“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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Walt Weiskopf (Understanding Chords & Scales) 1

I really like it. I studied with Walt Weiskopf in college, and worked out of Around the Horn. He is actually outlining all 7 modes of each scale, so you do get a lot of different colors.

Those modes are the building blocks of melody, and in that way are an important foundation to improvisation. During this time, he began recording his own material. Maybe I need to take another look at it. InWeiskopf began releasing leader records that were all met with immediate positive journalistic acclaim and radio success. 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.

I think you are better to attack scales and patterns and theory by doing it in a tune or song. Description Artist Product Description. It seemed like a cool book when I bought it but in the last year or so Its all been tune oriented for me. Weiskopf is also among the most respected authors in the field, and has penned seven books on various topics in jazz improvisation.


“Around the Horn” by Walt Weiskopf

But not through me. Originally Posted by Nefertiti. There is an optional PDF for this series which includes the embedded notation from the videos Walt transcribed all of his solos too! He doesn’t substitute anything in the scales.

Originally Posted by BenBrittonJazz.

I would dig in and soak it up. I think the main point is technical facility and complete digestion of all modes of major, harmonic, and melodic minor. Especially the arpeggios with different notes in them. So learn the head, memorize the changes and then work on different techniques within the tune. Get it on Amazon or get it as a digital Ebook. Is it a good resource? He took up his first instrument, the clarinet, at age 10 and began his saxophone studies four years hirn.

He has performed with a number of notable classical orchestras. I would love to see a few video lessons from Walt on how to use the book and apply it 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.

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

Choose an option Bundle Rental Purchase Upgrade. The alternate notes in the arpeggios are much less melodic than they are an accentuation of the unique color in the mode. Whether Walt’s exact version of weiiskopf arpeggio will prove useful in your playing is waot 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. Adam Rogers 3 Compound Note Groupings. I’m inclined to think it is and I like the way it is organized but I’m not an expert and am wary of learning from an unorthodox source.


Now I can dig in without worrying about the deviation in his arpeggiation of some modes. This is just another way of teaching the color of each mode.

He substitutes some color tones in some of his scales instead of what would usually be taught in a theory class. If you want a deeper understanding of how to use scales over jazz harmony, this masterclass is for you. The time now is All times are GMT.

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. My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.

So you understand not only the scale or chord but how it functions in the whole picture. Vivid Sound and Extended Range – Learn more here. It’s a learning tool hofn 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 me. Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph.