The second volume of Modern Jazz Vocabulary is finally done. I made some changes in the
books format based on a lot of the feedback I got from people about vol. 1. This book is bigger in size but should still
fit in a sax or guitar case, about 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches and is spiral bound so it will stay open on your stand better.
There are 288 II-V-I melodies in the book and all the lines are different in every key so you could put them through all the
keys and have a ton of material to work on.
Modern Jazz Vocabulary Vol. 2
Is an in depth study of the classic II-V-I progression found
commonly in jazz improvisation.
The nearly 300 melodic examples incorporate rhythmic groupings, triad pairs, enclosures, chromatics,
synthetic scales, chord substitutions and more.
“In this second volume of Modern Jazz Vocabulary, Matt Otto presents a wide
how to play over the
II-V-I progression. …A very direct and clear approach utilizing
vocabulary from several different
eras of jazz, as well as accentuating the
importance of presenting examples from seemingly simple to more complex.”
Charlie Haden, Norah Jones, Paul Motian,
Mark Johnson, John Patitucci, Ben Allison.
” A thoughtful and refreshing revisit to the II-V-I. Matt Otto has an eclectic personal
style and he has added his creative sensibilities to an often cliched topic. I can definitely use his book for myself and
Freddie Hubbard, Steely Dan, Chick Corea, Sting,James
Taylor, Nat Adderly, Joni Michell, Horace Silver.
Billy Childs, Lyle Mays, Natalie Cole, Mike Stern, Al Foster.