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  1. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hello everyone, here is a pentatonic pattern that you can find in the recordings of the great Michael Brecker and Bob Berg. It sounds to me that Bob Mintzer has used it too, but I can't find that recording - maybe someone can help out?
  2. Jazz and Improvisation
    This year my high school Jazz band has focused on improv a lot more, specifically a 12 bar blues in concert Bb. I know my blues scales and have ideas in my head as to what I want to play, but do not know how to apply it to improv. What scales or chords should I learn to improve my improvisation...
  3. Practicing
    Does anyone have a pdf they can email me for a Pentatonic Scale for Alto Saxophone? I'm looking for one that i can print out and set on my stand to practice, stating different scales for the different key's i'll be playing in. I have a Major Pentatonic Scale sheet (see attached) just needing...
  4. Practicing
    Pentatonic Variations on “All The Things You Are” Hi Everyone, Check out my blog post regarding some pentatonic variations on "All The Things You Are". I have been studying with Tim Price and he has shown me some amazing ways to integrating these into my playing. I've written two examples...
  5. Jazz and Improvisation
    I just posted two PDF documents on my Casa Valdez blog. One is a sheet detailing all the scale options for Major chords and the other is for dominant chords. I haven't really seen anything like this before. There are a lot of scale options that I'm sure you've never considered. I also have a new...
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