Beginner Jazz Improvisation Lesson 2A-Alto Sax

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This is lesson 2A in the beginner improvisation series for alto sax.  In this series of lessons I will take you from the very beginning and teach you how to improvise on the alto saxophone.  In lesson 2A I teach you the F major scale, the G dorian scale, the C mixolydian scale and the chords that these work over.   I teach you how to use these to immediately start improvising with music.  I also  show you how to practice these scales and chords as well as how to improvise with  them using some Jamey Aebersold play alongs.  I also show you the D blues scale and talk about how to use it against F major and D minor.  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. (Audio,Video & PDF) (31 Minute Video Lesson)

2 reviews for Beginner Jazz Improvisation Lesson 2A-Alto Sax

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    Another great Lesson, trading 2’s is a great way to improve my phrasing, additional advice builds on the previous lessons in this series. Good work Steve

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    Virginia Macdonald

    As a long-time paper-trained musician, my past experiences with attempting learn to play jazz (from the comfort of my own home) has been to pick up a book with a CD. I would quickly get discouraged by the lack of direction and give up. After watching your first two lessons for Beginner Jazz Improvisation I am happily on my way to understanding not only the how, but the why part of what I am doing. Having you explain and demonstrate through your videos exactly what I am listening for in each exercise makes such a huge difference. I feel like I can learn to do this in a methodical, linear way that I did not think was possible to do with jazz improvisation. Thank you.

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