A response driven concept for learning licks you can actually use in real life playing situations. Know Before You Blow - Jazz Modes teaches why, when, what and how to incorporate Modes into your jazz skill set. All seven modes are clearly defined, explained & notated on the text page which precedes each exercise. These text pages display a diagram of each mode & the compatible chords that "work" for that particular mode. The method is simple, thanks to the authors Chris Tedesco, Laura De Cosmo & Emile De Cosmo, and with the proper guidance provided by some the finest studio musicians in Los Angeles. Book & CD set.