A Study Guide for Developing Soloists - 260+ page Spiral Bound Book and 3 CD's. By George Bouchard. New expanded edition.
All aspiring jazz players find themselves at a point in their development where they are ready to go from playing "right notes" to actually playing meaningful solos. Making this transition can be as frustrating as it is essential. Intermediate Jazz Improvisation is for everyone wishing to bridge the gap between playing scales, chords and licks to playing realistic, flowing jazz lines! It's specifically designed to build upon the knowledge you already have and to improve your understanding and skills as a soloist.
The 2 Play-A-Long CD's include selected tracks from Aebersold Play-A-Longs coordinated with exercises and solo examples played on a separate channel and notated in the book. All parts in the book are transposed for all instruments. Useful for both private and classroom settings. Expanded version includes a 3rd CD (CD ROM) with PDFs of over 150 pages of additional transcribed solos from the CD's transposed for C, Bb, Eb, and bass clef instruments. This popular book has become a classic! Testimonials are many about how this book is helping musicians who feel they're on a "plateau" in their development! Highly recommended.