Books

The Mechanism: An Improvisation Overview

An Improvisation Overview is a concise resource that covers some of the most important and useful harmonic concepts in jazz improvisation.

Topics range from beginning to advanced levels, including basic chords and scales, chord extensions and alterations, tritone substitution, triad pairs, and more.

Download a two-page sample of the book.

 


The Mechanism: Pentatonic Patterns

Pentatonic Patterns is a collection of over 1100 patterns built with pentatonic scales. The patterns are organized into 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7-note sets, with labels explaining the formula for each pattern.

No matter what instrument or genre you play, you can use the patterns in this book to extend your melodic vocabulary in new and exciting ways.

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