What is it:
The Chromatic Permutation Method:
Basic CPM PDFs:
The Chromatic Permutation Method (CPM) is a practice routine created by Joe to maximize the efficiency of his own practice. He developed this practice method during his graduate studies in order to use the little time he had to practice as effectively as possible. He developed this practice method to quickly and efficiency improve his technique, time, tone, stamina and range. Joe thought that practicing licks through the circle of 4ths and 5ths was quality work, but noticed there was a lot of down time between licks. To minimize down time, maximize time on his horn and to practiced in all keys at the same time, Joe developed the CPM. He found this to be the most efficient way of practicing every interval combination and various Jazz concept, in every key, and continues to practice using this method every day.