Pathways to Greatness: Jazz Improvisation for Everyone

9:00 am CDT

In-Person Event

JEN Conference - Hyatt Regency Dallas Cumberland I-J/Exhibition Level
300 Reunion Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207

This clinic introduces the fundamental principles of Bob Sinicrope’s method Pathways to Greatness in SmartMusic. Pathways to Greatness is endorsed by Randy Brecker, Denis DiBlasio, Gordon Goodwin, and Victor Wooten. With a focus on learning and utilizing chord tones, this comprehensive method containing written solos, exercises, pedagogy, and hyperlinks to additional resources, guides students in the art of jazz improvisation. Following the practice model of Listen-Sing-Play, Bob guides students through the concepts of approach tones, leading tones, and forward motion. Bob will share his book’s design which allows any instrument or voice student to learn the fundamental principles of improvisation. We will also demonstrate the many different tools available in SmartMusic for working with this book. The high-quality accompaniment files will expose students to the rhythm section’s varied instrumentation, furthering their skills and helping them become confident improvisers.