This is lesson 1B of the beginner jazz improvisation series for tenor sax. In this series of lessons I will take you from the very beginning and teach you how to improvise. I cover the same material as the alto sax jazz improvisation lesson but focus on the tenor and it’s keys. In this lesson, I continue where I left off in lesson 1A and finish teaching you the C major scale, the D dorian scale, the G mixolydian scale and the chords that these work over. I show you how to learn these scales and the chords as well as how to practice them with some Aebersold play alongs. I teach you the A blues scale and talk about how to use it against C major and A minor. Most teachers, will leave you with the scales and not teach further. Instead of just doing that, I go on to spend time talking about hearing the resolution points within each scale and chord. I teach you what to listen for when improvising and how to use this to create your solos. My teaching goal, is not to just teach you a scale but to teach you how to hear and use the notes you are learning in those scales to create beautiful solos.
As you study and practice through the Beginner Jazz Improvisation Series, you will learn your basic chords and scales in every key as well as how to improvise in a fluent way over some common jazz standards. This is a must lesson series for anyone who has always wanted to learn to improvise but has never known how. I demonstrate all the material on my tenor saxophone so you can not only hear me talk about these concepts but also hear and see me play them.
(Audio,Video & PDF) (36 Minute Video Lesson)