The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solos and Improvisation
will show you how to improvise great melodies over any chord progression. In this easy-to-read book you get:
- The elements of musical improvisation, including chord theory, progressions, scales, modes, melodies, intervals, and phrasing
- Advice for any instrument and style from jazz trumpet to rock guitar
- Tips on training your ears to pick up on a chord progression and immediately improvise
- More than 650 patterns you can apply to different chords -- as well as hundreds of rhythmic variations
- Interviews with professional musicians from the worlds of rock and jazz
The book concludes with three extremely useful appendixes -- a glossary of terms, a chord reference, and a scale reference.