Beginner Jazz Soloing

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Each book includes 153 play-along audio tracks

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“The music world has been waiting for a series like this to help release students (and their teachers) from any need to be fearful of musical creativity. In clear steps, Buster has de-mystified the first steps of an improviser’s and a composer’s craft.”

Howard Moody - Composer (Glyndebourne, La Monnaie, Opéra national du Rhin, LSO, SCO, La Folia); ECM Recording Artist

“Buster Birch has shown great success in tackling some of the biggest challenges faced by young jazz trumpeters. Highly recommended!"

Rex Richardson - International trumpet artist, Yamaha Performing Artist (Joe Henderson Quintet). 

“I wish this book was around when I started learning Jazz Flute! Buster’s approach is very clear and precise; linking rhythmic patterns with a harmonic idea is essential to producing great jazz.”

Andy Panayi - Professor of Jazz and Classical Flute at The Royal College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire

“This book is a must for anyone wanting to learn to improvise but is confused about how to start the journey. You are in good hands with this publication and will soon find yourself improving with a newfound joy and confidence.”

Lee Goodall - Visiting Professor of Jazz Flute and Saxophone, The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama; international session artist (credits include Van Morrison, Dr John, Marcus Miller, Will Lee and Steve Gadd)

“This is a great resource, both for beginners and more advanced students (it’s always good to go backwards!) Buster arranges this in a way that introduces ideas logically and slowly, yet still allows for creativity and invention.”  

Liam Noble - Professor of Jazz Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire & Trinity College of Music

“An accessible and methodical introduction to the art of jazz improvisation. This book will be useful to students and teachers in developing the essential basic skills needed to improvise in a melodic and coherent way.” 

Mick Foster -  Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity Conservatoire of Music & Goldsmiths College

“Buster Birch has put together a very organised and comprehensive method for any trumpet player wishing to begin jazz improvisation. Buster shows a solid understanding of how jazz can be taught and I thoroughly recommend this book.” 

Steve Waterman - Professor of jazz trumpet at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, The Royal Northern College of Music, Canterbury Christ Church University and The Purcell School.

“Highly recommended for players new to improvising and looking for an engaging way to get started with this component of jazz vocabulary. Buster has created a well thought-out and easy to follow guide." 

Nick Smart - Internationally renowned jazz trumpeter and educator.

Discount Deal for Educators

Do you run an ensemble? 

We have created a special bundle deal for educators (or anyone wanting the whole series) which includes a significant discount off the full purchase price. Please click on the link to get all four books in the series for a great price.... 

Click HERE for the discounted Education Pack! 

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Customer Reviews

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"Buster Birch is the answer to all your questions about jazz improvisation. To put it quite simply, the day that I purchased this wonderful book, was the best decision I ever made concerning my playing development, in all my years of playing jazz." - Richard C

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"Rarely, do I come across a book that makes you not want to put it down. I’ve always struggled with improvisation, always missing that piece in the puzzle, theory drowning my aspiration to play great and love the in the moment of inventing melodic lines. I have bought many books over the years on learning jazz, I just wished I found this book first time around...I am a shy player however this author has brought me out of my shell and totally in my comfort zone." - James

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"Excellent book. Easy to understand with plenty of exercises and guidance toward improvisation. I like it very much, I recommend to any sax player who wishes to seriously pursue improvisation." - DeeZleUK

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"I've played tenor saxophone for many years, at semi-pro level for quite a while. Therefore in theory I should be familiar with the fundamentals but I have found it's never wrong to go back to basics. Buster's book provides an excellent route and guide through the essential constituents of jazz, whatever your level." - Alexander