Sunday, March 26, 2017
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Members - I'm always on the lookout for new stuff to add to the site. If you have stuff you want to share (like books, charts, songs, ideas, etc..), please send me an email and I'll share it with the community!


Greg Fishman - Jazz Phrasing For Beginners

Jazz Phrasing for Beginners is the perfect introduction to jazz for all aspiring saxophonists. The book features ten melodic pieces which are easy to play, yet convey the essence of mainstream (Swing/Bebop/Bossa) jazz vocabulary. The short, catchy pieces demonstrate how to use sequences and voice-leading to make a musical statement, while clearly outlining the chord progression, without the need for advanced technical or reading abilities.

CLICK HERE for more details about the new book, Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Greg Fishman.


Constructing Melodic Jazz Improvisation
by Brian Kane (

logoJOM.jpgA "MUST HAVE" series!!! Constructing Melodic Jazz Improvisation contains detailed explanations and analysis of the creative and improvisational techniques musicians use for style, phrasing, solo development, and motivic improvisation in an easy to follow step-by-step format. Ten progressively difficult chapters, containing dozens of improvisational exercises, explore jazz improvisation from creative, melodic and technical perspectives. The book is designed to meet all of the national standards and frameworks for music education and is a comprehensive improvisational curriculum for both individuals and classes. The book includes a 52 track play-a-long and demonstration CD and is available in Concert Key, Bass Clef, E Flat, and B Flat editions.

In addition, Brian will make available several free lessons that highlight information from each chapter. Here's an example:
PlayButton_blk.jpgLesson 1 - Practicing Location Within Form

For more information, visit