This superb new set of etudes fills a major gap in the musical resources for the aspiring jazz saxophonist . Master player Greg Fishman demonstrates the concepts of soloing to those students who know their chords and scales but lack the musical vocabulary to create professional-level solos. These twelve jazz etudes are enjoyable to play, yet present some technical challenges. But most importantly this album will allow you to play through the chord changes in a musical manner while clearly expressing the song's harmonic structure. The etudes are based on familiar chord progressions, including blues, rhythm changes, and a variety of common standard 32-bar song forms.This unique and terrifically rewarding album will become part of you complete practice regimen!
Jazz Saxophone Etudes Volume 4 features twelve intermediate-advanced jazz etudes. This book and play-along CD set will take you through a variety of tempos that are designed to correspond to the flow of a live jazz club performance. The chord changes are based on popular standards that are easily recognizable. This book includes both alto and tenor CDs, detailed instructions for suggested use, plus a section on style & analysis of the etudes. These etudes will help you phrase like a pro, develop an ear for nailing the changes, and improve your technical command of the horn. Features twelve etudes - three medium tempo jazz etudes, three up-tempo bop style etudes, two jazz waltzes, a lyrical ballad, two bossa novas and an old-school, slow blues.