Book Review: Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

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Title: Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation Author: Ramon Ricker No. Pages: 84 Difficulty Level: 4 – 7 Content: 37 Pages of explanation, theory and analysis followed by 40 pages of exercises. The exercises include “Diatonic Exercises”, “Chromatic Exercises”, “Exercises on … Continued

Book Review: How to Improvise

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Title: How to Improvise Author: Hal Crook Copyright: 1991 Number of Pages: 185 Difficulty Level: 4 to 7 Content: Here’s a fifty / fifty mix of text and musical examples. In How to Improvise, Crook offers a detailed regime which … Continued

Book Review: The Complete Solfeggi

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Title: The Complete Solfeggi Composer: Giuseppe Concone Editor: John Korak No. Pages: 144 Copyright Date: 1998 Content: Thirty Daily Exercises, Op. 11 Fifty Lessons, Op. 9 Twenty-five Lessons, Op. 10 Fifteen Vocalises, Op. 12 Forty Lessons, Op. 17   Includes … Continued

The Physical Trumpet Pyramid

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The Physical Trumpet Pyramid is a method I developed in the mid 1980’s. It is the concept behind my Daily Routines and Chops Express books and the foundation for the physical side of my trumpet teaching. Interestingly, the original edition … Continued