Jonathan Holford & Mike Carubia - Smartchart Music
Developing the Language of Jazz is a unique and comprehensive warm-up method and study that will have your jazz ensemble reading and playing stylistically more correct after a few 5 to 8 minute warm-up sessions. These simple, concise, and straight forward studies not only help students with the conceptual and stylistic difficulties in the jazz style, but will also help both jazz savvy and novice jazz educators convey these concepts to their students. This insightful set of exercises primarily uses the instructional technique of call (where the exercises are demonstrated by the teacher or from mp3 audio examples) and response (when students play back the example). The mp3 audio files are available as downloads from the publisher's website for each instrument. Included are both unison and harmonized exercises. Those teachers who have been active in the jazz idiom will relish the fact that they have a complete curriculum of material to work with covering the six aspects of the language of jazz: Rhythm, Articulation, Dynamics, Balance, Phrasing and Beginning Improvisation. Developing the Language of Jazz is sold as a complete set with parts included for standard jazz band instrumentation plus a teacher's part.
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