Add rhythmic interest to your improvisations
Break the stale and generic rhythms and add more interest to your lines!
Stop the Monotony
It’s time to move past the continuous 8th-note lines
The Clave Can!
Find out how clave rhythms can help your swing!
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More Meaningful Solos
Use proven ideas to help build rhythmic interest
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Find some new tools to help energize your rhythms
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Klobnak's concepts are presented in a clear and logical format. Breaking the Monotony is an excellent collection of exercises for intermediate to advanced improvisers who wish to add more rhythmic range and diversity to their solos.
Breaking the Monotony is full of fresh ideas I use in my playing
...the most inspiring thing is the idea of rhythmic quotes. It's fun to do that and in fact it helps me a lot to be less 'pointless' while improvising. So YES: it is definitely adding value and benefit to my playing!
"I am at the beginner/intermediate level of learning improvisation and have found this to be very useful."
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Targeting will show you some of the different ways you can creatively target notes and turn your improvisation into more meaningful communication.
Jason Klobnak is a versatile trumpet player that has been performing as an active musician, author, clinician, composer and educator. His band, The Jason Klobnak Quintet/Quartet (JKQ) is made up of high-caliber musicians known for their professionalism and versatility. The Jason Klobnak Quartet is Denver, Colorado’s premier Soul Jazz Band. Performing infectious originals with a B3 organ centered rhythm section; they blend hard bop, soul, gospel, and other world rhythms to create a memorable Jazz experience.
Besides the JKQ, Mr. Klobnak is a B.A.C. (Best American Craftsman-custom trumpet), Denis Wick (mouthpiece and mutes) and Westone Audio endorsed artist (ES20 and Tru Customs). Mr. Klobnak has played and recorded for numerous groups ranging from jazz, soul/R&B, indie-rock/pop and gospel. In addition to performing, he has also written two improvisation-based books called Targeting: Improvisation With Purpose and Breaking the Monotony and is currently an adjunct professor and brass instructor at Arapahoe Community College. Mr. Klobnak holds a bachelor degree from Drake University (Des Moines, IA) and a Master’s degree from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music (Denver, CO).