“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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The alternate notes in the arpeggios are much less melodic than they are an accentuation of the unique color in the mode. Vivid Sound and Extended Range – Learn more here. He substitutes some color tones in some of his scales instead of what would usually be taught in a theory class.

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He began his professional career performing with the Weisopf Rich Big Band in at the age of Those modes are the building blocks of melody, and in that way are an important foundation to improvisation.

A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Weiskopf is equally well-regarded as a composer, with albums containing predominantly original work. Can some of the brilliant musical teaching minds out there give me some input on using this book as my primary workout for practicing?

Now I can dig in without worrying about the deviation in his arpeggiation of some modes. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.

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Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Adam Rogers 3 Compound Note Groupings. He does deviate from standard arpeggiation 1,3,5,7 and emphasizes the particular color note of whatever mode he is in.

He doesn’t substitute anything in the scales. He has performed with a number of notable classical orchestras. So you understand not only the scale or chord but how it functions in the whole picture. Results 1 to 13 of 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.?


Let your credo be this: He took up his first instrument, the clarinet, at age 10 and began his saxophone studies four years later.

So learn the head, memorize the changes and then work on different techniques within the tune. It seemed like a cool book when I bought it but in the last year or so Its all been tune oriented for me.

If you want a deeper understanding of how to use scales over jazz harmony, this masterclass is for you.

BassGuitarHornsKeyboardsVideos. Per Ben’s comment, I’ll look at the etudes in the back of the book weiiskopf guidance in the application.

Is it a good resource? I think the main point is technical facility and complete digestion of all modes of major, harmonic, and melodic minor.

All times are GMT. Saxophonist, composer and author Walt Weiskopf has made an impressive mark as both a leader and sideman with over a dozen critically acclaimed albums and countless sideman credits.

I would dig in and soak it up. 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 explained it to weiskopg. My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.

Qalt a Veteran for Peace, I am already against the next war. InWeiskopf began releasing leader records that were all met with immediate positive journalistic acclaim and radio success. A Complete Approach to Overtones: Weiskopf is also among the most respected authors in the field, and has penned seven books on various topics in jazz improvisation. I was hoping to hear it was hprn good resource. I studied with Walt Weiskopf in college, and worked out of Around the Horn.


I also have “Around the Horn” and have had the same experience that Steve mentions; I’ll use the book a bit and move away from it wxlt it seems hard to apply. Originally Posted by Nefertiti.

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. 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. The time now is Originally Posted by BenBrittonJazz. It’s a great workout and a fantastic method for learning the modes. Adam Rogers Technical Studies 1. Wasn’t sure if that was breaking the rules before having learned them if you know what I mean.

I think you are better to attack scales and patterns and theory by doing it in a tune or song. This is just another way of teaching the color of each mode. Get it on Amazon or get it as a digital Ebook. Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. I can’t say I understand the usefulness of it. Choose an option Bundle Rental Purchase Upgrade. Go for The Toneg “When you are doing well, don’t forget to do good. I would love to see a few video lessons from Walt on how to use the book and apply it But not through me.

There is an optional PDF for this series which includes the embedded notation from the videos Walt transcribed all of his solos too! 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.