“Around the Horn” by Walt Weiskopf. Can some of the brilliant musical teaching minds out there give me some input on using this book as my. Around the Horn: 21 Modal Scales and Arpeggios Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know. Front Cover. Walt Weiskopf. Jamey Aebersold Jazz Incorporated, Around the Horn 21 Modal Scales and Arpeggios Every Jazz Musician Needs to Know. By Walt Weiskopf Book Level: Intermediate / Advanced Item: ATH.

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Results 1 to 13 of I don’t find myself using his arpeggiation in my playing, but practicing the modes and arpeggios did make a big difference in my facility both on the horn and in improvisation.

I can’t say I understand the usefulness of it.

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This is just another way of teaching the color of each mode. Maybe I need to take another look at it. Originally Posted by Nefertiti. As a Veteran for Peace, I am already against the next war. Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.

It’s a great workout and a fantastic method for learning the modes.

I was hoping to hear it was a good resource. Whether Walt’s exact version of the arpeggio will prove useful in hprn playing is up weiskkopf your style and aesthetic, but knowledge of the modes, which is the object of the book along with technical facility, will do wonders for your playing.

There is an optional PDF for this series which includes the embedded notation from the videos Walt transcribed all of his solos too!

“Around the Horn” by Walt Weiskopf

I think the main point is technical facility and complete digestion of all modes of major, harmonic, and melodic minor. It seemed like a cool book when I bought it but in the last year or so Its all been tune oriented for me.


But not through me. With organist Brian Charette, vibraphonist Behn Gillece and drummer Steve Fidyk, Weiskopf conveys his clear and straight forward message with the remarkable technical precision and a manifest knowledge of music audiences adore. It’s a learning tool to help quickly define the mode, not primarily a melodic tool as far as I can tell, or as far as Walt ever explained it to me.

Go for The Toneg “When you are doing well, don’t forget to do good. Let your credo be this: Originally Posted by BenBrittonJazz. I studied with Walt Weiskopf in college, and worked out of Around the Horn.

A Complete Approach to Overtones: Especially the arpeggios with different notes in them. I tried working out of seiskopf a few times but never understood the application to real life playing so I always gave up on it.

Unlike the embedded notation in the videos which is only written in C concert, this booklet includes all the material in the keys of C, Bb and Eb.

I would love to see a few video lessons from Walt on how to use the book and apply it He began his professional career performing with the Buddy Rich Big Band in at the age of He took up his first instrument, the clarinet, at hte 10 and began his saxophone studies four years later. Adam Rogers 4 Chromaticism and Polytonality. He is actually outlining all 7 modes of each scale, so you do get a lot of different colors.

The alternate notes in the arpeggios are much less melodic than they are an accentuation of the unique color in the mode. Description Artist Product Description.

Around the Horn: Book

A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Weiskopf is equally well-regarded as a composer, with albums containing predominantly original work. So learn the head, memorize the changes and then work on different techniques within the tune.


The time now is Wasn’t sure if that was breaking the rules before having learned them wieskopf you know what I mean. Those modes are the building blocks of melody, and in that way are an important foundation to improvisation. Get it on Amazon or get it as a digital Ebook. I would dig in and soak it up. For example, on Lydian his arpeggio is tthe, 4,7.

Walt discusses and demonstrates various scales and arpeggios that relate to the harmony so that you can improvise creatively through the changes.

BassGuitarHornsKeyboardsVideos. Is it a good resource? InWeiskopf began a fourteen-year association with jazz pianist and arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi, making seven recordings and touring the USA, Japan and Europe several times with her orchestra.

Can some of the brilliant musical teaching minds out there give wejskopf some input on using this book as my primary workout for practicing?

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements. I also have “Around the Horn” and have had the same experience that Steve mentions; I’ll use the book a bit and move away from it because it seems hard to apply. Vivid Sound and Extended Range – Learn more here. Per Ben’s comment, I’ll look at the etudes in the back of the book for guidance in the application.

Weiskopf is also among the most respected authors in the hkrn, and has penned seven books on various topics in jazz improvisation. Waalt has performed with a number of notable classical orchestras. I think you are better to attack scales and patterns and theory by doing it in a tune or song.