Head on over TODAY to MyAnonamouse.net for the BEST in Audiobook, E-books and ALL things for the Musician; Lick Library,Sheet Music, Music Books, Instructional Videos, etc. Our Registration is Closed now, BUT we always have room for one more great member:) IF you want to Register, please use the IRC link provided and join our Special INVITE CHANNEL.See you there! http://www.myanonamouse.netDescription About the book: ( 1997)
Martial Solal Presentation and introduction by the author.
Small text about improvisation:
Questions more often asked at the end of concerts:
What is improvisation?
Can we learn to improvise ?
How does it work?
His answer is simple : Improvisation is the instantaneous execution of a set of notes
buildind as possible, a musical phrase, a musical idea, a musical story, like assembling a few words we form a sentence, express an idea or tell a story.
Better have some piano skills ( 2nd-3rd year level at least required ).
1. First steps : Chords Notations. Improvise with some Keys .
2. To other difficulties:
Rhythmic and harmonic studies to acquire the improvisation reflexes.
Studies : grid of 8 bars
3. Build your puzzle :
Some pieces of puzzle
Some Ideas about a few chords
A few lines
Some examples of harmonization on standards
Sophisticated Lady ( Re Harmonisation)
10 exercises ( medium level)
15 exercises ( advanced level)
About the author :
Martial Solal (born 1927in Algeria) is a French jazz pianist and composer, who is probably most widely known for the music he wrote for Jean-Luc Godard’s debut feature film À bout de souffle (1960).
Martial Solal may have crossed the history of jazz - started to swing very young, his inspiration ( be-bop and free jazz )- the pianist plays again and again to reinvent the language. After more than fifty years of recordings and concerts with leader musicians (including Lionel Hampton, Lee Konitz, André Hodeir, Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke, Sidney Bechet, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Daniel Humair, Django Reinhardt Don Byas...), Solal never tires to innovate, to renew, to improvise with a rare creativity.
Supreme consecration, the mayor of Paris gave his name to a piano contest.
This book is worth for all jazz pianist players ( beginners are not excluded : ) ) although it is written in French, because there are good introduction, full explanation of the grids , and exercises ( with standards notations ) So it is an interesting and smart book.