Jazz Improvisation: A Pocket Guide

February 2005
Teaching Music;Feb2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p78
The article presents an overview of the book "Jazz Improvisation: A Pocket Guide." The book is a quick reference for the theory and techniques needed to play jazz. This guide is only 3.5 by 5.5 inches and can be used like a dictionary to look up unfamiliar chords or scales. There are sections with tips and examples explaining chords and symbols; basic and sophisticated scale choices; the II-V-I chord progression and common variations; major, minor, and bebop scales in 12-bar blues; and chord voicings.


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