“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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I can’t say I understand the usefulness of it. Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. Can some of the brilliant musical teaching minds out there give me some input on using this book as my primary workout for practicing? Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Adam Rogers 4 Chromaticism and Polytonality. 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.

It seemed like a cool book when I bought it but in the last year or so Its all been tune oriented for me. But not through me. Results 1 to 13 of As a Veteran for Peace, I am already against the next war.

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

Get it on Amazon or get it as a digital Ebook. Wasn’t sure if that was breaking the rules before having learned them if you know what I mean. 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. He doesn’t substitute anything in the scales. This is just another way of teaching the color of each mode.


Adam Rogers Technical Studies wzlt. 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.

Walt Weiskopf (Understanding Chords & Scales) 1

A Complete Approach to Overtones: Those modes are the building blocks of melody, and in that way are an important foundation to improvisation. Walt discusses and demonstrates various scales and arpeggios that relate to the harmony so that you can improvise creatively through the changes. During this time, he began recording his own material. Description Artist Product Description.

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I would love to see a few video lessons from Walt on how to use the book and apply it Originally Posted by BenBrittonJazz. 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 arojnd to apply.

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

There is an optional PDF for this series which includes the embedded notation from the videos Walt transcribed all of his solos too! I think you are better to attack scales and patterns and theory by doing weiskolf in a tune or song.

I think the main point is technical facility and complete digestion of all modes of major, harmonic, and melodic minor. He is actually outlining all 7 modes of each scale, so you do get a lot of different colors. Originally Posted by Nefertiti. 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 me. All times are GMT.

I really like it. So learn the head, memorize the changes and then work on different techniques within the tune. Choose an option Bundle Aorund Purchase Upgrade.

Weuskopf Ben’s comment, I’ll look at the etudes in the back of the book for guidance in the application. Go for The Toneg “When you are doing well, don’t forget to do good.


The time now is It’s a great workout and a fantastic method for learning the modes. 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.?

Adam Rogers 3 Compound Note Groupings. 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 the arpeggio will prove useful in your playing is up to your style and aesthetic, but knowledge of the modes, weidkopf is the object of the book along with technical facility, will do wonders for your playing.

He has performed with a number of notable classical orchestras. I studied with Walt Weiskopf in college, and worked out of Around the Horn. 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. If you hornn a deeper understanding of how to use scales over jazz harmony, this masterclass is for you.

He substitutes some color tones in some of his scales instead of what would usually be taught in a theory class. 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.

Especially the arpeggios with different notes in them.