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Amazing PhrasingItem #: HL.00311108
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by Hal Leonard
Written by Dennis Taylor.
50 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills. Sax Instruction. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 104 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00311108)
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Found in: Jazz Saxophone Lessons
Amazing Phrasing is for any sax player interested in learning how to improvise and how to improve their creative phrasing. The ideas are divided into three sections: Harmony (explores scales, arpeggios, chord substitutions, harmonic embellishments, and other harmonic phrasing ideas), Rhythm (covers legato tonguing, swing feel, rhythmic displacement, how to manipulate time, and other aspects of rhythmic phrasing), Melody (discusses contour lines, making patterns musical, developing a motif, building a solo, and many other melodic phrasing ideas). The companion CD contains demos for listening, as well as many play-along examples so you can practice improvising over various musical styles and progressions.