“This is one of the most concise and easy to digest collections of solos over standard tune chord changes that I have seen. All the elements of good voice leading, passing notes and common scale usage are here. Very enjoyable!!” – Dave Liebman
Each volume of Jazz Saxophone Etudes includes twelve etudes and two play-along CDs. Saxophonist Greg Fishman demonstrates each etude on both alto and tenor, backed by a world-class rhythm section featuring pianist Dennis Luxion, bassist Eric Hochberg, and drummer Phil Gratteau.
– Includes rhythm-section-only tracks with extra choruses to practice soloing over the chord progressions.
– The rhythm section is recorded in two different keys, allowing all saxes to read the same written part, ensuring that each etude lays perfectly on all saxophones.
– Written with the idiomatic tendencies of the saxophone in mind, these etudes demonstrate a melodic approach to soloing with authentic jazz vocabulary.
The etude series Jazz Guitar Etudes was created to fill a gap in the musical resources available to the aspiring jazz guitarist. Its purpose is to demonstrate the concepts of soloing to those students who know their chords and scales but lack the musical vocabulary to create professional-level solos.