Trombone Improvisation Savvy

Getting the most out of Trombone Improvisation Savvy

I got an email recently from an owner of Improvisation Savvy who wrote that he isn’t getting what he had hoped he would from the book. He was looking for chord/scale instruction to teach him jazz improvisation and felt that the book was, therefore, for more advanced players. For anyone publishing materials for skill development,…

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Slowing the difficulty curve of Trombone Improvisation Savvy

I received an email the other day from a very earnest guy working his way through Trombone Improvisation Savvy. His main question was, “The book quickly becomes advanced—that is, the book progresses faster than my ear! I probably could use more steps. It makes me think that I probably should go back and take some…

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The hardware and software of an improvisation method

Trombone Improvisation savvy

Even though Trombone Improvisation Savvy is officially published, I’ve continued to work on the audio files. I like practicing trombone with the book’s music files and as I do, I hear things needing improvement. So I open up Logic and tweak. For some songs, adding new instruments/sounds transforms the piece into better music for play-along.…

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Fun musical backdrops

Over the past couple months, I’ve been focused on writing Trombone Improvisation Savvy and I’m happy to report that it is finished. I’m in the process of proofing it and plan to make it available within the next week. I’ve sent out advanced copies to a few trombone players for suggestions and testimonials and have…

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