Apps

iimprov512The iImprov Series

iImprov – The Fundamentals gets you started on your way to learning the language of jazz improvisation. It covers the basics of the Jazz Jam session, basic symbology, creating scales, diatonicism, form and scale to chord relations. Also includes a basic ear training module as well as JAM-A-longs and demos.

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iImprov – The Minor II V focuses on the Minor II V chord progression, which is one of the more common progressions found in the jazz repertoire.  The goal of the app is to take the mystery out of playing over these progressions, by providing an effective method to practice playing a particular scale over the chords. The JAM-A-longs include focus on individual chords as well as the whole progression. The app also defines the scale to chord relationships for each key and allows the user to listen to the isolated scale as well as hear it over the appropriate chord.

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iImprov – Modal provides the tools for building confidence in playing over modal tunes including how to play “outside.” The main focus of the app is playing over minor modal tunes, however it also includes how to play over 7sus4 modal tunes and Major7#4 tunes. Exercises and JAM-A-longs are included for all of the covered modal tune types.

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iImprov – Bebop explores the language of jazz as it applies to playing Bebop. Lessons cover the use of placing half steps to create longer lines as well as breakdowns of Rhythm Changes, the Confirmation sequence, turnarounds and basic substitutions.

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iImprov – Contemporary Colors focuses on the handling of chord changes found mostly in the jazz repertoire that begins post bebop up to the present. The app covers chord progressions that may be found in tunes by Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and other composers that have ventured away from using changes that would be typically found in the “Standards.” These types of chord progressions include highly altered chords, slash chords and chords created from scale colors outside of diatonic major.

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iImprov – Chord/Scale Compendium is an easy to use scale to chord reference. In addition to written scales for each chord type and key, the scale can be played over a typical voicing for each chord.

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quiz512Other apps

Jazz Theory Quiz  is designed to test your knowledge of music theory. Broken down into five categories, this theory quiz app can be of value to all musicians regardless of the type of music that they play. The quizzes cover note functions, chords, diatonic chords, scales, and intervals.

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2 Comments

Miles White on April 17, 2016 at 4:38 am.

Just looking at the overview, this is an amazing jazz improvisation tool. Everything is there, it is interactive, has plenty of jams and appears flexible and user friendly. I plan to start at the beginning and go through the whole thing. Can I buy the whole package or just each individual app? Is there a time limit on the app purchases before they expire?
I am an intermediate player looking to quickly step up to advanced playing over the next year. I want to try these apps; it looks like they will get me there.
Miles White

sightmonkey on April 20, 2016 at 6:03 pm.

Miles-

Thanks, we’re really glad you’re interested in the apps! There is not any package currently, just individual apps. They do not expire. Good luck with the playing!