This is a beginner improviser series for tenor sax. In this series of lessons I will take you from the very beginning and teach you how to improvise.
In this lesson 12B, We will talk about how to review the scales and chords that we have learned so far in the series. Reviewing and deepening your knowledge of the material is vital to becoming a well rounded and proficient jazz improviser. I run you through an exercise to develop your ears by playing simple ideas which you must play back to me. I teach you how to use each of these scales to come up with melodic material to play over the Aebersold play alongs. I spend a lot of time talking about hearing the resolution points within each scale and chord and what to listen for when improvising. My goal with these series of lessons is too teach you all the basic chords and scales in every key and get you improvising in a fluent way over some common jazz standards. I demonstrate all the material on my tenor saxophone. (32 Minute Video & PDF)