Jazz Improvisation: Jerry Bergonzi: “Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Vol. 3”
MELODIC RHYTHM: A Rhythmic Approach to Creating Melodies – for ALL Instruments & Levels!
* Jazz Improvisation Lessons for ALL Instruments & Levels
with Legendary Master Improviser & TEACHER Jerry Bergonzi
* Jam-packed 1h 45min Jazz Improvisation Lesson
plus PDFs & MP3 PLAY-ALONGS!
* BONUS: in-depth 60-minute Interview
“I am impressed by how much rich material Jerry Bergonzi packs into these DVDs. The guy really is a master teacher.“
Rick Maurer, Arlington, VA, via Facebook
Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator.
Besides being a professor at New England Conservatory, he is the author of seven jazz improvisation books and has performed and/or recorded with Jazz Greats like Mulgrew Miller, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes, and many more.
In this Video, Bergonzi, along with colleague Brian Levy, explores a multitude of approaches on the creative use of RHYTHM.
Starting with basic exercises, he progresses to more advanced jazz improvisation concepts on how professional players manipulate rhythm.
This video will not only change the way you listen, but will also free you from rhythmic boundaries, making you a better jazz improviser.
This material is the result of teaching these methods to learn jazz to students all over the world for 30 years – finally available in Video format!
“… chock full of different ideas to get the mind thinking and fingers moving!
There aren't a lot of internationally acclaimed musicians who are also viewed the world over as exceptional teachers;
saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is one of the few.
Bergonzi covers everything from the simple use of quarter notes to complex cross rhythms that both connect and disconnect with the underlying music in fascinating ways;
they demystify what the ear has already been absorbing through countless classic jazz recordings over the years.
Play-alongs, PDFs and a sixty minute interview with Bergonzi are the icing on the cake here, but the guided instruction from this master performer/educator is the most valuable part of this package.“
Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz.com
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Expand Your Rhythmic Jazz Improvisation Vocabulary & Get Out of Old Habits through:
* Making simple Rhythms sound good
* Disconnected Playing
* Rhythmic Displacement & Playing over the Bar Line
* Limiting Yourself to a Fixed Number of Notes per Bar
* Strengthening Your 8th & 16th-Notes
* Polyrhythms (3/4, 5/4 & 7/4 Rhythms over 4/4)
And LOTS more Jazz Improvisation Exercises…
Examples are based on chord progressions of well-known Jazz standards like Green Dolphin Street, Confirmation & Lady Bird and include 9 MP3 PLAY-ALONG TRACKS!
Plus: PDF BOOKLET with Jazz Improvisation Exercises & Lead Sheets.
BONUS: a 60-min behind-the-scenes Jerry Bergonzi Interview!
“Jerry's approach is the best. He has so many different ways to apply basic information.
The “3 for and 3 against” technique alone is worth its weight in gold. Almost all of the techniques also work for composition students.
As a player and a teacher Jerry's stuff is so darn easy and clear to understand it makes you want to practice.“
Denis DiBlasio, Director of Composition and Jazz Studies at Rowan University, and 5-year Maynard Ferguson Big Band Musical Director
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“Bergonzi has been codifying and passing along his hard-earned wisdom since he began teaching jazz improvisation in the early 1980s.
Jazz students flock to the New England Conservatory to have the opportunity to study jazz improvisation with this master teacher/player. And now his jazz improvisation knowledge is within reach of anybody who has a DVD player or a computer.“
Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz.com