Approaching the Standards Vol 1 Eb Version
Doctor Willie Hill Jr
Complete list of Approaching the Standards
This is another unique study on learning jazz improvisation. There are 8 Classic Jazz
Standards in the book. Each of them is presented in 4 ways. For example, the first
tune "Billies Bounce" by Charlie Parker, you find the head written out. Second, you
will see a chord chart to solo over with the playalong CD. Third, there is a sample
solo chorus which you listen to and analyze. Fourth there is a solo to transcribe by
ear from the CD. Then there are improvisation tips, licks and tricks for help in improvising.
Each of the tunes are recorded twice with a full rhythm section, the first track has:
2. Example Improvisation which is written out in the book for listening/analyzing
3. Improvised Solo (listen and transcribe)
The Second Track is a playalong you play the head and then solo over open choruses, head and out.
On the Trail
C Jam Blues
I Got Rhythm
Learn a Bebop head. Listen, read, analyze a great solo. Transcribe a solo. Play
the head and solos along with a great rhythm section. A great way to study.