A Guide to Non-Jazz Improvisation - Mandolin Edition
The non-jazz improvisation series is a concept that germinated in Dick Weissman's mind while he was attending music school. He wrote a 15-piece arrangement of the old squaredance tune, Cripple Creek, and wanted the trombone to take a solo as part of thearrangement. When the trombonist kept playing a bebop solo that was totally unsuitable for the chart, Dick realized that - in addition to the many musicianswho do not improvise - there are even jazz musicians who don't know how to improvise outside the limits of their own stylistic backgrounds. The non-jazz improvisation series mostly includes new original tunes that are intended to show how to improvise in many musical styles, including Blues · Country · American folk · Latin-American · World music including South American, Eastern European and Asian · Odd meters (playing in a variety of time signatures) · New Age · Classical · and Folk-Rock.