Aural Skills for the Improvising Musician
for: Instrument in C (high and low), B-flat or E-flat (flute /violin /clarinet /saxophone /trumpet /horn /trombone /guitar /keyboard /piano /bass)
Music lesson book, playback-CD
From Thom Mason comes a fun and interesting guide to help you develop aural skills and refine your musical ear! This book focuses on improving your technique in hearing pitches, rhythms, melodies, and chord progressions, as directly to applied to actual music in the jazz repertoire. The text will help you to hear music in your head from the written page, transcribe, and sight sing, all the while making it musical through appropriate jazz phrasing and articulations. The valuable lessons learned can be applied to any instrument or voice, with skills that transcend jazz, useful in all styles of music.