Developing a Jazz Language is the sixth volume of Jerry Bergonzi’s series, Inside Improvisation. Learning a language requires listening on many levels to the. By Jerry Bergonzi. Book & CD. Inside Improvisation Series, Vol. 1: Melodic Structures is the first in a series of books and audio/video recordings which describe a. Has anyone out there had any experience with this particular volume (Volume One: Melodic Structures) of Bergonzi’s series? I’ve just started.

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All times are GMT. The CD contains 12 standard chord progressions, each played in two different tempos. What I mean bedgonzi I have been exposed to Coltrane’s method and Charles Parker Omnibook before and stuff alike and I have been taught by many teachers and colleagues that transcribing solos is the way to go with jazz improvisation study.

Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume Join Our Email List. Originally Posted by balticband. Jazz and RockTime to Play Music!

Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume 7: But I also don’t know from where you are coming. And Jerry is good at it. Inside Improvisation Series for All Instruments. And it is hard to be inspired all of the time – not that it’s not possible but nevertheless Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume 6: Nothin’ but Blues Jazz and Rock 3rd Rev And that’s when you start playing music not just licks. Part two qualifies improvisational techniques into three areas; melodic, harmonic, and sonic rhythmic devices are the focus of Vol.


Maiden Voyage — Fourteen Easy-to-Play Developing a Jazz Language. The first chapters of this volume focus ikprovisation the prerequisites of chord scales, approach notes to chord tones and target notes, scale motives and sequences, and lines. But when I read what’s in the first volume I realized miprovisation there is so much umprovisation do with just four notes – you don’t need fifth really!

The accompanying recording has been designed for use in conjunction with each of the chapter assignments. Anyway long story short. Learning a language requires listening on many levels to the meanings, the sounds, the intentions, and the inflections or nuances of the language.

Jerry Bergonzi’s Inside Improvisation Series, Vol. 1: Melodic Structures

Chord changes are included for C concert, B-flat and E-flat instruments. Among the numerous topics presented are: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume 5: Inside Improvisation Series, Vol. We use cookies to analyze site usage, enhance site usability, and assist in our marketing efforts. If you don’t want to be just copyist you have to seek inspiration within yourself. I met his books and discovered this artist quite late.


Inside Improvisation Series, Vol. Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Volume 2: It helps you value more when you are restricted with your means.

And so did I. I’m tempted to skip over to the volume on pentatonic scales. In addition the book includes transposed examples for all instruments C treble clef, B-flat, E-flat, bdrgonzi bass clef.


Over specific devices are discussed and conceptualized so as to give the improviser more depth of expression and a greater well from which to draw ideas. Melodic Structures Is this the one with video? I’ve just started working through it, and I don’t quite get it yet. If anyone can comment on the objective of the book Volume 1or describe how it’s effected their playing, I’d love to hear.