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Jerry Bergonzi 1 (Pentatonic Improvisation)

Jerry Bergonzi 1 (Pentatonic Improvisation)

Improvisation, Pentatonics, Altering Notes, Soloing, Jazz Harmony, Etc.
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Length: 34:39

 

Description: In part one (1 of 2) of this pentatonic improvisation masterclass, legendary saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi breaks down his exciting approach to soloing and composing using pentatonic scales. With the accompaniment of Andy LaVerne, Jerry goes beyond the minor and major pentatonic scales by showing you how any 5 notes can be used as a creative vehicle for jazz improvisation. If you want to take your solos to fresh and interesting places, this pentatonic improvisation lesson series is for you.

* There is an additional PDF for this video series which includes the embedded notation and charts seen in the videos. It also includes transcriptions of Jerry’s improvised solos. The PDF is 42 pages long and is included in the bundle (seen above for $34.99) or it can be purchased separately here.

Topics Covered: Improvisation, major and minor pentatonic scales, other pentatonics, altering notes, playing over changes, jazz harmony, “Mid Winter”, “Bi-Solar”, “Blue Bossa”, composing with pentatonics, getting interesting sounds, etc.


Jerry Bergonzi (Bebop Scale Concepts) 1

Jerry Bergonzi (Bebop Scale Concepts) 1

Improvisation, Bebop Scales, Exercises, Playing Over Chords, Etc.
Jerry Bergonzi (Bebop Scale Concepts) 2

Jerry Bergonzi (Bebop Scale Concepts) 2

Improvisation, Bebop Scales, Playing Over the Bar Line, Scale on Scale, Etc.
Jerry Bergonzi 1 (Pentatonic Improvisation)

Jerry Bergonzi 1 (Pentatonic Improvisation)

Improvisation, Pentatonics, Altering Notes, Soloing, Jazz Harmony, Etc.
Jerry Bergonzi 2 (Pentatonic Improvisation)

Jerry Bergonzi 2 (Pentatonic Improvisation)

Improvisation, Pentatonics, Altering Notes, Soloing, Jazz Harmony, Etc.
Jerry Bergonzi

Saxophone, Educator

Websites:
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Jerry Bergonzi has performed and/or recorded with:

Dave Brubeck, Mulgrew Miller, Mike Stern, Adam Nussbaum, Dave Santoro, Salvatore Bonafede, Bruce Gertz, Salvatore Tranchini, Joey Calderazzo, Steve La Spina, Fred Hersch, Jeff Hirschfield, Billy Hart, Andy LaVerne, George Mraz, Mick Goodrick, Victor Lewis, Bobby Watson, Lars Danielsson, Jukkis Uotila, Dan Wall, John Abercrombie, Dick Oatts, Kenny Barron, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes and Many More.

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