This is a beginner improviser series for alto sax. In this series of lessons I will take you from the very beginning and teach you how to improvise.
In this lesson 6B, I will show you how to start practicing what you know around the circle of fifths. I use Jamey Aebersolds #24 and 84 to show you how to start playing to progressions that change every 8 bars or 16 bars. I show you how to play in phrases so that you can keep track of where you are in the progression. I give you a number of great tips and hints to help you succeed and keep from getting lost while 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 alto saxophone. (Video) (34 minutes)