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“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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A Complete Approach to Overtones: He took up his first instrument, the clarinet, at age 10 and began his saxophone studies four years later. Can some of the brilliant musical teaching minds out there give me some input on using this book as my primary workout for practicing? Is it a good resource? Adam Hon Technical Studies 1. Originally Posted by Nefertiti.

He substitutes some color tones in some of his scales instead of what would usually be taught in a theory class. He is actually outlining all 7 modes of each scale, so you do get a lot of different colors.

I would love to see a few video lessons from Walt on how to use the book and apply it The time now is I studied with Walt Weiskopf in college, and worked out of Around the Horn. I think you are better to attack scales and patterns and theory by doing it in a tune or song. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.

With organist Brian Charette, vibraphonist Behn Gillece and drummer Steve Fidyk, Weiskopf conveys his clear and straight forward message with the remarkable technical precision and a manifest knowledge of music audiences adore.

As a Veteran for Peace, I am already against the next war. Vivid Sound and Extended Range – Learn more here. Let your credo be this: A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Weiskopf is equally well-regarded as a composer, with albums containing predominantly original work. 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 with technical facility, will do wonders for your playing.


Get it on Amazon or get it as a digital Ebook. For example, on Lydian his arpeggio is 1,3, 4,7.

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I don’t find myself using his arpeggiation in my playing, but practicing the modes and wxlt did make a big difference in my facility both on the horn and in improvisation.

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. 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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Walt Weiskopf (Understanding Chords & Scales) 1

Thread Tools Show Printable Version. So learn the head, memorize the changes and then work on different techniques within the tune. Those modes are the building blocks of melody, and in that way are an important foundation to improvisation. Results 1 to 13 of Unlike the embedded notation in the videos which is only written in C concert, this booklet horj all the material in the keys of C, Bb and Eb. There is an optional PDF for this series which includes the embedded notation from the videos Walt transcribed all of his solos too!

Maybe I need to take another look at it. It seemed like a cool book when I bought it but in the last year or so Its all been tune oriented for me. The alternate notes in the arpeggios are much weisiopf melodic than they are an accentuation of the unique color in the mode.


I really like it. Walt discusses and demonstrates various scales and arpeggios that relate to the harmony so that you can improvise creatively through the changes. Wasn’t sure th that was breaking the rules before having learned them if you know what I mean. He doesn’t substitute anything in the scales. Is that arround big deal or no? Adam Rogers 3 Compound Note Groupings.

Adam Rogers 4 Chromaticism and Polytonality. If you want a deeper understanding of how to use scales over jazz harmony, this masterclass is for you. I would dig in and soak it up. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements.

Walt Weiskopf – Improvisation Lesson – Understanding Chords & Scales (1)

I’m inclined to think it is and I like the way it is organized weoskopf I’m not an expert and am wary of learning from an unorthodox source. My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up. I think the main point is technical facility and complete digestion of all modes of major, harmonic, and melodic minor.

Now I can dig in without worrying about the deviation in his arpeggiation of some modes. He does deviate from standard arpeggiation 1,3,5,7 and emphasizes the particular color note of whatever mode he is in.

During this time, he began recording wfiskopf own material. Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. Especially the arpeggios with different notes in them. 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 because it seems hard to apply.

But not through me.