TRIBUTE TO JAZZ GUITAR VIRTUOSO LEGEND PAT MARTINO: JAZZ EXAMPLES
Example 1-Minor Topic. In this line we move via D Dorian and D melodic minor. Interest is created by employing some colourful chromaticism that also gives continuity to the line. These long fluid lines employ a double timed 16ths feel with an upbeat that creates/anticipates forward movement.
Example 2-This is an outside sounding line that exploits chromaticism with E whole tone and A altered scales.
Example 3-In this line we can see Pat Martinio’s unique use of Arpeggios, Intervals and Scales.
Example 4- In this last example we delve into another one of Pat’s long fluid 16th jazz lines. This time there are two bars played over a static C7 chord. In this line we find, Mixolydian, Lydian Dominant, triad inversions, dyad/ 3rds and chromatic resolution.
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This is a very useful book if you are “New’ to jazz improvisation. It covers all of the needs of the beginner as it starts with the classic II V I cadence. It then progresses through the II V I with various altered dominants, different scale choices and chromatic embellishments. There is also a written harmonic explanation for each variation.
The other half of the book goes through modes, scales, chords, arpeggios, triad pairs and all of the essential music theory and explanations for quality jazz practice. This also helps the reader to make sense of the harmonic alterations,scale choices and substitutions commonly found in the world of jazz improvisation and apply them.