Beginning Improvisation: Motivic Development (DVD)
by Ed Tomassi
available from Amazon.com
In this Master Class, Berklee Professor and Saxophonist Ed Tomassi shows you how to build compelling improvisations out of just a few notes. Tomassi's method makes improvising simple. He demonstrates techniques for creating graceful solos from a two-, three- or four-note riff or motive and shows how to add depth and variety by stringing several motives together. His system is easy to understand and practice; it will help you develop more interesting, cohesive, and creative solos within any form or structure.
About Ed Tomassi
A Berklee Professor since 1976, Ed Tomassi is a saxophonist, clinician, and renowned scholar in the art of improvisation. His Berklee classes and clinics around the country have introduced thousands of students to various improvisational styles, and his methods and techniques have inspired everyone from beginning players to the most advanced students and professionals. As a saxophonist, Tomassi has performed with Temptations, Vic Damone, Gloria Loring and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. He also plays regularly with a number of popular and jazz groups around Boston, and is co-leader of the Ken Cervenka/Ed Tomassi Sextet.