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A creative introduction to the harmonic major scale and its use in developing an original language for Jazz improvisation. Several tools for unique melodic and harmonic construction are covered in this book, including:

Melodic Sequences,
Random Intervals,
Triad Pairs,
Modes and Chords,
Rhythmic Displacement,
Cycle Motion Wheels,
and ii V7 I progressions.


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Matt Otto
mattotto Kansas City, MO, USA
Born in 1967, Matt Otto began playing piano at 3 and saxophone at 9, at 15 he began playing local jazz gigs on alto sax. After attended Indiana University, Berklee School of Music, and receiving his B.A. From The New School for Social Research (Mannes Jazz), he graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a Masters in fine arts. Matt has recorded 6 Cd's as a leader and appeared on over 20 Cd's as a side man. He has played with Anthony Wilson, Gregory Hutchinson, Ben Monder, Larry Goldings, Steve Cardenas, Ben Street and many others. Now Matt works as a side man in Kansas City, teaches privately and records and gigs with his original quartet. Visit or for further information.

Fecha de publicación  03 de enero de 2010

Dimensiones  De bolsillo  40 páginas Impresión en blanco y negro (en papel no estucado crema)

Categoría  Educación

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Comentarios (10)


yebga dice

Dear matt
i purchased mod jazz vocab vol 1
to what correspond lesson 7 using 7 major n sharp 5
exercise you play on the video ......
what chapter ? there s chapter 7

publicado 11 de mar. a las 16:28 PST


4Sl2GbwP dice

Hello Matt,

Your site is over the top....I have bought 2 of your books as well as made a small contribution..and I must admit I have received much more than the cost of the books and donation....just wanted to say thank you for your love of music and commitment to teaching...and sorry i missed the offer on the Shinning C. D. maybe it will come up again,


publicado 23 de oct. a las 09:13 PST


hopkinsphil dice

Hey Matt,
I live in the U.K and was wondering would you ship here?,
Many Thanks Phil :)

publicado 17 de feb. a las 17:23 PST


jazzer07 dice

Hi Matt thanks for this material, but how I can do to
buy it because I live in Reynosa, tamps.Mexico. and I really
interested to know how I can buy your books ok thanks, greetings.

publicado 31 de ene. a las 19:53 PST


mattotto dice

Thanks JaynFP! I'm glad you like the book. I was hoping the size would allow for easy transport in a instrument case or a back pocket. I might go up one size plus spiral bound for the next one. Thanks again, Matt

publicado 08 de oct. a las 16:30 PST


JaynFP dice

I just got your book. The size is great and the information and exercises are wonderfully clear! I have been looking for something like this that would help me begin to expand my language in a thoughtful way...
many thanks for writing this!

publicado 08 de oct. a las 16:24 PST


mattotto dice

Bob, thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoy the book, let me know if you have any questions.

publicado 07 de abr. a las 10:04 PST


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