Due Duo Quartet
Celebrating the Music of Guitar and Trumpet
The 2 Volumes are divided into Sections as follows and the studies are transposed in all keys:
1- Major Chords
2- Minor Chords
3- Dominant 7 Chords
4- Diminished Chords
5- Half Diminished (Minor7b5)
6- Alternate Dominant Family (Lydian, W.T.)
7- Alternate Diminished Family
10- Blues Tri-Tones
11- Reference Appendix
Here is a sample of Section 3, 4, and 5-
Section #3 Dominant 7 Chords
Reviewing the Dominant 7th.
Dominant 7 Calisthenics
Playing the Dominant 7th
2 Beat Quick Changes ii-V7-I
1 Bar Bop Patterns
2 Bar Changes ii-V7-I
Clifford Licks ii-V7-I
Ascending & Descending Progressions
Descending Half Step Dominant Chords
Section 4 - Diminished Chords
Introduction to Diminished
The Diminished 7th
Related Diminished Triad Stud
18 Patterns for Diminished 7ths in all keys
Section 5 - Half Diminished (Minor 7b5)
The Minor 7b5 Locrian Scale
Minor 7b5 Around the Horn.
Locrian’s Relation to the Dominant 7
Minor 7b5 to V7 - Study #1.
Minor 7b5 to Harmonic vi - Study #2.
Minor 7b5 - Study #3
Minor 7b5 Descending to Major 7 - Study #4
Descending the Minor 7b5.
Minor 7b5 to Diminished.
Patterns on the Minor 7b5 - Study #5.
2 Beat Minor 7b5 Turnaround
1 Bar Minor 7b5 Progression
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Wynton Marcellous, Trumpet
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Marvin Stamm: Tumpet
Phil: "I think you've done some great work here and see a lot of things I can benefit from in working out of the books for my daily practicing - especially the scale and interval exercises with different articulations. And I'm sure I'll discover much more as I move along. I especially like the exercises wherein you take the player through the different keys as indicated by chord symbols (Minor 7/Flat 5, etc.)."
Instrumental Music Specialist
San Diego Unified School District "Wow Phil, there's so much to digest here I have only just begun to dive in.It truly feels like the Arban's on steroids!"
Director of Jazz Studies
Interlochen Arts Academy
I am very impressed. This is an exhaustive work and I applaud you for putting all of this material together in two editions. It would take most people a lifetime to get this material together. Congratulations!
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Your magnum opus arrived. Thank you very much. Yikes! What a massive job you did! So far, I've spent about an hour in volume 1. I am impressed with the material, the organization and the tremendous amount of work that you've done.
I hope you will have great success with it and in so doing, you will open some doors for future players. What a fine accomplishment.
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Lynn Willard. Piano
Hey man -many props to you for 'Solo Fluency'-a comprehensive improvisers'handbook-2vol.set for the knowledgeable dig deep player.
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ALL THE BEST ALWAYS! Musically, Lynn
Brian Lynch: Trumpet
If I can help in any way, I'd be glad to! What I would like to do on my end is to make a more complete survey (with all the material in your books I've only scratched the surface!) of the materials and organization of the Solo Fluency books.
Sal Cracchiolo, Trumpet
This book is a beautiful workout in the language of jazz. It covers everything a jazz student needs to learn in 12 keys.
I saw Gary Foster and he was very impressed with these books. I suggested to him that he could give it away to any college or student organization. Gary said it was a monumental work.
This book is a gift from my friend, Phillip for students everywhere. He was very happy that I got it to Japan and if those of you could send it to any college, music conservatory, university or high school, he would be very happy. Please show it to any friends of yours that knows Jazz Theory. I'm sure they will be impressed.
Best always, Sal
It was fantastic to meet you, blow with you and to feel your great energy. It was an honor. It will be a joy to learn from you. Hope we get a chance to share the results soon!!!
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Malcolm McNab, Virtuoso
I can't imagine the time it took to put your great work together. It is an incredible resource that will help fill the needs of many aspiring jazz musicians for years to come. Great work!
This two-volume, 700 plus page book, Solo Fluency, is meant to illustrate the jazz language commencing in the bop era until the early 21st century. The trouble confronting most jazz players, and trumpet players in particular, is organizing our practices to take advantage of the vast repertoire of music interpretation and history left us by the great masters. Jazz theory books and jazz manuals, play along publications, and exercise books, are valuable sources for development of a jazz skill set. What I try to present in Solo Fluency is a non-keyboard approach to learning the jazz language for horn players. And since jazz is a language, with it’s idiomatic nuances, verbs, nouns, and adjectives, I try to present you with options on playing what I hope will eventually be your voice.
For the serious student, as one knows, the ABC’s of music is learning the basic language: melody, harmonic relationships, rhythm, scales, patterns and blues. In mastering the ability to improvise effectively and improve your musical communication skills, I have endeavored to map an orderly road for you to travel. Commencing with the tri-tone, (the two notes that divide a chromatic scale equally), and the cycle of related harmonic fourths, you will arrive subconsciously, learning to devise your own style and voice naturally.
The patterns, blues, and other forms of sentence fragments will enable you to construct full sentences and even paragraphs from the historical basis and study of be-bop, post bop, and modern influences I provide. Now that you are committed to learning more about the music we call jazz, remember that your mission is to be able to interpret melody, re-harmonize existing standards and tunes, and approach a tune rhythmically in a way it might not have been done before.
No exercise in these two volumes is meant to be an end-all but a beginning. Learning these passages and combinations in your own way, repeating them slowly, shaping them differently, changing them rhythmically, and listening ardently to yourself will help you become the player you want to be.
Philip Tauber, 2009
SOLO FLUENCY, the Language of Modern Jazz Improvisation for Trumpet is available FREE to High School Music Programs, University and College Music Programs, Music Conservatories, Not-for profit National and International Music Charities, and professional musicians. To order, please submit your request by writing into the CONTACT US section indicating whether you wish to receive the printed version. The printed version is free from intellectual property and copyright charges, but has a $50 printing cost for the 2 books. The books are spiral bound and printed both sides. That's more than 700 pages for $50!
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I am thrilled you have made a decision to include this work in your instruction. I am attaching the files to this e-mail but please let me know should you have any problems with the download. They are rather large files. I suggest you make a download CD copy and give it to your print department to put into bindings as it is more than 700 pages! So, trying to download the files a little at a time is really difficult.
As a personal request, can you tell me how you heard of the books? I would also like to hear from time to time what comments or criticisms you may find helpful in your work with this study.
In closing, thank you for helping me make jazz studies available to more people.
All the best, P
Phil's book is the first of its kind.. a true gift for future generations of horn players. I've never seen anything that blends content and form so organically. It is for jazz players and for trumpet players finally!! It weaves together soul and technique so that you don't just feel like you're playing exercises, you're playing music and thinking about the notes and their relationships. I was just thinking yesterday about how many patterns I've played, practiced and memorized over the years but how few of them I actually use when I improvise. And then today, wala! Here it is, the answer I've been looking for! It's really an amazing accomplishment. Phil has done a service to musicians who really care about playing and understanding the music for real. He has grounded everything in a deep spiritual knowledge and the product is a gift, it truly is. This is such a blessing! I'm only on page 18 but am taking my time with it. Did the warmups and it was a revelation!
Andrea Lindborg, Trumpet