesson series is a 10-part course within which I delve into the key aspects of my book, Jazz Improvisation Basic Training. The videos showcase performance based demonstrations, providing further context for the material laid out in the book. The videos are compatible with any smartphone, tablet or laptop.
You can purchase the video series exclusively, or bundled with either a printed copy of the book (UK only) or the E-book (worldwide).
Once purchased, you will gain access to a page permitting the option to either stream the videos online or to download the videos directly to your device.
Jazz Improvisation Basic Training provides a comprehensive breakdown of entry-level jazz harmony and a step-by-step guide to improvisation. Complete with musical examples, you will discover and explore the basis of the jazz vocabulary, beginning with concepts as simple as the major scale, culminating with methods championed by the greats to form your own improvised melodies.
This isn’t a “patterns for jazz” book, or an archive of “licks”. The aim here is for you to develop an understanding of how harmony is formed, strengthen your technique and, in turn, develop your own original ideas.
Lesson 1. The Major Scale
Lesson 2. Modes of the Major Scale
Lesson 3. II-V-I and the Cycle of 4ths
Lesson 4. Flat 9 on the Dominant and the Diminished Scale
Lesson 5. Chromatic Approach Notes
Lesson 6. The Blues – Part 1. The Pentatonic Scale and the Blues Scale
Lesson 7. The Blues – Part 2. The 12 Bar-Blues Progression
Lesson 8. The Blues – Part 3. Reharmonisation of a Blues, and Turnarounds.
Lesson 9. Triads
Lesson 10. Bebop Scales and Chromaticism