Eric Marienthal: Comprehensive Jazz Studies & Exercises

Eric Marienthal: Comprehensive Jazz Studies & Exercises

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This comprehensive text is extraordinary value. It allows you to improve your physical coordination by presenting studies that you will actually feel building your technique in no time. The chord qualities - major, minor, dominant, melodic minor, diminished, pentatonic & blues - form the chapters of the book and each has 5 parts specifically using this chord.

Part One are Chord Scale exercises (12 keys and a different rhythmic for each); Part Two are Motif Exercises (excellent short phrases using intervals ranging form a minor 2nd through to an octave); Part Three are 50 Finger Exercises which are interesting one bar phrases that could be developed into motifs themselves; Part Four are Extended Motifs which are 5 different ideas written out in all 12 keys; and finally Part Five, which are actual solos full of 'jazz language'.

If you're serious about building your technique, improving your hearing and developing laser like sight-reading skills, this is a brilliant edition to get - and it's true value for money !
Book, 192 pages.