Unit 4 is a collection of prescribed scat solos written over the chord changes to 10 jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Each solo demonstrates a different application of all the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic skills taught in units 1-3. The solo includes also rhythm, syncopation, scat syllables, instru-vocal articulation, accents, scales, arpeggios, color tone resolution.
You will also discover how to navigate common chord patterns in jazz and popular music. Each written solo demonstrates phrasing, line contour and motivic development in a variety of musical styles. The songs are arranged for rhythm section and strings, beginning with a statement of the melody followed by a written solo. The solo segues into background tracks for you to practice creating your own solo over the chord changes.