Creating the Jazz SoloCreating the Jazz Solo

The discussion around Armstrong's “Gut Bucket Blues” solo is expanded in Hobson, 12. Ory, “The Hot Five Sessions,” 13. ... Ory, “The Hot Five Sessions,” Creating Jazz Counterpoint, 124–25. 17. St. Cyr, “Interview January 31, 1969.” 18.

Author: Vic Hobson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496819819


Page: 288

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Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong tried to explain how singing with a barbershop quartet on the streets of New Orleans was foundational to his musicianship. Until now, there has been no in-depth inquiry into what he meant when he said, "I figure singing and playing is the same," or, "Singing was more into my blood than the trumpet." Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony shows that Armstrong understood exactly the relationship between what he sang and what he played, and that he meant these comments to be taken literally: he was singing through his horn. To describe the relationship between what Armstrong sang and played, author Vic Hobson discusses elements of music theory with a style accessible even to readers with little or no musical background. Jazz is a music that is often performed by people with limited formal musical education. Armstrong did not analyze what he played in theoretical terms. Instead, he thought about it in terms of the voices in a barbershop quartet. Understanding how Armstrong, and other pioneer jazz musicians of his generation, learned to play jazz and how he used his background of singing in a quartet to develop the jazz solo has fundamental implications for the teaching of jazz history and performance today. This assertive book provides an approachable foundation for current musicians to unlock the magic and understand jazz the Louis Armstrong way.

How to Create and Develop a Jazz Sax SoloHow to Create and Develop a Jazz Sax Solo

The purpose of this book is to help the student answer the question, 'What do Iplay?


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781609749286


Page: 88

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The purpose of this book is to help the student answer the question, 'What do Iplay?' It discusses elements of jazz, seventh chords, blues, riffs, vertical andhorizontal improvisation, playing through the changes, rhythm patterns, the scalar approach, substitution and much more!

Building a jazz vocabularyBuilding a jazz vocabulary

(Jazz Book). A valuable resource for learning the basics of jazz from Mike Steinel of the University of North Texas.

Author: Mike Steinel

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: UCSD:31822017591157


Page: 177

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(Jazz Book). A valuable resource for learning the basics of jazz from Mike Steinel of the University of North Texas. It covers the basics of jazz, how to build effective solos, a comprehensive practice routine, and a jazz vocabulary of the masters.

Jazz Anyone Book 3 Making MusicJazz Anyone Book 3 Making Music

UNIT 7 SOLO REFERENCE WITH ANALYSIS INTRODUCTION Transcribing and learning jazz solos is one of the most effective ways of becoming familiar with the jazz language . This has always been and will remain one of the formidable means of ...


Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing



Page: 80

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Making Music is the third book in the exciting Jazz Anyone...' series, a unique method to learn the art of jazz improvisation. Through the use of structured lessons and sequenced concepts involving exercises, licks and mini-charts, as well as recorded jazz tracks on two accompanying compact discs, a student can acquire invaluable improvisation skills.

Jazz Lead Guitar SolosJazz Lead Guitar Solos

This book teaches jazz guitarists how to apply their knowledge of scales, chord progressions, and music theory towards creating great guitar solos.

Author: Ron Manus

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739031589


Page: 96

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You know your scales, understand how to play over a chord progression, and learned enough music theory to fill an encyclopedia, but you still aren't satisfied with your solos. This book teaches jazz guitarists how to apply their knowledge of scales, chord progressions, and music theory towards creating great guitar solos. Eight full-length solos in a variety of styles are studied in detail, including analysis of chord progressions and the material used to improvise over them, techniques, and structural characteristics. Styles range from classic standards and Gypsy jazz to Latin, modal and smooth jazz. All eight solos are performed on the accompanying CD.

Experiencing JazzExperiencing Jazz

These quotes and memorized phrases can be strung together in many different ways to create new material. Phrases borrowed from the tradition could be ... Therefore, not everything played during a jazz solo is spontaneously created.

Author: Richard J. Lawn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135042684


Page: 480

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Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical context. Designed to introduce the novice to jazz, Experiencing Jazz describes the elements of music, and the characteristics and roles of different instruments. Prominent artists and styles from the roots of jazz to present day are relayed in a story-telling prose. This new edition features expanded coverage of women in jazz, the rise of jazz as a world music, the influence of Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz, and streaming audio. Features: Important musical trends are placed within a broad cultural, social, political, and economic context Music fundamentals are treated as integral to the understanding of jazz, and concepts are explained easily with graphic representations and audio examples Comprehensive treatment chronicles the roots of jazz in African music to present day Commonly overlooked styles, such as orchestral jazz, Cubop, and third-stream jazz are included Expanded and up-to-date coverage of women in jazz The media-rich companion website presents a comprehensive streaming audio library of key jazz recordings by leading artists integrated with interactive listening guides. Illustrated musical concepts with web-based tutorials and audio interviews of prominent musicians acquaint new listeners to the sounds, styles, and figures of jazz. Course components The complete course comprises the textbook and Online Access to Music token, which are available to purchase separately. The textbook and Online Access to Music Token can also be purchased together in the Experiencing Jazz Book and Online Access to Music Pack. Book and Online Access to Music Pack: 978-0-415-65935-2 (Paperback and Online Access to Music) Book Only: 978-0-415-69960-0 (please note this does not include the Online Access to Music) Online Access to Music Token: 978-0-415-83735-4 (please note this does not include the textbook) eBook and Online Access to Music Pack: 978-0-203-37981-3 (available from the Taylor & Francis eBookstore) ebook: 978-0-203-37985-1 (please note this does not include the audio and is available from the Taylor & Francis eBookstore)

Computational Intelligence in Music Sound Art and DesignComputational Intelligence in Music Sound Art and Design

Our method was successful in creating a jazz solo melody from fixed chords, but it does not produce a melody for untrained chords. In the future, we will generate more learning data and melodies from various chords.

Author: Anikó Ekárt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030166670


Page: 249

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoMUSART 2019, held in Leipzig, Germany, in April 2019, co-located with the Evo*2019 events EuroGP, EvoCOP and EvoApplications. The 16 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics and application areas, including: visual art and music generation, analysis, and interpretation; sound synthesis; architecture; video; poetry; design; and other creative tasks.

The Music of Eric MarienthalThe Music of Eric Marienthal

This book offers a great way to learn improvisation patterns and scales along with melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic jazz vocabulary.

Author: Eric Marienthal

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0757909957


Page: 96

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Eric Marienthal is a world-class saxophone artist, composer, arranger, and educator. As the leader of his own group on ten successful CDs, as a member of the contemporary jazz group Chick Corea and the Elektric Band, and on countless other recordings, Eric is all over the map. He has also published numerous improvisation books and videos. Eric has chosen 16 compositions in various styles of jazz, funk, and blues to demonstrate and share his improvising and composing skills. This book offers a great way to learn improvisation patterns and scales along with melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic jazz vocabulary. The Performing Artist Master Class CD includes an in-depth discussion by Eric of the following topics: jazz phrasing and articulation, ear training, creating a melodic solo, developing an idea, Latin feel, funky style ideas, playing over fast chord changes, and using motifs to build a solo. Features include: 16 condensed score leadsheets in concert key, 16 transcribed solos, transcription opportunity to transcribe Eric Marienthal's blues solo, Performing Artist Master Class CD, and discography/biography.


Improvised music is created “on the spot” by a musician who assumes the double role of performer and composer. ... Although occasional breaks and short solos existed in early jazz, the fully developed jazz solo did not appear until ...

Author: Robert Rawlins

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781476840871


Page: 272

View: 614

(Jazz Instruction). A one-of-a-kind book encompassing a wide scope of jazz topics, for beginners and pros of any instrument. A three-pronged approach was envisioned with the creation of this comprehensive resource: as an encyclopedia for ready reference, as a thorough methodology for the student, and as a workbook for the classroom, complete with ample exercises and conceptual discussion. Includes the basics of intervals, jazz harmony, scales and modes, ii-V-I cadences. For harmony, it covers: harmonic analysis, piano voicings and voice leading; modulations and modal interchange, and reharmonization. For performance, it takes players through: jazz piano comping, jazz tune forms, arranging techniques, improvisation, traditional jazz fundamentals, practice techniques, and much more!