ISBN 1-58560-711-8. blues, instructional jazz method.
Most every style of Jazz Music is derived from some form of the Blues. It is created from a basic I-IV-V chord progression, but capable of generating an array of complex substitutions. This simple progression is found in jazz, rock, swing, shuffle, country and even popular music. Learning to improvise over the blues is essential towards leading the path to improvising over any style of music or progression.
"Know Before You Blow" is based upon a call and response approach to improvisation. Every scale, exercise and lick is first played by a studio professional prompting an identical response from the student. This incredible series is written in accommodating keys for Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax and also includes a Conductor's Score as well as an edition for the Rhythm Section, therefore is ideal for private study or with an ensemble at most any level. Santorella's "Know Before You Blow" is an essential resource for improving oneís ability to improvise in any playing situation.
The three styles of focus in this Blues Edition are Swing, Jazz/Rock and Shuffle. Every style is clearly defined on the articulation pages and every scale, lick, exercise and head is progressively written in every popular key. This volume includes 2 CDs and is the nucleus of this methodic approach to improvisation. Santorella's "Know Before You Blow - Blues Edition" provides the basic beginnings for any student of jazz who wants to advance to the next level.
Santorella's Jazz Improvisation series is a revolutionary response driven concept in learning licks you can actually use in real life playing situations.