John LaPorta is a legend in the jazz community. A teacher of jazz improvisation for more than fifty years, his unique, straight-forward, and simple approach has become the standard by which other jazz improvisation methods are measured. This method will help you develop a natural and intuitive approach to improvising. A Guide to Jazz Improvisation is an invaluable touchstone for every aspiring jazz musician. A long and impressive list of famous and successful musicians have learned to develop their own unique style based on LaPorta’s approach.
This method includes:
- Jazz theory with practical explanations and applications of the jazz language
- Rhythm training with interactive call-and-response exercises on CD
- Performance ear training with play-along and improvisation exercises on CD
- Opportunities to improvise with a Berklee Jazz faculty band on CD.