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Improvising Jazz : A Fireside book - Jerry Coker

Improvising Jazz

A Fireside book

Paperback Published: 15th September 1986
ISBN: 9780671628291
Number Of Pages: 115

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Both the beginning performer and the curious listener will gain from this book, as Coker explains the major concepts of jazz, including blues, harmony, swing and the characteristic chord progressions. A self-teaching guide is included, and gives the aspiring improviser help in employing fundamental musical and theoretical tools.

Introductionp. 1
The Improvisor's Basic Toolsp. 3
An Introduction to Melodyp. 12
The Rhythm Sectionp. 20
The First Playing Sessionp. 26
Development of the Earp. 34
Further Study of Chord Typesp. 38
Swingp. 45
The Diminished Scalep. 50
Analysis and Development of Melodyp. 54
Chord Superimpositionp. 63
Functional Harmonyp. 71
Appendix Ap. 81
Appendix Bp. 83
Appendix Cp. 85
Appendix Dp. 88
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ISBN: 9780671628291
ISBN-10: 0671628291
Series: A Fireside book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 115
Published: 15th September 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 19.1  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1