Jazz Improvisation Basic Training provides a comprehensive breakdown of entry-level jazz harmony and a step-by-step guide to improvisation. Complete with musical examples, you will discover and explore the basis of the jazz vocabulary, beginning with concepts as simple as the major scale, culminating with methods championed by the greats to form your own improvised melodies.
This isn't a "patterns for jazz" book, or an archive of "licks". The aim here is for you to develop an understanding of how harmony is formed, strengthen your technique and, in turn, develop your own original ideas.
The subject matter in this book is applicable to all instrumentalists, though all musical examples are written in the treble clef.