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Jerry Bergonzi Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Vol2

Jerry Bergonzi: Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Vol. 2
Sequences, Substitutions & Shapes – and more Killer Learn Jazz Lessons

Jerry Bergonzi Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Volume 2


* For ALL Instruments & Levels!
* Jam-packed 2-hour Lesson with Legendary Master Player/TEACHER Jerry Bergonzi
* Play-Along Tracks, Lead Sheets & 28-Page PDF Booklet
* Bonus: in-depth 60-minute Interview

How does it feel to be the best saxophone player in the world?” “I don't know. Ask Jerry Bergonzi!

Jerry hit the ball out of the park with this series!
If you are a student of jazz improvisation, no matter what your instrument, and you are overwhelmed by all the jazz instructional material “out there,” start here!!!
Jerry gives very specific instructions about how and what to practice. The main advantage of a video format is that you can see/hear the material demonstrated as if you were attending a lesson/masterclass. The demonstrations are excellent – very musical!
The material is presented in an extremely straight-forward manner and the video stays focused on the MOST IMPORTANT STUFF to practice.
I teach woodwinds at Berklee College of Music and I use many of Jerry's ideas/methods with my own students.
You can't go wrong purchasing this series!!!

While either video may be studied independently of the other, the second video is, to my way of thinking, a logical continuation of the first video, with more challenging material.
There is enough here to keep an intermediate or advanced level student busy for a long, long time.
I have a lot of fun practicing this stuff myself. 🙂

Shannon LeClaire, Associate Professor of Woodwinds, Berklee College of Music (5-Star Amazon Review Excerpt)

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.

In this Video, Bergonzi, along with colleague Brian Levy, explores three important jazz improvisation topics:
* Modal Sequences
* Substitutions for/against the Chord
* Shape Playing

He shares clear & specific exercises for these three broad topics that musicians of any instrument and any level can explore to learn jazz and work on their jazz improvisation skills, yet the resulting possibilities are truly unlimited.

This material is the result of teaching these methods to jazz students all over the world for 30 years
– finally available in Video format!

Bergonzi has been codifying and passing along his hard-earned wisdom since he began teaching in the early 1980s.
Students flock to the New England Conservatory to have the opportunity to study with this master teacher/player.
And now his knowledge is within reach of anybody who has a DVD player or a computer.


Expand Your Vocabulary & Open up New Ways of Thinking about Jazz Improvisation & Composition with:

* Application of Scalar & Modal Sequences to a Standard or Modal Tune
* Rhythmic Transformation of Sequences
* Substitution of Progressions for the Harmony
* Substitution of Progressions against the Harmony
* Exploration of Shapes and Directions as Models for Jazz Improvisation

And LOTS more Learn Jazz Exercises…

After years of using Jerry Bergonzi's books/methods for teaching and myself, this is the next step in the field of teaching improvisational skills in a not-person-to-person situation. Seeing this master demonstrating different aspects of the wide field of improvisation is kicking you directly in your practice room and is very inspiring. For anybody who is serious about the art called “Jazz” this is a must to check out.
Good quality, great demonstrations and fun to watch. Thank you to JazzHeaven.com for making this possible!

Juergen Bothner, Germany (5-Star Amazon Review Excerpt)

Examples are based on chord progressions of Jazz standards like Green Dolphin Street, Solar, Moment's Notice & Minority.

Jam-packed 2-hour Lesson!
PLUS: Play-Along Tracks & Lead Sheets
PLUS: 28-Page PDF Booklet
PLUS: in-depth 60-min Interview

I have several of Bergonzi's ‘Inside Improvisation' books and have found them extremely useful. I consider them invaluable and some of the best instructional material on the market. This video is very much like taking the best parts of the books and having Jerry teach them to you as though you were sitting with him, horn in hand.
This particular video focuses on taking simple ideas and expanding them into extremely complex sounding lines. As you would expect from a master, Jerry explains all of the concepts in very easy-to-understand terms and there is plenty of actual playing by Jerry and his ‘student' to reinforce the concepts.
The production and sound are extremely good. All of the examples are included as a PDF on the video and they are also well done.
Overall, this video is well worth the money. For about 1/2 of the cost of an actual private lesson, you get enough material for months and months. Highly recommended!

Jeff Stocks, USA (5-Star Amazon Review Excerpt)

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My playing has already been opened up and I'm moving past my usual approaches. I've got a ton to practice now!
I can't recommend this video enough for any jazz player that is looking to improve their improvising.

Benny Torres, USA (5-Star Amazon Review Excerpt)

Volume 1 was so good, I wanted to continue! I own all the Bergonzi books, and these videos give you a one-on-one insight to parts of them.
I put the video on for only one topic and I’m inspired to play. That’s the way I want a video lesson to work!
This will keep me growing as a musician for many years to come…

Jeff Taylor, USA (5-Star Amazon Review Excerpt)


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