Developing a Jazz Vocabulary
By Joe Riposo
Item: 24-DJV
UPC: 635621501287
ISBN 10: 1562242849
ISBN 13: 9781562242848
PRICE: $9.95
Category: Textbook - Jazz
Format: Book
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Much has been written about the jazz language or the jazz vocabulary. Linguistic references are sensible and proper because, just as we speak in words and phrases derived from the alphabet, so do we improvise jazz in musical phrases derived from notes. In speech, choosing the right words is essential to expressing ourselves properly and making a statement. Likewise, choosing the right notes is essential to properly expressing ourselves and making a musical statement.