Improv Exercises E.Cobb Book

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Learning to improvise on Twelve-Bar Blues could not be easier with this book. It contains all steps needed to make a complete solo. Order today!

Improv Exercises For Classically Trained Beginners is a 21st-century educational concept based on the belief that, in addition to the regular routine, classically orientated piano lessons should also include elements of improvisation. Although this book only deals with blues scale improvisation on the basic twelve-bar blues with only three chords, it will bring you to a firm understanding of how to structure your approach to improvisation. You will also be able to apply this new skill to another very popular element for playing jazz – comping, or as a classically trained pianist would say, accompanying a band without the score.And, one more thing . . . Less is more, remember that you are not paid by the note and there are no wrong notes in jazz. If it sounds good – keep it!

1. Twelve-bar blues chart and formula
2. Chord Names and Symbols
3. Creating Spatial Awareness
4. Rhythm exercises
5. Noodling
6. Noodling Exercises
7. Blues scale
7-19. Exercises on all twelve keys
20. Basslines
21. Simple Ideas for Improvisation

40 pages
Published by EVC Music Publications Ltd
ISBN 978-0-9935146-8-5
Copyrights © 2010-2016

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Weight 219 g

5 reviews for Improv Exercises E.Cobb Book

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Irma (verified owner)

    This is AWESOME improvisation exercise. I teach this to all my students, and they love it! Few students not only improvise but compose as well using the skills learned in this exercise. To top it of, this exercise comes with the super popular one and only SUPER DUCK, my studio’s favorite! This is a must have for any studio. Highly recommended! Thanks Elena for writing this exercise and the catchy Super Duck. Quack!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sara (verified owner)

    They are wonderful! We had a Jazz Workshop this Fall designed around these exercises including Super Duck. 100% studio attendance, children ages 6-11, so much fun! Some only learned 4 note blues scale, some memorized entire exercises and improvised their own blues melodies. I recommend!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ada (verified owner)

    This is exactly what I have been looking for. As a teacher who is new to teaching and improvising myself, this is a great exercise to work on myself as well as to teach to my students. I currently have a student who loves learning Super Duck, and is inspired to work hard on these exercises to improve her skills on improvisation!
    Thank you Elena !

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Dixon (verified owner)

    This is a truly AWESOME book!!! I’ve needed this for the last 20 years of teaching!!! Can’t believe I only ordered one – will certainly now be ordering several more Elena. Thank you so much for an unbelievably fantastic resource!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam (verified owner)

    I started using this with an adult student this week, and I am really impressed with Elena’s layered approach to improvisation. Sometimes students have trouble coordinating both hands in improvisation, but Elena takes the student one step at a time, and voila!, the student can improvise something that sounds good! Congratulations, Elena!

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