Beginning/Intermediate. This is the culmination of Jamey's 30 years as one of the world's leading jazz exponents. Volume 1 has unlocked the mysteries of jazz improv for a whole generation of musicians who previously had nowhere to turn for competent rhythm sections and accurate instruction. Features 9 demonstration tracks of Jamey playing the exercises and soloing. The importance of the basic exercises becomes more apparant when you actually hear how the phrases are supposed to sound, and Jamey's solos are the perfect demonstration of how to solo with the CD. Presented in a manner that is easy to understand and inspiring for all musicians wishing to explore the secrets of jazz improv. Includes chapters on scales/chords, developing creativity, improv fundamentals, 12 Blues Scales, Bebop Scales, pentatonic scales, time and feeling, melodic development, ii/V7s, related scales and modes, practical exercises/patterns and licks, Dominant 7th tree of scale choices, nomenclature, chromaticism, scale syllabus, and more! This set, along with Volume 24, MAJOR AND MINOR, can greatly open your ears and improve your playing.Music is fun and this set is the first step to enjoying it. CD includes Blues in Bb and F, Dorian minor tracks, four-measure cadences, cycle of dominants, 24-measure song, and ii/V7 in all keys. Book includes transposed parts for all instruments. RHYTHM SECTION IS: Jamey Aebersold, Piano; Rufus Reid, Bass; Jonathan Higgins, Drums.