iImprov-Modal is one of a series of apps from Jazz Apps Mobile LLC. The series was created for jazz musicians of all levels to help them take on specific challenges that any improvising musician will encounter. Each one contains a full explanation of all the concepts and theory involved as well as written and audio examples and exercises. Each app contains JAM-A-longs in all keys with adjustable tempo and control of instrument balance. Each iImprov app also allows you to select the correct transposition for your instrument.
iImprov-Modal specifically provides the tools for confidently playing over modal tunes. The main focus of the app is playing over minor modal tunes, however we have also covered playing over 7 sus 4 modal tunes and Major 7#4 tunes. Exercises and JAM-A-longs specific to each of these types of tunes are included.
Full explanation of the concepts involved.
Detailed theory of note to chord relations and use of modal scales.
Detailed theory of how to use pentatonic scales, including how to play “outside.”
Audio and visual representation of the related scales.
Audio playback of the scales played over the appropriate chords.
Exercises that include live audio examples from saxophonist Tony Bray.
JAM-A-longs for Minor Modal (Swing and Funk).
JAM-A-longs for 7 sus 4.
JAM-A-longs for Major 7#4.
Each JAM-A-long was recorded individually in order to give variation for each key.
Mixer control for the JAM-A-Long instruments.
Tempo control for each JAM-A-long.
Unlimited JAM-A-long loop length.