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Solo Transcriptions and Performing Artist Master Class CD

This book is a collection of 16 of Eric's transcribed solos taken from his various solo recordings as well as The Chick Corea Elektric Band and Lee Ritenour. This book offers a great way to learn improvisation patterns and scales as well as adding to your melodic, harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary. Along with the transcribed solos, this book also contains the following:

• 16 condensed score leadsheets of the songs from which the solos were originally played in concert key.

• A transcription opportunity for you to transcribe Eric's Blues solo on the enclosed CD.

• The Performing Artist Master Class CD includes an in-depth discussion by Eric of the following topics:

Jazz Phrasing and Articulation
Ear Training
Creating a Melodic Solo
Developing an Idea
Latin Feel
Funky Style Ideas
Playing Over Fast Chord Changes
Using Motifs To Build A solo

Ultimate Jazz Play Along
This book was written to help improve a player's improvising skills. It offers the opportunity to practice soloing with a band at you convenience with a collection of solos written over a series of different chord changes and styles such as straight-ahead jazz, funk, swing, R&B, latin, blues and more.

Giving more than just chord scales, this book contains written solos as examples to base your own solos around. Each track on the enclosed CD has a short version to match the length of the transcribed solo and a long version for you to solo over.

In this way you can study Eric's written solos and pick and chose the licks you prefer to build your own solo. This approach takes the recorded play-along concept one step further.

Available for C, Bb, Eb, and Bass Clef instruments.

Comprehensive Jazz
Studies and Exercises
A complete book of technical studies and exercises for all instruments. The inspiration for writing this book was to create a series of technique building exercises as well as some useful melodic and harmonic studies and incorporate them into one format. Setting up a daily practice routine is vital to becoming a more proficient player.

This book uses various scales and melodic motifs to explore ways of using different chord types. The idea is to study these scales and exercises is a way that will be useful for improvisation while, at the same time, providing a practice routine that simply helps improve your technique.

Instructional Videos

Eric Marienthal has taken his entire knowledge of playing saxophone and poured it into a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of lessons in a wide variety of styles. Subscribers get unlimited access to all online jazz saxophone lessons, supplemented by backing tracks and other study materials. Plus there's special guests, exclusive interviews, and a community of sax enthusiasts from all over the world.

What ultimately sets these saxophone lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Eric reviews each submission and records a video response where he offers tips and techniques to practice. All students can access Eric's Video Exchange library, which is always expanding and may contain the key to unlock your own playing.

Play Sax from Day One

Play Sax From Day One is a complete introduction to the saxophone for the beginner. Starting with an overview of each of the saxes (soprano, alto, tenor, etc.), pointers are offered in the following areas:
How To Handle The Instrument
How To Put The Horn Together
Neckstrap Position
Tone Production
Long Tong Exercises
Major Scales
Daily Practice Routines
Play-Along Section
Each subject is presented in a clear and easy to follow manner making this video an invaluable tool for instructors and perfect also for the beginner and intermediate musician to use on their own.

Running Time: 61 minutes

::Also available at the app store::


Modern Sax


Modern sax features a broad range of tips and techniques for the intermediate and advanced sax player. Here Eric offers technical exercises designed to build technique, methods for extending your range on the sax, a discussion of ear training and a detailed overview of improvisation and jazz harmony.
A live clip of Eric playing with the Chick Corea Elektric Band is also included plus examples of improvised solos over rhythm tracks in styles such as swing, be-bop, jazz shuffle, latin, fusion, R&B and more.

Running Time: 74 minutes

Tricks of the Trade
Tricks Of The Trade is a comprehensive study of many of the tools used by today's top musicians, focusing on jazz improvisation in a play-along format. Through interaction with Eric, the student learns motifs or "licks" while playing over different styles and chord progressions. Segments include:

Playing over Chord Changes
Creating Rhythm in Your Playing
" Trick Licks"
High Note Licks
Growls and Multi-phonics
Communicating with an Audience

This video also includes a booklet of six different solos written in both Eb and Bb. The player can play the solos along with the audio track on the video. These extended solos are entitled "Major Chord Solo", "Minor Chord Solo", "II-V-I's", "Rhythm Changes Solo", "The Blues Solo", "25 Licks", and "High Note Licks".

Running Time: 70 minutes

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Note: Books and CD's and videos are unavailable for a short time through the store, but send me an email and I'll get you one sent off in no time! Thanks- Eric


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