A Jazz Improvisation Primer
The classic free online jazz education resource
A Jazz Improvisation Primer was one of the very first jazz education resources ever to appear on the World Wide Web, debuting back in the 1990's. It has followed me through several different site designs, servers, platforms, and site redesigns - and survived a number of crashes along the way.
The original version of my Primer currently lives on my website Outside Shore Music. Here is the direct link:
I intend to always keep the original version available, but now I am also working on an expanded edition with supplemental materials that you will find here, as well as additional online courses on theory and composition. Enroll now for free to be informed about the updates as they become available!
A Brief History of Jazz
My name is Marc Sabatella, and I am the Director of Education for MuseScore. I am one of the developers of the software, and I have been teaching music for over 30 years. I have worked with countless students in person through university courses, community programs, and private lessons, and I have been one of the pioneers of online music education since the dawn of the World Wide Web. From the publication of my groundbreaking "Jazz Improvisation Primer" back in the 1990’s, to my years on the faculty at major music schools, and culminating in this Mastering MuseScore School, I have dedicated most of my life to helping as many musicians as I can.