is a practical and pleasing manual for any Alto saxophone player interested in learning how to improvise and improve their creative phrasing.
The ideas are divided into three intuitive sections:
Harmony which explores
- scales and barpeggios
- chord substitutions
- harmonic embellishments and other phrasing ideas
- legato tonguing
- swing feel
- rhythmic displacement
- how to manipulate and mix-up time and syncopation
- using contour lines
- making musical patterns
- developing motifs and building a solo
The companion CD contains demos for listening as well as many play-along examples so you can practice improvising over various musical styles and progressions.