We’re Talkin' Bebop, a melodic approach for developing a bebop-style jazz vocabulary, by Rich Willey

 
9780977750399: We’re Talkin' Bebop, a melodic approach for developing a bebop-style jazz vocabulary, by Rich Willey

This book contains 150 bebop jazz phrases designed to jump start the creative process in your more-fertile-than-you-ever-thought imagination. Each passage is presented in every key, allowing trumpet players, alto sax players, flutists, guitarists and French horn players to have fun and improve their bebop vocabulary together. This volume starts with 50 short melodies built on major chords followed by 50 melodies built on minor chords, and concludes with 50 melodies built on dominant chords. Rich also offers suggestions to help you attain fluency when improvising in the bopbop jazz idiom, and to help you "discover" and create some of those "nutty" sounds you've heard from the greats. You'll be reminded of bebop legends while you're playing these melodies; Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Hank Mobley and Kenny Dorham have their musical fingerprints all over these phrases. Learn to come up with your own sounds the way they did, starting with many of the same melodic fragments that became the very fabric of the bebop genre. Comes with a page containing a link to easily download the play-along files, both MIDI and mp3, and includes suggestions for maximizing these play-along tools. Shipped directly from author/publisher and beautifully printed on high-quality paper and GBC comb-bound with protective mylar outer covers.

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