Alpha Shapes Method
Jazz Improvisation with Alpha Shapes
Learn music vocabulary by using Alphabet letters with musical shapes.
I have had the great fortune to work and study with some great jazz musicians here in Portland. I’ve developed my own method for teaching these skills, which I call the Alpha Shapes Method. Using this method, anyone who knows only the absolute basic knowledge about music theory can immediately begin improvising with clarity and understanding. I use both the letters of the notes (Alpha) and 3 shapes (Shapes) to create charts that are easy to read and memorize. Once a song is memorized, improvising becomes a natural way of thinking and expressing oneself.