Hands-on jazz exercise: Basic patterns with free sheet music and audio

This is a free trombone lesson about improvising over basic tonic chords in all keys. It features downloadable sheet music and audio files.

I am in the making of a new trombone book with patterns for jazz improvising. Since I insist of doing it thoroughly, it is taking me forever, so I decided that it is about time to share some of the content. And the best way to not get paid, is giving it away for free, so that is what I do.

Playing simple “inside” phrases

I have heard too many jazz students (and pros) play advanced upper structure phrases, turning complicated scales inside out and moving complex patterns around. Being able to do so is great, but there is one big BUT involved.

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