Thanks for dropping by...
My name is Bobby Stern. I'm a long time professional saxophonist, jazz player, educator, Bari Woodwinds and Brancher-France Saxophones endorser, as well as the author of "The Melodic Minor Handbook: A Jazz Player's Perspective" published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz, as well as a pair of self published eBooks "SUPER! Slick Licks That Stick!", as well as "The Ultimate! Diminished Scale Coloring Book"
I've been performing, teaching and studying for many years and the more I've learned, the more I've come to realize, that it's a constantly expanding universe; meaning that no matter how much you think you might already know, there's always so much more to discover and learn; and that we are all students, regardless of our present levels of ability and awareness....it never stops!
I've performed in many diverse musical contexts worldwide with some of the greats, near-greats as well as a few not-so-greats (-;!.
So come on in and:
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a short video I put together of myself and my
BRANCHER-FRANCE TSL Tenor
What would you play when you see the chord symbols A7b9#9, F7+5, Csusb9 or DbMaj7+5? What would you "blow" over a D Locrian #2?
The Melodic Minor Handbook provides musicians, of all levels, with these answers in presenting a concise, practical, easy to absorb method of exposure, study and practice in the components of Melodic Minor Harmony, and its use within the Jazz vocabulary.
Although the sound of Melodic Minor Harmony has been a staple of Jazz music over the last half century, familiarity among many aspiring musicians with its derivative modes and chord types still seems to remain a mystery; and even though touched upon to a greater or lesser degree by various books and methods, a comprehensive study stressing Melodic Minor Harmony as a unique harmonic universe of its own has been absent. Until now!! 176 spiral bound pages.
"Hats off to Mr. Stern for this extremely well conceived and catalogued book, which I highly recommend to anyone involved in expanding their jazz improv skills. Guess work is eliminated as scales, modes & exercises are cross referenced & presented in all keys. The material presented here will definitely broaden the jazz vocabulary & inspire the imagination of anyone, student or pro, who gives it half a chance." - Dr. Edward Morris, Cleveland, Ohio
Here's a short video of a demo transcription of myself on tenor saxophone using material from the "Melodic Minor Handbook", as in a "real world" playing situation, over minor ii-V7s
Time to take your Improv Skills to the Next Level?!
Vols 1 & 2 of "Slick Licks That Stick!"
in one 556 page PDF eBook, loaded with non-cliche exercises patterns, licks & etudes
Now Available for Immediate Download!
Purchasing a book will not only help to
to improve your skills, it also helps to support this website.
Now that's good Karma all the way around!
B Natural -