Jazz Improvisation Basics Bflat

Author: John LaPorta

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Berklee College of Music faculty member and successful musician John LaPorta has been teaching Berklee's legendary jazz improvisation curriculum for years. In this lesson, he teaches some basic jazz improvisation for Bb instruments to get you started on your way to improvising in jazz music.

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