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(Tunes for Beginning Improvisers)
Various Composers - Sher Music Company
, This book was developed specifically for beginning jazz improv classes. These 41 jazz songs, many jazz standards, are easy to play, easy to learn, and fun to play. They represent the entire spectrum of the idiom, including swing, bebop, post bop, contemporary, funk, jazz/rock, and Latin styles. The format is exceptionally user-friendly. With the book open, the music for each song is on the left-hand page. The right-hand page is a special page of supplemental material (sample piano voicings, useful scales, guitar voicings, bass lines, etc.) specifically tailored to that song. This is a unique, practical, and overdue package.

Full Song List
  • EQUINOX
  • FREEDOM JAZZ DANCE
  • GINGERBREAD BOY
  • GROOVE MERCHANT
  • JIVE SAMBA
  • JO JO CALYPSO
  • KILLER JOE
  • LISTEN HERE
  • LITTLE SUNFLOWER
  • MERCY MERCY MERCY
  • BAGS GROOVE
  • MIDNIGHT WALTZ
  • MR P C
  • ONE FOR DADDY O
  • RED'S GOOD GROOVE
  • REVELATION
  • ROAD SONG
  • SHORT STUFF
  • SHASHANA
  • SIR JOHN
  • SISTER SADIE
  • BIG BERTHA
  • SO DANCO SAMBA
  • SONG FOR MY FATHER
  • SONNYMOON FOR TWO
  • SAINT JAMES INFIRMARY
  • SAINT THOMAS
  • STRAIGHT LIFE
  • TENOR MADNESS
  • TRAIL DUST
  • WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
  • WORK SONG
  • BLUES SEVEN
  • YARDBIRD SUITE
  • Z'S BLUES
  • BLUES BY FIVE
  • BLUES IN THE CLOSET
  • COLD DUCK TIME
  • COMTEMPLATION
  • DOXY
  • EDWARD LEE

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