I just finished a brand new Neffmusic book that I am very excited about. The description is below:
An inside approach to outside playing using pentatonics, chromaticism, 3-tonic systems and intervallic patterns to produce modern lines in the style of Michael Brecker and Bob Berg. Devastating Minor Lines contains 100 16th note lines written out in all 12 keys that can be used over minor tonalities. These lines give the student functional ideas that weave in and out of the tonality to produce a modern and “outside” sound.
This PDF book is 162 pages long and is written out in all 12 minor keys.
Included with this book are:
13 tracks of me playing each line in the key of D minor- I am providing these mp3’s as a resource so that you can hear how each line sounds on the tenor sax. I play many of them at different speeds.
Here is a 2 minute sample from the lines in the book! Devastating Minor Sample Clip
A Play-Along in C Minor Concert-this is good sounding play along I created to get you started. I suggest marking the ones you really like in D minor and then working on your favorites in the other keys……
A 34 Minute Video Lesson-a video lesson about the book and how to best practice from it. I demonstrate the concepts using the tenor saxophone………..
This book is an excellent resource for intermediate to advanced students of jazz improvisation and will help you to develop some great modern lines that will amaze you friends and make your competition shudder………..
The lines in this book are not for the faint of heart, it will take a lot of practice and hard work to get them down. Don’t give up, stay focused and you too can master these modern devastating lines to amaze your friends, family and fellow musicians…………..
Remember, use the power and knowledge these lines give you for good, not evil. In the wrong hands these could cause severe damage and even brain trauma. Overused, and other musicians might become jealous of your “awesomeness” and you might never get called for the gig again. Used to the right degree though, and your future will be bright.
Have Fun, Steve