Jazz Phrasing for Saxophone features ten melodic songs which are easy to play, yet convey the essence of mainstream (Swing/Bebop/Bossa) jazz vocabulary. The pieces are catchy and melodic, demonstrating the use of sequence and voice-leading to make a musical statement.
The app includes sheet music and play-along tracks featuring a world-class rhythm section, plus Greg Fishman demonstrating each piece on saxophone. In addition, there are play-along tracks with just the rhythm section, so users have the option of playing along with Greg Fishman or with just the rhythm section.
All pages turn automatically, and are synchronized with the play-along tracks for a great "hands-free" experience while playing the songs along with the app. Navigation is easy with a drop-down menu which lets the user select any song in the app for direct access.
Jazz Phrasing for Saxophone, Vol. 1 is the "prequel" to Greg Fishman's more advanced books, Jazz Saxophone Etudes and Jazz Saxophone Duets, and will provide valuable insights into a melodic approach to jazz improvisation. This book is recommended for saxophonists of all levels who wish to improve their tone, articulation, phrasing, and understanding of thematic development.
Special Features of Jazz Phrasing for Saxophone:
• Suggested Use Section - Provides detailed instructions on a variety of ways to work with the book.
• Idiomatically Correct - Every song lays comfortably, in the best playing register on the saxophone.
• Style & Analysis Section - Provides clear, concise explanations of sequence, variation and voice-leading
• Thematic Index - Lets you compare the opening themes of all ten songs in a convenient two page "at-a-glance" format. Also includes detailed information on the opening interval of each song, as well as harmonic context of the opening interval. [10/16/12 6:36:31 PM] Greg Fishman: www.gregfishmanjazzstudios.com/ipadphrasing.html