New TrueFire Course: The Language of Improvisation
This is NOT a saxophone course per se. Matters not what instrument you play — The Language of Improvisation imparts a wisdom and attitude that will benefit any musician, at any stage in their development. Bill’s tutorials, examples and demonstrations not only clearly define the improvisational process, they guide you down an accelerated learning path free of tedious theory and exercises. Your level of understanding and your improvisational abilities will be lifted within the first fifteen minutes of digging into the course.
Bill covers a lot of territory in The Language of Improvisation; why Bebop is so fundamental to improvisation, how to learn to listen, how to build your vocabulary, the 2-5-1 and why its pivotal for all styles, how to tell a story with your solos, best practices for building solos, modal improvisation, intonation, the bandleader’s perspective, swing, dynamics, practicing tips and much more.
All of the concepts that Bill presents in the course are illustrated with bebop, jazz, funk, soul and blues playing examples. Bill also includes several playalongs during which you will trade phrases and solos with Bill as you put his teachings to work in a musical context. All of the examples and playalongs are performed over killer rhythm tracks that are also included in the course. Plus, all of the good stuff is transcribed, notated and even tabbed for guitar players.