Getting into improvisation and approaching jazz improvisation is completely linked to playing bebop.
There is no way around it.
It sounds really great
As saxophone players we must have some knowledge of how the bebop language is put together and how we can apply this into our own playing.
Bebop is where all modern jazz improvisation started.
In this tutorial
1. Why is Bebop so important to modern jazz improvisation?
2. What are chromatic surrounding notes?
3. Build licks and lines using chromatic surrounding notes
4. How do you practice chromatic surrounding notes the best?
5. Apply chromatic surrounding notes into your own playing
6. Show, play and analyse two licks using chromatic surrounding notes
00:00 HOW TO USE BEBOP CHROMATIC SURROUNDING NOTES
00:40 Søren is playing confirmation – using chromatic surrounding notes
00:57 In this tutorial
01:26 1. Why is Bebop so important to modern jazz improvisation?
02:38 2. What are chromatic surrounding notes?
05:20 3. Build licks and lines using chromatic surrounding notes
08:09 4. How do you practice chromatic surrounding notes the best?
09:25 5. Apply chromatic surrounding notes into your own playing
11:32 Exercises and licks
12:19 6. Show, play and analyse two licks using chromatic surrounding notes
13:24 Second example lick
14:40 Creating great bebop jazz lines
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mouthpiece is an old Otto Link Babbit – refaced from opening 6 to opening 8/8,5
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