ALL NEW, REVISED 6th EDITION. Essential Companion: Volume 24. Beginning/Intermediate level. The culmination of Jamey's 40 years as one of the world's leading jazz exponents, Volume 1 has unlocked the mysteries of jazz improvisation for a whole generation of musicians who previously had nowhere to turn for competent rhythm sections and accurate instruction. This volume has updated information presented in a new manner that is both easy to understand and inspiring for all musicians wishing to explore the secrets of jazz improvisation. Includes chapters on scales/chords, developing creativity, improv fundamentals, 12 Blues Scales, Bebop scales, pentatonic scales and usage, time and feeling, melodic development, II/V7s, related scales and modes, practical exercises/patterns and licks, Dominant 7th tree of scale choices, nomenclature, chromaticism, scale syllabus, and more! This complete improvisation set, along with Volume 24 "Major and Minor" can greatly open your ears and improve your playing. Music is fun and this set is the first step to enjoying it. Each of the recorded tracks feels great and is fun to play with. Recorded tracks include Blues in Bb and F, Four Dorian minor tracks, four-measure cadences, cycle of dominants, 24-measure song, II/V7 in all keys. Book includes transposed parts for all instruments. New Expanded CD!! Now the Volume 1 CD is even BETTER! It now includes demonstration tracks of Jamey playing the exercises from the book. Hear the master clinician show you exactly how it is done! These new tracks make Volume 1 an even more important tool for the beginning jazz improvisor. Attention Educators Related Publications: “Piano Voicings Transcribed from Volume 1” and “Rufus Reid Bass Lines Transcribed from Volume 1” Also don't miss Jamey's video "Anyone Can Improvise!" - almost 2 hours of great jazz instruction. Rhythm section: Jamey Aebersold, Piano; Rufus Reid, Bass; Jonathan Higgins, Drums.