The Solo Workout
Author: Andrew D. Gordon
Publisher: ADG Productions
The Solo Workout by Andrew D. Gordon can be used by any musician who wants to improve their improvisational skills in Blues, Rock & Funk styles. This product consists of 15, 3 minute rhythm tracks so that any musician can try out soloing ideas while playing along to drums, bass, guitar and keyboards. There are 4 Rock Grooves, 6 Funk Grooves and 5 Blues grooves played in different keys and tempos. The book shows the chord progressions used in each of the examples as well as 10 soloing ideas for each Groove.
The best way of improving one's improvisational skills is to play with other musicians, however if no musicians are available then this product would be the next best thing. The book comes in 3 sections: section 1 for "C" instruments such as: piano, guitar, vibes, violin, flute etc., section 2: for "Bb" instruments such as: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, trumpet etc., and section 3: "Eb" instruments such as: alto and baritone saxophones.