Hardcopy Of The II-V Patterns

The II-V patterns are one of the most downloaded things here. I’m currently working on another revision of them, which would probably make it 400+ pages. That is a LOT to print out. I’m considering making them available to people via Lulu.com for like a $1 over what it costs to print them. So, if the patterns were 400 pages exactly, to print them coil bound, it would be $12.53. So, I’d make them available for $14 or something. The money would go to running this site (which is not cheap people!)

So, here is a poll to figure out how many people would be interested in that.

5 thoughts on “Hardcopy Of The II-V Patterns”

  1. Just a thought: I love that all of the ii-V-I patterns are written out in every key. However, the pdf that I will probably use the most is the “Reference” pdf. My favorite way of learning patterns is Gary Campbell’s method from the good ol’ Patterns for Jazz book, where the phrase is written out once in a key, and then it’s up to you to learn it in all keys. I especially like to write out the phrase, and then put key changes with slashes in the other keys. In this way, you can really learn by ear, but also learn the theory and train your fingers to play automatically when your eyes take in a certain chord symbol. My favorite pages of Patterns for Jazz are the first pages (pp. 4-5), because they list the sequence of keys moving chromatically, in 5ths, in Major 2nds, and in minor 3rds. Many times, I’ll learn a phrase by ear in C, and then practice it in all of the other keys while looking at these pages. I do not see much of a difference from playing by ear and playing from music in the sense that when I play by ear, I’m still feeling and hearing and seeing the chords I’m playing.

    Plus, this is the method Brecker uses!:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfgfo1cj_BQ

    Now, how can we get a hold of these “books and books of exercises”?!

  2. Just a thought: I love that all of the ii-V-I patterns are written out in every key. However, the pdf that I will probably use the most is the “Reference” pdf. My favorite way of learning patterns is Gary Campbell’s method from the good ol’ Patterns for Jazz book, where the phrase is written out once in a key, and then it’s up to you to learn it in all keys. I especially like to write out the phrase, and then put key changes with slashes in the other keys. In this way, you can really learn by ear, but also learn the theory and train your fingers to play automatically when your eyes take in a certain chord symbol. My favorite pages of Patterns for Jazz are the first pages (pp. 4-5), because they list the sequence of keys moving chromatically, in 5ths, in Major 2nds, and in minor 3rds. Many times, I’ll learn a phrase by ear in C, and then practice it in all of the other keys while looking at these pages. I do not see much of a difference from playing by ear and playing from music in the sense that when I play by ear, I’m still feeling and hearing and seeing the chords I’m playing.

    I kind of switch back and forth. I’ll use a page of them all printed out to read, cycle a background using BandinaBox, and play them at various speeds. After a while, I try to play them without looking at them. At various speeds. Then I’ll try the pattern on a song or something. It varies.

  3. The books and books Brecker mentions in the interview! I heard somewhere that he tried to learn 3 new patterns in all 12 keys every day. Amazing.

    That would be interesting. Hopefully someone will get these in the future and publish it with all the proceeds going towards the Brecker family.

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