Neil Shaw-Hulme/Joseph Alexander: Major II V I Bebop Soloing For Jazz Saxophone - Volume 1

Books | Saxophone

Publisher: Fundamental Changes
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

Containing over an hour of audio examples and backing tracks, Fundamental Changes is a logical, in-depth soloing study of the important major II V I chord progressions in jazz.

Aimed at the intermediate saxophonist or first time jazz soloist, this comprehensive work takes the student from first principles, right through to the advanced substitutions and extensions that can be played over each chord of the progression.

The focus of the book is on playing rather than theory, and while there is often a brief explaination of the necessary concepts involved, each of the 20 chapters emphasises playing and creating music.

Fundamental Changes contains 163 individual notated examples. Each musical example has a corresponding audio file and they are all available for free download from

In addition, there are 6 backing tracks for the student to use while practicing the jazz lines they are learning to construct.

The concept is to get students playing jazz quickly, and absorbing the theory naturally.

Major II V I Soloing For Bebop Saxophone covers: arpeggios, extensions, chromatic approach notes, the bebop scale, the tritone substitution, key changes and much more.

ISBN: 9781910403259
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 02 July 2015
No of pages: 73
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9781500746896

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        Breaks down a complex process into simple steps. Outstanding.
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        Published on: 14 October 2016