by Corey Christiansen and Kim Bock

Essential Jazz Lines in the style of John Coltrane

21959BCD Melbay Kim Bock book
"This is a perfect, flawless introduction to learning jazz stylings of John Coltrane.  Whatever instrument or instruments you play, this is a genuine musical learning experience!"  
~ Lee Prosser (


Saxophonist John Coltrane was one of the most innovative, creative and influential jazz artists of the 20th century.  Both stylistically and harmonically, he opened doors for others to follow.

This books will focus on the first period of Coltrane's career, when he was with Miles Davies, and the jazz vocabulary he used.

First, to help students better understand Coltrane's bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques.

Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Coltrane's style grouped by the harmony over which they can be used.

The accompanying play-along CD provides the rhythm parts for each section, including a track for each section that modulates through the cycle of fourths, helping you master the phrases in all keys.

By combining various lines, musicians will be able to mix and match numerous combinations of these lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds, and other harmonic situations.

Incorporate these essential jazz lines into your vocabulary and you will be able to create your own lines in the style of John Coltrane.

Essential Jazz Lines in the style of Clifford Brown

20019BCD Melbay Kim Bock

Clifford Brown was one of the most influential jazz trumpeters and was a true master of jazz.  His fantastic tone, time, feel and command of the jazz language have been inspiring jazz musicians on all instruments for decades.  

This book breaks down many of the one and two-bar phrases played by Clifford and helps students apply them to their own playing.  

Lines played over minor, dominant, and major chords as well as short, long and minor ii-V material can be mastered by practicing with the accompanying play-along CD.  

Chapters on guide tones, bebop scales, targeting and playing the upper structure will help students analyze and memorize the lines presented in the book.

There is also a chapter with further insight in Clifford's style which discusses his phrasing as well as other musical devices he used to get his sound.

A must-have for aspiring students wanting to master the jazz language.