Learning to be a great jazz improviser is a life long journey. If you love jazz and are drawn to the vision of standing in front of a crowd as you improvise a great jazz solo, then you are more than likely ready to take your first steps to get there. The question I hear about most from potential students is “Where do I start?”. This can be overwhelming for a beginning jazz student. There are so many books and methods out there that a student has no idea where to start. In this beginner jazz improvisation series for the alto saxophone I teach you a balanced approach to learning to improvise.
I will take you from the very beginning and teach you how to improvise just as if you were a new student coming in to my studio in person. In this lesson I teach 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 them and the chords as well as how to practice them with some Aebersold play alongs. I also show you the A blues scale and talk about how to use it against C major and A minor. Rather than just stopping there, I go a step further by teaching you how to hear the resolution points within each scale and chord and what to listen for when improvising. Once you can hear these tensions and resolutions it will help and empower you to create your own unique and personal lines and solos. 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. (Audio,Video & PDF) (32 Minute Video Lesson)