Finally, a publication to introduce string players to jazz! This step-by-step method contains a wealth of ideas for the teacher, and the audio CD is invaluable as both a teaching example and a rhythm section for playing along. (The CD is separate from any books, allowing both teachers and students to have their own copy.) Each of the twelve original tunes is introduced with a preparatory page presenting the scales and rhythms needed, and each selection includes the tune, written-out solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and piano parts, ensuring success. Best of all, each of these great "teaching pieces" works as a concert selection that will "wow" your audience!