Mike Steinel: Building a Jazz Vocabulary

Mike Steinel: Building a Jazz Vocabulary

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An excellent workbook with a logical approach to improvisation, for those musicians who want to learn, analyse and practice the ‘nuts and bolts’ of jazz music. Presented in four sections, you begin learning the most basic elements (“cells”) that songs are constructed from. There are many examples of these ‘cells’ as used in actual tunes and through exercises, gets you creating your own ideas using them. This approach really breaks down music into understandable pieces. Each chapter contains a small amount of theory but the intention is to get the reader playing the examples, and the final section devoted to Jazz Vocabulary, is filled with many examples of phrases played by pro musicians, unlike any other text available. An essential text for the musician who is serious about understanding and developing a comprehensive approach to improvisation.

“He has honed his clear-thinking approach to a fine degree and has distilled the elements of the jazz language down to their pure essence” – Dan Haerle, retired Professor of Jazz, University of North Texas.

Book, 175 pages.