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Jam Along Modal 1 Materials for Fun and Learning

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The Jam Along Modal 1 CD features nine tracks of Ionian and Dorian modal harmony progressions in various styles, including ballads, reggae, swing, latin cha-cha and latin-rock, funk, and a jazz-waltz. Each of these tracks presents new challenges for modal beginners, including students and instrumentalists new to improvisation. More experienced players can enjoy long, uninterupted solos, allowing time for working on new ideas, techniques and sounds.

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This page contains links to PDF documents that accompany the Jam Along Modal 1 CD tracks. Here anyone can find all they need to play along with the modal progressions provided on the disc.

Jam Along CDs are easy to use

Simply play the CD in any standard audio CD player or computer CD drive, and jam along. There are no solos, vocals or melodies, just background tracks, and each track lasts at least five or six minutes. Jam Along Modal 1 CDs can be used in private lessons, and teachers can provide materials for their students to use for home practice.

Jam Along Modal 1 Materials

The materials to play along with the Jam Along Modal 1 CD are presented below in PDF format. They are files showing standard musical notation of rhythm section parts, chord progressions and parts, and modal scales for use in developing and applying improvisational techniques.

Guitar Moveable Chord Forms are also included for the most common block forms used in these Modal Progressions.

The PDF documents will open into a new browser window. You can then save a copy to your hard drive, or work with them directly from the web site. Adobe provides the Acrobat Reader for free. It is available as a download from the internet.

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Song-by-Song Sample Rhythm Parts

Includes:
Piano-Style Sample with Voice-Led Chords, Comping Rhythm Examples, and Sample Bass Parts

  1. C Ionian Ascending Ballad
  2. C Ionian Descending Reggae
  3. A/G Ionian Tears Loop Ballad
  4. Am Dorian Moonwalk Swing
  5. Am Dorian Latin Cha-Cha
  6. Gm Dorian Evil Vamp Latin-Rock
  7. Cm Dorian Magic Vamp Funk
  8. Bbm Dorian Lizard Funk
  9. Em Dorian Favorite Vamp Jazz-Waltz

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Guitar Chord-Form Charts

Includes:
Open & Moveable Chords in C Ionian
Chord-Forms for Tears Loop Ballad
Moveable Dorian Chord-Forms

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Track by Track Materials List
Includes Chord Progression and Solo Materials for Each Track
All Materials in Concert Pitch (C), Bb (Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Bb Clarinet), and Eb (Alto Sax, Baritone Sax)
  1. C Ionian Ascending Ballad
  2. C Ionian Descending Reggae
  3. A/G Ionian Tears Loop Ballad
  4. Am Dorian Moonwalk Swing
  5. Am Dorian Latin Cha-Cha
  6. Gm Dorian Evil Vamp Latin-Rock
  7. Cm Dorian Magic Vamp Funk
  8. Bbm Dorian Lizard Funk
  9. Em Dorian Favorite Vamp Jazz-Waltz

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Directory

The Directory contains a key-by-key list of all available solo material, including By Key Ionian and Dorian scales.
These are all previously listed above.

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Jam Along Modal 1 CD:

Ballads:
Keys of C, G and A (including sections from Tears in Heaven)
Reggae:
Key of C (in Natural Mystic style)
Swing:
Key of Am Dorian (Moondance open solo section)
Latin:
Key of Am Dorian (Oye Como Va vamp; Salsa Cha-Cha)
Key of Gm Dorian (Evil Ways vamp; Latin-Rock)
Funk:
Key of Cm Dorian (Mr. Magic solo vamp section)
Key of Bbm Dorian (Chameleon vamp section)
Jazz-Waltz:
Key of Em Dorian (My Favorite Things open solo section)

More fun than a metronome!
Highly portable!
Variable tempos, keys and forms.




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