music theory online : jazz improvisation almanaclesson 44
Dr. Brian Blood





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Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
Charlie Parker (1920-1955), American alto saxophonist


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Marc Sabatella's Jazz Improvisation Almanac :: top

We provide this links page to Marc Sabatella's educational program A Jazz Improvisation Almanac which is under development for the Outside Shore Music Online School. The pages are stored on the Outside Shore Music Online School web site. Although certain of the chapters are incomplete and Marc's resource duplicates certain aspects of our music theory and history online, as an online resource dedicated to jazz and jazz performance it is unrivalled and we recommend those interested in this field spend time working through its chapters.

Marc writes: "You may already have a good idea of what jazz is. Even so, I encourage you to read the discussions in the following chapters, as they may yield new insights. A better understanding of jazz may also increase your appreciation for it, and if you are a musician, your success in playing it."

Copyright 2000 Outside Shore Music
Authored by Marc Sabatella


Table of Contents

  1. A Jazz Improvisation Almanac

  2. Elements Of Jazz
  3. Jazz Styles
  4. Music Theory
  5. Improvisation
  6. Accompanying
  7. Practical Musicianship

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