Ready, Aim, Improvise!
As taught at Berklee College of Music READY, AIM, IMPROVISE! explores the critical areas involved in learning how to improvise, including: music theory, jazz harmony, ear training, jazz execution, jazz vocabulary, practicing, self-critiquing, career planning, and much more. READY, AIM, IMPROVISE! is filled with musical examples, exercises and practice routines that help make the learning process easy and enjoyable. The accompanying audio tracks feature modal, key-area and modulating chord progressions performed at a slow, manageable tempo. READY, AIM, IMPROVISE! is a clear, comprehensive study of the most important steps in a jazz musicians education. Don't be surprised if it gets you practicing more and playing better in no time at all! So get READY... AIM... IMPROVISE!
Part one: Preparation
3. Ear Training
4. Repertoire and Embellishment: How Improvising Evolved
Part two: Jazz Vocabulary
5. Execution (How to Play)
6. Content (What to Play)
7. Characteristics of Content and Execution in Traditional and Modern Jazz Styles