Length: 39:57 Minutes
Description: In this jazz saxophone masterclass, acclaimed saxophonist Wayne Escoffery shows you some practical ways to improvise over common jazz chord changes. Wayne will help you understand how to “make the changes” using devices like bebop scales, diatonic “pivoting” and more. His simple approach will have you understanding the language quickly!
Topics Covered: major bebop scale, ii V I’s, melodic minor bebop scale, dominant bebop scale, playing scales off of each chord tone, using the bebop scale over chord progressions, advanced bebop scale techniques, voice leading, the chord tone rule, altered chords, half-diminished chords, the non-chord tone rule, diatonic arpeggios, “pivoting”, etc.
Jazz Saxophone, Improvising, Bebop Scales, Chord Progressions
Wayne Escoffery has performed and/or recorded with:
Rico Reeds Artist, Eric Reed, Mingus Big Band, Lonnie Plaxico, Tom Harrell, Ben Riley, Ron Carter, Joe Locke, David Gibson, Pat Bianchi, Steve LaSpina, Carolyn Leonhart, Cynthia Scott, Randy Sandke, Veneration, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Greg Tardy, The Brawner Brothers, Wycliffe Gordon, Gloria Cooper, Avi Rothbard, The Brother Thelonious Quintet.
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