“KNOW BEFORE YOU BLOW” - BLUES EDITION
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Most every style of Jazz is derived from some form of the Blues. It is created from a basic I-IV-V chord progression, but capable of generating an array of complex substitutions. This simple progression is found in jazz, rock, swing, shuffle, country and even popular music. Learning to improvise over the blues is essential towards learning to improvise over any style of music.
“Know Before You Blow” is based upon a call & response approach to improvisation. Every scale, exercise & lick is first played by a studio professional prompting an identical response from the student. This phenomenal series, written in accommodating keys for trumpet, flute, trombone, clarinet, alto & tenor sax is ideal for private study or with any ensemble. Santorella's Publications' “Know Before You Blow” series is an unprecedented resource for improving one's ability to improvise in any playing situation.
The three styles of focus in the Blues Edition are Swing, Jazz/Rock & Shuffle. Every style is clearly defined on the articulation pages & each scale, lick & jazz head is written in every popular key. This Blues Volume includes 2 CDs and is the nucleus of the entire method. KBYB - Blues provides the basic beginnings for any student of jazz who wants to advance to the next level.
The blues has many dialects, not unlike any spoken language. If music is considered the universal language, then these many dialects are distinguished by their articulation, feel and rhythmic interpretations. The “blues” can be defined in literal terms as an emotion; one that is distraught, defeated or emotionally devastated due to misfortune. While the lyrics may often deal with personal adversity, the music itself tells a much deeper story. Most blues tunes are actually about overcoming hardship and adversity while expressing perseverance and optimism. From sadness, to persistence, to unbridled joy, no other form of music communicates these emotions with such clarity.
All types of jazz are derived from some form of the blues. It is created from a basic I-IV-V chord progression, but it also lends itself to an array of complex substitutions. After all is said, played and done, every tune returns to the I-Chord. This simple progression is found in jazz, rock, swing, shuffle, country and even popular music. It is the lowest common musical denominator other than the rare, one or two chord tunes. Learning to improvise over the blues provides the essential foundation that every musician draws from when playing jazz and/or improvising over many different styles and genres.
The premise of Santorella's “Know Before You Blow” Music Plus (+) One™ breakthrough jazz series is based on a call and response approach to improvisation. Every scale, lick, exercise and tune is first played by the best studio professionals in Los Angeles and then repeated by the student. This phenomenal method written by Chris Tedesco is arranged in accommodating keys for alto sax, tenor sax, clarinet, flute, trumpet and trombone. This blues volume includes a conductor's score and an edition for the entire rhythm section. “Know Before You Blow” is ideal for any jazz educator teaching students to play jazz at any level for any ensemble and is also extremely effective for individual private study.
This edition focuses on the Swing, Jazz Rock & Shuffle styles. Each style is clearly defined on the articulation pages preceding each section. Every scale, exercise, chord study & jazz head is written in every popular key. Santorella's “Know Before You Blow” improvisational series is available to all musicians as a phenomenal resource for improving their ability to play jazz. This blues volume is the nucleus of the entire series and covers the basic beginnings for every student of jazz.
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