Here' s a great chance to further your improvising skills with the help not only of a piano backing but also your own funky play-along/demo CD. These five fun pieces in American jazz and rock style all incorporate solo sections, each with chord symbols and suggested scales for improvising. There are also some basic tips to get you going. You can improvise at your own level and - if you're really stuck - listen to the solos on the demo CD for inspiration. Get the feel of playing along with your own band.
• Cops, Caps & Cadillacs, Chris Gumbley
A bright jazz/rock melody.
• Oceanapolis, Chris Gumbley
A gently paced number, simple and dreamy.
• Heading West, Chris Gumbley
Cheerful and optimistic, with snappily defined riffs.
• Route 54, Chris Gumbley
Repeated rhythms evoke long distance travel.
• Fast Food Funk, Chris Gumbley
Definitely cool and laid-back!