9 reviews

Rhythmic Improvisation exercises with Triad Pairs (Maiden Voyage)

Rhythmic variety is a crucial but often neglected aspect of improvisational studies. In this class we take a one bar rhythm and displace it by an eighth note. The results are amazing!

We then practice this firstly without our instruments over the Maiden Voyage ‘African’ backing track specially prepared for this tutorial so as to focus entirely on the Rhythm.

Note. If you wish to purchase this with a credit card please proceed to JazzDuets parallel site here

The melodic exercises in the PDF consist of fusing triad pairs (on Herbie Hancocks' beautiful Maiden Voyage) to these Rhythms. 

Just by changing the rhythms of the same notes we can create fresh, interesting variations that expand our improvisational horizons!

The Download includes the following files:

- Exercises for Concert, Bb and specially prepared Eb ones adjusted so as to utilise the full range of the Eb Alto Saxophone.  (Warning this part is high!)

- The backing track Mp3 jam track in 3 speeds - slow, medium, regular.

- Mp4 Video Tutorial

Customer Reviews
4.7 Based on 9 Reviews
Write a Review Ask a Question
  • Reviews
  • Questions

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
    Yong G.
    South Korea South Korea

    Rhythmic improvisation exercises

    Great! it,s useful to me

    Everton A.
    United States United States


    Love it, I could not ask more, than this.

    A Jazzduetshop Customer
    Andy N.
    Germany Germany

    Great teaching material!

    I haven’t done much practicing yet, but I love the material for its conciseness.

    Alex M.
    United States United States

    Triad Pair (Maiden Voyage)

    This material, like all they rest of the content is extremely well presented. Clear and easy to use. I think you have set a new standard for online/video tutorial presentation. But besides that, the material that is being presented is powerful stuff. I have downloaded several of your pdf/audio tutorials, its the same for all. Thank you Nick, please keep on doing what you are doing!

    Maurizio R.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    great resource!

    really original and helpful to develop personal improvisation skills


    First rate!

    These exercises are a really good workout. The backing track is great to play over. Information is presented in a very clear way. I would certainly recommend it.

    Michael B.
    Australia Australia

    Rhythmic improv exercises with Triad Pairs

    Used together with Maiden Voyage, another excellent resourse from Jazzduets, thank you

    Hugh G.
    United States United States

    Great stuff. Thx

    Great stuff. Thx

    Wolfgang K.

    Excellent as always

    Jazz Duets definitely turned me on triad pairs, all the examples sound great and are a very good platform to start from. On electric bass you definitely have to figure out how to play that stuff, technically demanding and a serious chop builder. Highly recommended.