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The Shape Method for Jazz Improvisation Malcolm Lynn Baker

The Shape Method for Jazz Improvisation

Malcolm Lynn Baker

Published 2013
ISBN : 9781500432560
Paperback
154 pages
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Developed over years of teaching jazz improvisation, The Shape Method provides a unique approach to learning to improvise. Through explaining the core principles of rhythmic and melodic shape, the method provides a framework for learners to unlockMoreDeveloped over years of teaching jazz improvisation, The Shape Method provides a unique approach to learning to improvise. Through explaining the core principles of rhythmic and melodic shape, the method provides a framework for learners to unlock the secrets of master improvisers. The result is a method that transcends scale/chord relationships and lick playing and allows musicians to develop their individual voice within the jazz tradition.Each chapter contains an explanation of a rhythmic concept, a pitch-based shape concept, examples of master improvisers using these materials, suggested listening that is relevant to these ideas, composition and performance exercises.