It is conceived for self-instruction and offers the reader a didactic and solidly constructed introduction to Jazz improvisation. The focus of this method is to guide the student to learn to play by ear. Using the two accompanying CDs which contain many musical examples as well as transcription and play-by-ear exercises, a permanent improvement in playing level will be realized after just a short time. The necessary explanations covering the theoretical background round out the concept so that a smooth transfer of the presented material from theory into practice is assured. ©2009, Book/2-CD Set.