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    • #146624
      piamission
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      I suggest two books for anyone interested in Jazz and Improvisation: 1. Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner und 2. Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovich. Both books are not about jazz theory. They take the reader far beyond theory – they ultimately lead him to himself. Improvisation is self -expression. And that self – expression is inhibited by too much thinking about theory. Of course, theory must also be learnd. Similar to learning a new language.
      I am enclosing two recommended online sites on jazz and improvisation: http://www.jazzadvice.com und http://www.learnjazzstandards.com
      Have fun

    • #146638
      jbouse70
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      That sounds very helpful. I am interested in jazz playing.
      for what it’s worth, I picked up a book by Greg Fishman. The
      book has 10 original jazz pieces, with chords and trumpet melody
      written out. There is an accompanying CD that has the songs with
      the trumpet, piano, bass and drums. They repeat without the
      trumpet for you to play the trumpet part.

      The book is “Jazz Phrasing for Trumpet Volume 1” by Greg Fishman.
      Published by Greg Fishman Jazz Studios, Evanston, Illinois.

    • #146707
      Greg Spence
      Keymaster

      I would also recommend The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. It is HEAVY stuff but would highly recommend it to serious jazzers.

    • #146708
      Greg Spence
      Keymaster

      I would also recommend The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. It is HEAVY stuff but would highly recommend it to serious jazzers.

    • #146770
      PHK
      Participant

      For anyone UK based I can highly recommend Jazz School UK – The Shoefactory. They run courses through the year and get in the very best UK teachers, including Steve Waterman for trumpet.
      https://jazzschool.co.uk
      There are others.

      If you want private online tuition with one of the best players in the UK I can recommend Neil Yates. Watch his Jazzometry presentation.

      His website https://www.neilyates.co.uk

      His approach is very original and well worth exploring.

    • #146777
      piamission
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      Thanks Paul!
      Jazz in all its facets is the music I like the most. I was not aware of Neil Yates’ ideas. I’m very glad about your recommendation. I’ll definitely take a closer look at ‘Jazzometry’.
      Cheers Pia

    • #146778
      piamission
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      Thanks to you too, Greg, for recommending Mark Levine’s Jazz Piano Book – not only for pianists! The market is large and unpredictable when it comes to good teaching material.
      Cheers Pia

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