Santorella's Jazz Improvisation series is a revolutionary response driven concept in learning licks you can actually use in a real life playing situations. Most every style of Jazz is derived from some form of the Blues. It is created from a basic I-IV-V chord progression, but capable of generating an array of complex substitutions. This simple progression is found in jazz, rock, swing, shuffle, country and popular music. Learning to improvise over the blues is the key to learning to improvise over any style of music. Know Before You Blow is based upon a call & response approach to improvisation. Every scale, exercise & lick is first played by a studio professional prompting an identical response from the student. This phenomenal series, written in accommodating keys for trumpet, flute, trombone, clarinet, alto & tenor sax is ideal for private study or with any ensemble. This Santorella series is an unprecedented resource for improving one's ability to improvise in any playing situation. The three styles of focus in the Blues Edition are Swing, Jazz/Rock & Shuffle. Every style is clearly defined on the articulation pages & every scale, lick & jazz head is written in every popular key. This Blues Volume includes 2 CDs and is the nucleus of the entire method. KBYB - Blues provides the basic beginnings for any student of jazz who wants to advance to the next level. The blues has many dialects, not unlike any spoken language. While the lyrics may often deal with personal adversity, the music tells a deeper story. Most blues tunes are about overcoming hardship & adversity, expressing perseverance & optimism. From sadness, to persistence, to unbridled joy, no other form of music communicates these emotions with such clarity. All types of jazz are derived from some form of the blues. It is created from a basic I-IV-V chord progression, but it also lends itself to an array of complex substitutions. After all is said, played and done, every tune returns to the I-Chord. This simple progression is found in jazz, rock, swing, shuffle, country and even popular music. Learning to improvise over the blues is the essential foundation that every musician draws from when playing jazz and improvising in many different styles and genres. Each style is clearly defined on the articulation pages preceding each section. Every scale, exercise, chord study and jazz head is written in every popular key. The Know Before You Blow improvisational series is available to all musicians as a phenomenal resource for improving their ability to play jazz. This blues volume is the nucleus of the entire series and covers the basic beginnings for every student of jazz. Available for Clarinet, Trumpet, Flute, Alto Sa, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Rhythm Section and Conductor's Score.