There are things in life you cannot learn from books. Jazz, rock, and the blues are among them. To play these improvised styles of music, it's important to look beyond the sheet music and theory manuals. The process involves learning by ear, directly from the music itself. Learning by ear acquaints you with melody, harmony, and rhythm in terms of how these elements sound rather than how they look on paper. This familiarity lies at the very heart of improvising.
This book and its accompanying CD will serve as your guide as you develop your jazz, rock, and blues improvising talents. It introduces the experience to anyone with a year of basic Piano under their fingers. Improvisations featured on the CD will offer inspiration, and illustrate improvising techniques introduced in the text. Ultimately, you will be prepared for learning directly from the recordings of your favorite artists.