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HANDBOOK
JAZZ IMPROVISATION 3

ModernModern
JazzJazz

Performing Arts Institute 2008Performing Arts Institute 2008

C Instruments

Page 11

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Practicing Pentatonic Scales and Patterns

Run the scale up and downacross your full range

Here are some possibilities for practicing pentatonic scales. Make sure to practice these patterns in all twelve keys,
with both the major and minor versions of each scale. All options below use the C Major Pentatonic scale.


   

         

Run the scale up and downin triplets (also use sixteenths
and quintuplets) 

 
           

3
3

3 3 3 3
3

3 3 3

Three note groupingsin triplets  
 

3 3 3
3

3 3 3 3

3 3 3

Invert the direction of the three note groupings 
 

3 3 3
3

3 3 3 3

3 3 3

Three note grouping in fournote rhythmic patterns   
   

Alternate the directionof the three note groups  
 

3 3 3
3

3 3 3

3 3 3 3

Four note groupingsin eighth notes   
     

Invert the direction of thefour note groupings    
  


Four note groupings in
triplets. Also invert and
alternate the direction of
the groups.

 
 

3 3 3
3 3

3
3

3 3 3 3 3

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

Practicing Pentatonic Scales and Patterns

Displace the pattern by one,two, and three eighth notes
in both directions

Make sure to combine all of the different techniques on this and the previous page to create hundreds more possible patterns
for practicing. Use all techniques of grouping, rhythm, displacement, direction, and intervals.

   
  

Use the same displacementtechniques on a triplet pattern  
 

3 3 3 3
3

3 3 3

3 3 3 3

Five note patterns. Begin bypracticing in 5/8 time    
   

Play the same five notepattern in eighth notes   
   

Alternate every other notein the pattern. Also use
direction inverting.  

  
   

Alternate the direction invarious patterns--in this case,
up-up-down.  

  
   

5 note intervallic pattern.Use all other techniques
in combination.  

    

5 note intervallic pattern ineighth notes.   
   

5 note intervallic pattern intriplets. 
   

3 3
3

3 3
3

3

3 3 3

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Select List of Modern Jazz Players


Saxophone
Eric Alexander
Bob Berg
Michael Brecker
James Carter
John Coltrane
Eric Dolphy
Kenny Garrett
Joe Henderson
David Liebman
Joe Lovano
Eric Marienthal
Branford Marsalis
Bob Mintzer
Roscoe Mitchell
James Moody
Greg Osby
Chris Potter
Joshua Redman
Gary Smulyan
Phil Woods

Trumpet
Terrence Blanchard
Randy Brecker
Miles Davis
Dave Douglas
Tim Hagans
Tom Harrell
Freddie Hubbard
Ingrid Jensen
Nicholas Payton
Woody Shaw
Kenny Wheeler

Trombone
David Baker
Robin Eubanks
John Fedchock
Wycliff Gordon
Steve Turre
Bill Watrous



Piano
Kenny Barron
Chick Corea
Bill Evans
Herbie Hancock
Keith Jarrett
Kenny Kirkland
Brad Mehldau
Mulgrew Miller
Jason Moran
McCoy Tyner
Kenny Werner

Guitar
Larry Coryell
John McLaughlin
Pat Metheny
John Scofield
Mike Stern

Bass
Ron Carter
John Clayton
Eddie Gomez
Larry Grenadier
Dave Holland
Scott LaFaro
Christian McBride
Jaco Pastorius
John Patitucci
Gary Peacock
Rufus Reid
Victor Wooten

Drums
Terry Lynn Carrington
Jack DeJohnette
Peter Erskine
Steve Gadd
Elvin Jones
Jeff “Tain” Watts
Dave Weckl
Tony Williams

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Post-Bebop Method Books
All can be found at Jamey Aebersold Jazz: http://www.aebersold.com



Baker, David. Modal and Contemporary Patterns

Baker, David. Modern Concepts in Jazz Improvisation

Bergonzi, Jerry. Inside Improvisation (a seven volume series)

Crook, Hal. Beyond Time and Changes: A Musician’s Guide to Free Jazz

Improvisation

Liebman, David. How to Approach Standards Chromatically

McNeil, John. The Art of Jazz Trumpet, Complete

Ricker, Ramon. Pentatonic Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Weiskopf, Walt. Intervalic Improvisation

Weiskopf, Walt and Ramon Ricker. Giant Steps: A Player’s Guide to Coltrane’s

Harmony

Weiskopf, Walt and Ramon Ricker. The Augmented Scale in Jazz




Aebersold Play-Alongs

Volume 9: Woody Shaw

Volume 19: David Liebman

Volume 28: John Coltrane

Volume 68: Giant Steps – Standards in All Keys

Volume 75: Countdown to Giant Steps

Volume 81: David Liebman – Standards and Originals

Volume 83: The Brecker Brothers

Volume 84: Dominant 7th Workout

Volume 85: Andy Laverne – Tunes You Thought You Knew

Volume 90: Odd Times

Volume 102: Jerry Bergonzi – Sound Advice

Volume 104: Kenny Werner – Free Play

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