Inside Improvisation, Vol 2: Pentatonics (For All Instruments) (Book & CD). Jerry Bergonzi. Paperback. $ · Inside Improvisation, Vol 1: Melodic Structures. Jerry Bergonzi – Vol. 2 – Pentatonics. Gus Larroyo. Uploaded by. Gus Larroyo. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently unavailable. You can download the . By Jerry Bergonzi. Book & CD. Many of the great modern players have pentatonics at their command and melodic disposal. Inside Improvisation Series, Vol.
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Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 20 of Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Bergonzi pentatonics I started to work on Jerry Bergonzi’s Pentatonics book about a month ago.
I wonder if other people have studied or are studying this book and what your experiences and advice are. I always thought that pentatonics were too obvious to deserve much practice time, but after coming across Bergonzi’s 8 “formulas” I changed my mind.
These formulas really make pentatonics much more interesting. I like the intervallic shapes that they originate. However, technically it’s a challenge. I am going through the formulas in every key, playing them by ear. I think there’s work in this book for at least a year or two. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. Bergonzi pentatonics Pentatonocs don’t know if you have noticed but the 8 formulas are only 2.
They start on different part of the beat which makes the pattern sound different. The first 4 are the same pattern and the last 4 are the same pattern. I think it’s a great book. I spent about 6 months on it really trying to get everything down. Bergonzi pentatonics The various scales are really just another way of conceptualizing functional harmony, and the patterns help you create shapes and intervals that you might not normally do.
Like a major scale in thirds is really just every other note in the scale This may be a texture and starting point that wouldnt be intuitive necessarilly, but is alot easier than you think for players who have at least a reasonable proficiency with traditional major pentatonics beforehand.
Some of the other books in the series seem to be alot bergonsi do about nothing. The first book in the series seems like it would be a good starting point for beginning improvisors, but I find that the student needs to be quite proficient already to really get anything out of it. Bergonzi pentatonics I think there is some useful info in each of the books, but I am at a stage where I don’t need it all spelled out for me like he does.
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But he is thorough in his approach, no doubt. It brought forward a lot of great ideas for me. I am glad I read it. Play what you feel!
Inside Improvisation Volume 2 – Pentatonics
Originally Posted by Nefertiti. I don’t know if you have noticed but the 8 formulas are only 2. Originally Posted by paulman. You only go jerty once, and jefry ain’t no rehearsal – Henri Selmer. Bergonzi pentatonics Different strokes for different folks, but to me the idea that a few four note patterns constitutes a study of the possibilities of pentatonics and how to use them just didn’t get it. Then, as I recall, you listen to his demo disc, and it has nothing to do with the book.
He jams, playing pentatonics that as far as I could tell had no relation to anything in the book, at least nothing that I could figure out. He sounds great, but Bergonzi pentatonics I’m using Bergonzi’s book in conjunction with Steve Neff’s lessons on pentatonics, which ejrry more variety for my practice.
These Bergonzi patterns are actually fun to practice and they give you ideas to open up your sound and play in a less predictable way. Bergonzi pentatonics Hi Narcissus, nice nickname, and welcome to the forum! Bergonzi pentatonics I took lessons with Jerry for two years, years ago but I went through that whole book, every page. You need to get the stuff in your head so you are not reading it. It helped my playing a lot and I have been playing since I was 19 57 now and thought I had played every pentatonic lick there was.
Then I went through the Jazz Line book, also great. Now I’m working on Hexatonics which I like too. The other books I have skimmed because I only have one lifetime. It’s hard work but what isn’t that’s worthwhile doing.
I also like the way Jerry incorporates the exercises that you get down into tunes and chord progressions. It gives you actual music to apply them to rather than just learning a scale or pattern and then what do you do with it?
Originally Posted by bstrom. I took lessons with Jerry for two years, years ago but I went through that whole book, every page. Bergonzi pentatonics This is one good reason to study your pentatonics: Originally Jdrry by jlima. How fortunate of you to have studied with Jerry! I have now internalized the formulas, so I don’t read them anymore, I just apply them to whichever key I’m working on. Originally Posted by Narcissus. Different strokes for different folks, but to me the idea that a few four brgonzi patterns constitutes a study of the possibilities of pentatonics and how to use them just didn’t get it.
Originally Posted by JohnGalt. I dont think anyone implied the material presented was an exhaustive or complete methodology A way of organizing or conceptualizing your thoughts an a way that may be productive for a player to invent unusual for themselves intervals and textures while still maintaining functional harmony. I transcribed all the solos and they most certainly exhibit the techniques, the trick is realizing which ones he’s using at which time, they may not be obvious.
Also, not every note is justified by the technique in the book, it is a jazz solo after all, not a math equation. The technique is a major part of his playing imo. Bergonzi pentatonics Not sure how to post a transcription here can I post a jpeg? Well, could you be persuaded to post your transcription of the whole tone pentatonics demo? Also, as I recall, the chord chart for the demo is not given, so that would be helpful jerry well. I’ll try to transcribe the first lick in the demo today myself I’m going to give the book another look.
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