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Building Solo Lines

Building Solo Lines from cells for all instruments

Building Solo LinesThis book provides a practical method for developing the ability to create convincing jazz solos in a wide variety of situations. The concept is based on the idea that any long line from transcribed jazz solos can be broken down into smaller “cells” that have melodic content so idiomatic to the jazz language that they can be recombined into new individual lines that sound as authentic as the original, without simply copying. Actual jazz lines recorded by master players are sliced up and recombined into longer lines to fit almost any harmonic situation. While designed for all instruments, many of the solos are from guitarists as this is an edited version of Local 6 (San Francisco, CA) member Randy Vincent’s original book on the topic, Jazz Guitar Soloing: The Cellular Approach.

Building Solo Lines from Cells for All Instruments, by Randy Vincent,
Sher Music Co., shermusic.com.