Ten progessively difficult chapters, containing dozens of improvisational exercises, explore jazz improvisation from creative, melodic and technical perspectives. The book is designed to meet all of the national standards and frameworks for music education and is a comprehensive improvisational curriculum for individual musicians or group classes. The book includes a 52 track play-a-long and demonstration CD. Readers will learn that improvisation is about more than technique, right notes, and playing patterns. Improvisation is about style, phrasing control, creative design and intent, and learning to speak the language of jazz.