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Advanced Rhythms in Improvisation Advanced Rhythms in Improvisation
Ed Saindon - Advance Music

This book offers improvisers material on polyrhythms and mixed rhythmic figures that will help expand their rhythmic vocabulary. Additionally, working on this material will help them fine tune their sense of... view details
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Alternative Styles Alternative Styles (Music Book Series)
Doug Cameron - C.F. Peters Corp.

Doug Cameron's Alternative Styles music book series offers a unique look into solo jazz violin technique.  In the introductory book, he offers tips on writing, arranging, recording, practicing, improvising,... view details
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An Approach to Comping: The Essentials An Approach to Comping: The Essentials (A Guide to Jazz Accompanying)
Jeb Patton - Sher Music Company

This book with two CDs focuses on how pianists play (or comp) behind jazz soloists. It's a step-by-step guide to basic comping of rhythms, voicings, and progressions as played by the masters.... view details

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The Art of Modulating The Art of Modulating (For Pianists and Jazz Musicians)
Lucile Lawrence & Carlos Salzedo - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Art of Modulating is a treatise originally intended for the harp, but this edition has been edited for use by intermediate keyboardists and other musicians who have an understanding of basic music... view details
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The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony
Tom Hojnacki & Joe Mulholland - Berklee Press

Learn jazz harmony, as taught at Berklee College of Music. This text provides a strong foundation in harmonic principles, supporting further study in jazz composition, arranging, and improvisation. It covers... view details
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Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press

This essential method features rigorous, hands-on, "ears-on" practice exercises that help you explore the inner workings of music, presenting notes, scales, and rhythms as they are heard in pop, jazz, and... view details
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Berklee Music Theory - Book 2 Berklee Music Theory - Book 2 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press

This volume focuses on harmony, including triads, seventh chords, inversions, and voice leading for jazz, blues and popular music styles.  You'll develop the tools needed to write melodies and create effective... view details
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How to Play from a Real Book How to Play from a Real Book
Robert Rawlins - Hal Leonard Corporation

All musicians should be able to sit down at the keyboard and make sense of a tune. With that goal in mind, every instrumentalist and singer can profit from this book. It covers many techniques for exploring,... view details
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How to Play in a Rock or Jazz Band How to Play in a Rock or Jazz Band (Beginning Fundamentals for the Rhythm Section and Soloists)
Jeffrey Vigness - Vigness Music, LLC

How to Play in a Rock or Jazz Band is designed to teach each member of the rhythm section, as well as soloists, the basic fundamentals necessary to play with each other as a single musical unit. This... view details
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The Jazz Harmony Book The Jazz Harmony Book
David Berkman - Sher Music Company

Beginning with the most basic harmonic situations and progressing to contemporary jazz harmony, this book shows how to uncover and determine the best choices for chords to accompany any melody. Topics... view details

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Jazz Theory Book Jazz Theory Book
Mark Levine - Sher Music Company

Over 500 pages of text and over 750 musical examples. Written in the language of the working jazz musician, this book is easy to read and user-friendly. At the same time, it is the most comprehensive study... view details

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Minor is Major! Minor is Major!
Dan Greenblatt - Sher Music Company

Minor is Major! gives jazz improvisers hundreds of ways to negotiate their way through chord progressions in minor keys, including scale choices, hidden chords within those scales, and melodic... view details

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Patterns for Jazz Patterns for Jazz
Jerry Coker - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

"Patterns for Jazz" stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application... view details
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Twelve-Tone Improvisation Twelve-Tone Improvisation (A Method for Using Twelve Tone Rows in Jazz)
John O'Gallagher - Advance Music

Subtitled A Method for Using Tone Rows in Jazz, this novel approach to jazz improvisation combines jazz harmonies and twelve-note melodies in an exciting new tonal language.  The author is an active member of... view details
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Uncommon Bebop Uncommon Bebop (From Common Bebop Practices & Concepts)
Mike Rossi - Advance Music

Uncommon Bebop demonstrates how to develop a colorful chromatic language for improvisation from common bebop practices and devices. It shows how to alter melodic lines beyond their fixed state to create... view details
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