The first in The Savvy Guide To... series by Buster Birch, written for any musicians on any instrument interested in learning how to learn to improvise. Unlike a lot of other available material on this subject it isn't just about the theory. It is about the process and provides a series of practical exercises that break down, what can feel like for some, a huge leap in to small manageable steps. It is a tried and tested practical method that is thorough and follows a sequence of exercises that move the student away from playing scales up and down to creating melodic phrases, which gives them the confidence to improvise without getting lost in the form of the music. Not only a great resource for any musicians new to improvising, this method can also enable teachers to give their students a structured and clear pathway towards learning to improvise.
This interactive digital book includes...
Over 18,000 words of text giving clear guidance and instruction for each exercise and harmonic analysis showing how each scale fits with each chord sequence
369 notated musical examples
A thorough practice routine and series of exercises in all 12 keys with audio to accompany every piece of notation
1340 play-along audio files embedded directly in the book
7 different backing tracks for practicing improvising in various different styles, including Swing, Bossa Nova, Pop and Blues, with all exercises in all 12 keys
There are four versions of the book available for Concert Pitch, Bass Clef, Bb and Eb keys.
For Apple Mac and iPad and iPhone