2019 OSU Saxophone Camp

Dr. Thunder is currently the Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Jazz Saxophone at The Ohio State University.

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2017 OSU Jazz Camp


How to Improvise Over Chord Changes

Whether you’re a beginner, an amateur, a professional or a teacher, you will find this book an excellent means of continuing your musical journey. This is a step-by-step guide to help you develop essential skills for improvisation. The concepts presented are first demonstrated over the 12-bar blues progression; in later chapters, the ideas are realized over rhythm changes and in original compositions based on the chord progressions of jazz standards. Topics include scales and modes, chords and riffs, transposition, musical quotation, phrasing, and articulation.

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