Minor Is Major!
is the acclaimed book by Dan Greenblatt
on mastering notes, patterns and harmonic structures when moving away from major keys. Providing you with a solid foundation for improvising and composing within minor keys, this authoritative tutor on jazz playing will show you precisely how Minor Is Major
If your confidence lies in the major key and you become unsure once a tune moves outside of this, Minor Is Major! is most definitely the book for you. Dan Greenblatt gives you hundreds of ways to navigate through the tricky parts of playing jazz, such as chord progressions, scale choices, 'hidden chords' and melodic patterns based on scale intervals.
With clear explanations of the harmonic and melodic minor scales that delves into both the theoretical and practical properties of each, this is truly an indispensable guide. Not only this, but the book analyses how different types of scales can be applied to minor-key progressions, so you can adapt what you already know to an unfamiliar-sounding concept. Not only this, but the book features a vast number of transcriptions of some of the great jazz improvisers to help you gain an insight into how the masters attained their mastery over the minor key. Legends like Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Chick Corea and Dizzy Gillespie among many others are represented, and there are truly no better musicians to learn from.
After you have learned the theory and analysed the masters, the book also contains a number of etudes to help you hear and play melodic ideas, as well as other exercises to help you gain the practical skills you need to have confidence playing in the minor key.