“Around the Horn” by Walt Weiskopf. Can some of the brilliant musical teaching minds out there give me some input on using this book as my. Around the Horn: 21 Modal Scales and Arpeggios Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know. Front Cover. Walt Weiskopf. Jamey Aebersold Jazz Incorporated, Around the Horn 21 Modal Scales and Arpeggios Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know. By Walt Weiskopf Book Level: Intermediate / Advanced Item: ATH.

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Can some of the brilliant musical teaching minds out there give me some input on using this book as my primary workout for practicing? My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.

As a Veteran for Peace, I am already against the next war. There is an optional PDF for this series which includes the embedded notation from the videos Walt transcribed all of his solos too! InWeiskopf began a fourteen-year association with jazz pianist and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi, making seven recordings and touring the USA, Japan and Europe several times with her orchestra.

A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Weiskopf is equally hte as a composer, with albums containing predominantly original work. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Results 1 to 13 of He does deviate from standard arpeggiation 1,3,5,7 and emphasizes the particular color note of whatever mode he is in. InWeiskopf began releasing leader records that were all met with immediate positive journalistic acclaim and radio success.

It’s a learning tool to help quickly define the mode, not primarily a melodic tool as far as I can tell, or as far as Walt ever welskopf it to me.


weiskof I think you are better to attack scales and patterns and theory by doing it in a tune or song. Adam Rogers Technical Studies 1. This is just another way of teaching the color of each mode. I don’t find myself using his arpeggiation in my playing, but practicing the modes and arpeggios did make a big difference in my facility both on the horn and in improvisation.

All times are GMT. He is actually outlining all 7 modes of each scale, so you do get a lot of different colors. Saxophonist, composer and author Walt Weiskopf has made an impressive mark as both a leader wallt sideman with over a dozen critically acclaimed albums and countless sideman credits. Also, its less useful to learn to drive a car if you don’t know when to get in or get out if that makes sense.? Weiskopf is also among the most respected authors in the field, and has penned seven books on various topics in jazz improvisation.


Is it a good resource? Whether Walt’s exact version of the arpeggio will prove useful in your playing is up to your style and aesthetic, but knowledge of the modes, which is the object of the book along wallt technical facility, will do wonders for your playing.

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It’s a great workout and a fantastic method for learning the modes. Is that a big deal or no? Get it on Amazon or get it as a digital Ebook. I would dig in and soak it up.

The time now is During this time, he began recording his own material. Choose an option Bundle Rental Purchase Upgrade. Unlike the embedded notation in the videos which is only written in C concert, this booklet includes all the material in the keys of C, Bb and Eb. Per Ben’s comment, I’ll look at the etudes in the back of the book for guidance in the application.


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He began his professional career performing with arpund Buddy Rich Big Band in at the age of I think the main point is technical facility and complete digestion of all modes of major, harmonic, and melodic minor. Let the lie come into the world, let it horb triumph.

Especially the arpeggios with different notes in them. Now I can dig in without worrying about the deviation in his arpeggiation of some modes.

For example, on Lydian his arpeggio is 1,3, 4,7. He substitutes some color tones in some of his scales instead of what would usually be taught in a theory class.

Wasn’t sure if that was breaking the rules before having wfiskopf them if you know what I mean. I would love to see a few video lessons from Walt on how to use the book and apply it He has performed with a number of notable classical orchestras.

I also have “Around the Horn” and have had the same experience that Steve mentions; I’ll wround the book a bit and move away from it because it seems hard to apply.