Here is the sequel to the groundbreaking pedagogy introduced in the Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method
. This comprehensive method can be used by students who have completed the first book, or any student with intermediate-level instrumental skills and at least one year of jazz ensemble experience. Building upon the skills introduced in the first book, the Advanced
method focuses on improvisation and its integration into full jazz ensemble performance. Each student book comes with a demonstration/accompaniment CD and continues the non-theoretical, aurally-based approach of the first book. It's perfect for advanced middle and high school jazz ensembles or students of any age who have played in jazz ensembles but never formally studied improvisation. The 500+ page Director's Score includes everything in the student books, plus Director Tips, Student Enrichments, duplicable Listening Worksheets and Rhythm Studies, a Jazz Ensemble Director's Guide, Glossary of Jazz Terms and two CDs! It's not just a method, it's a curriculum! Your students and your jazz ensemble as a whole will reap huge rewards with this!