A Jazz Improvisation Primer

The classic free online jazz education resource

A Jazz Improvisation Primer was one of the very first jazz education resources ever to appear on the World Wide Web, debuting back in the 1990's. It has followed me through several different web site designs, crashes, and redesigns, and now it finds this home as part of my new Outside Shore Music School. I intend to always keep this freely available, and now I also plan to bring you additional material as well. By taking a moment to enroll (completely free!), you help make this possible.

If you remember this Primer fondly from the early days, I hope you appreciate encountering it again in its new form. If this is your first introduction to this classic reference, I hope you get as much out of it as the countless other jazz musicians who have relied on it over the years.

Enjoy this free Jazz Improvisation Primer!


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Marc Sabatella
Marc Sabatella

Marc Sabatella is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator based in Denver, Colorado (USA). Marc received an MM in Composition (Jazz Emphasis) from the University of Denver and has taught for a variety of universities and organizations. Marc is recognized internationally as the author of A Jazz Improvisation Primer and other works, including Mastering MuseScore, the comprehensive guide to the world's most popular music notation program.


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