50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills
for: Tenor saxophone (B-flat)
Music lesson book, online playback
Amazing Phrasing is for any tenor saxophone player interested in learning how to improvise and how to improve their creative phrasing. The ideas are divided into three main sections: Harmony - explores scales, arpeggios, chord substitutions, harmonic embellishments, and other harmonic phrasing ideas; Rhythm - covers legato tonguing, swing feel, rhythmic displacement, how to manipulate time and other aspects of rhythmic phrasing; Melody - discusses contour lines, making patterns musical, developing a motif, building a solo, and many other melodic phrasing ideas. The companion CD includes 26 full-band tracks in various musical styles for listening and play along. Also available for guitar, keyboard and trumpet.