What's The Jazz Lictionary?

The Jazz Lictionary teaches improvisers the jazz language, jazz style, and rhythmic feel all at the same time.

Through characteristic jazz motives, The Jazz Lictionary finally demonstrates how to use scales to sound like the "Masters". Inside the pages of The Jazz Lictionary, students can transcribe, transpose, and transform themselves into great soloists.

Perfect for:

  • Any instruments
  • Any vocalists
  • Any skill levels
  • Any size group



“Tony's system is so intuitive and simple. The students immediately speak the jazz language without confusing theoretical jargon getting in the way. Once the students have a basic grasp of the 'licks', the music theory terms follow easily. The call and response nature of the system makes it an excellent resource for vocalists and instrumentalists alike. This is the Rosetta Stone of jazz improv!”

— Mike Engelhardt Vocal Jazz, Choir, Music Theory Instructor
Millikin University School of Music

The Jazz Lictionary gives a fresh new approach to jazz improvisation education. My program has 25 minute jazz rehearsals daily and that is not much time to teach improv. With The Jazz Lictionary, I can spend a few minutes each day developing a language of the masters. Using a number system, The Jazz Lictionary is easily understandable by students and teachers alike. My students are no longer afraid to solo!”

— Mark A. TessereauDirector of Bands
Belleville East High School

The Jazz Lictionary turns jazz education on its head. Why? Because it is a method that actually works! Students of all ages will know (and sound like they know) what they are doing. Gone are the days of having a smoking ensemble without the know-how during the improv sections. There are no excuses anymore. DiPasquale's book will give students courage to stand up and play without fear of sounding bad. I have used his method in my studios with elementary through college-level students, and it is applicable and timely across the board.”

— Dr. Toby CurtrightDirector of Bands
Belleville District #118

“As a student of Tony DiPasquale, I experienced first hand the success that Tony's simple, yet extraordinary approach to teaching improv can bring. My use of his method from 5th grade to present shows the application that his book can have on all ages. His teaching is a major reason behind my musical success today.”

— Jordin HarthMusic Education Major/Jazz Performance Major
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

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School Special

For St. Louis, Metro East, and Southern Illinois:
If a school orders 12 copies or more, you will receive a free one hour clinic with the author of The Jazz Lictionary, Tony DiPasquale.

$19.99 +shipping/handling

Special Internet Price!
Reg. $29.99


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