Jerry Bergonzi (Pentatonic Improvisation) – Videos 1, 2 & PDF Bundle

Jerry Bergonzi (Pentatonic Improvisation) – Videos 1, 2 & PDF Bundle

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Artist: Jerry Bergonzi
Length: Video 1 - 34:39, Video 2 - 33:50
Subtitles: English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
Description: This discounted bundle includes videos 1, 2 & the PDF from Jerry Bergonzi's "Pentatonic Improvisation" masterclass series.

Video 1: 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.
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.

Video 2:In part two (2 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.
Topics Covered: Improvisation, pentatonic scales, altering notes, playing over changes, jazz harmony, “A.M.”, “Dweller on the Threshold”, composing with pentatonics, developing lines, using rhythm, rhythmic groupings, getting interesting sounds, etc.

PDF Info: This 42 page PDF includes the embedded notation and charts seen in Jerry’s “Pentatonic Improvisation” series. It also includes transcriptions of the improvised content from the videos. Special thanks to Remi Bolduc for his awesome transcriptions :). NOTE: Like all of our PDFs, it is not meant to be used without the video. This is a supplemental PDF.

Jerry Bergonzi

A fine, high-powered tenor saxophonist with a tone influenced by John Coltrane, a mastery of chord changes, and a strong musical imagination, Jerry Bergonzi has long had an underground following in the Boston area. He started on clarinet when he was eight, switching to alto at 12, and finally to tenor two years later. Bergonzi was inspired early on by Sonny Rollins, Coltrane, and Hank Mobley. He attended Lowell University and then after graduation played electric bass in local bands behind singers and strippers, saving up enough money to move to New York in 1972. After struggling in the Big Apple for seven years and gaining some recognition as a member of Two Generations of Brubeck and of the Dave Brubeck Quartet (with whom he appeared on several Concord albums during 1979-1981), Bergonzi moved back to Boston in 1981, where he developed a strong career both as a tenorman and as an educator. He has since led several groups (including two called Con Brio and Gonz) and recorded for the Plug, Not Fat, Red, and Blue Note labels.

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