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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

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

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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Basics in Jazz Arranging
Paris Rutherford - Hal Leonard Corporation

Renowned educator and writer Paris Rutherford has adapted the text he used for over 30 years in teaching university-level instrumental arranging at one of the most illustrious jazz schools. For anyone wanting... view details

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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 Jazz Piano
Ray Santisi/ed. Mallikarjuna - Hal Leonard Corporation

Play jazz piano with new facility and expression as Ray Santisi, one of the most revered educators at the Berklee College of Music, reveals the pedagogy at the core of Berklee's jazz piano curriculum.  From... view details

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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

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

Chord Voicing Handbook
Matt Harris and Jeff Jarvis - Kendor Music, Inc.

How many times have you heard a jazz ensemble that sounds great, except - the chords played by the pianist do not "agree" with the ensemble voicings?  This handbook is intended to be a reference guide,... view details

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Exploring Jazz Arranging (An Interactive Guide to the Techniques and Aesthetics)
Chuck Israels - Hal Leonard Corporation

Perfect for both new and experienced arrangers, this book/CD-ROM set covers concepts that guide the beginner and stimulates new thinking among more seasoned musicians. The musical examples are creative and... view details

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Gene Krupa (The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend)
Bruce Klauber - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Over 200 photographs, spanning six decades of jazz history, tell the story of drummer and jazz legend Gene Krupa!  Many of today's leading drummers share their insight about Gene, including: Peter Erskine, Ed... view details

The Great Jazz Guitarists (The Ultimate Guide)
Scott Yanow - Hal Leonard Corporation

The prolific Scott Yanow has outdone himself with this book, the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published. From Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian to Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin and even... view details

Hear It and Sing It! (Exploring the Blues)
Judy Niemack - Second Floor Music

This effective tool for learning to sing and improvise on the blues is designed for people who love to sing, as well as for students and teachers in vocal jazz programs. It takes a step-by-step approach to... view details

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 (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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Instrumental Jazz Arranging (A Comprehensive and Practical Guide)
Mike Tomaro and John Wilson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Instrumental Jazz Arranging consists of a systematic presentation of the essential techniques and materials of jazz arranging. Authors Mike Tomaro and John Wilson draw upon 50+ years of combined... view details

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Jake Hanna (The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer)
Maria Judge - Meredith Music Publications

This colorful memoir of the great jazz drummer and witty storyteller, Jake Hanna,  recounts his life story and career through tributes, recollection and anecdotes (many of them his own hilarious quips) from... view details

Jazz - Then and Now
Dr. David Lee Fish - Hal Leonard Corporation

Starting with the origins of jazz, this book traces the genre's history as it evolved from ragtime in the clubs of New Orleans. Each of the book's 15 chapters covers an era in jazz history focusing on the... view details

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Jazz Educator's Handbook
Jeff Jarvis and Doug Beach - Kendor Music, Inc.

Two of the biggest names in jazz education, Jeff Jarvis and Doug Beach,  have combined their experience in the most comprehensive "how-to" manual for jazz educators ever published. Contains easy-to-understand... view details

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Jazz Ensemble Directors Manual
Richard Lawn - C L Barnhouse Company

This should be the "Bible" for every jazz educator! It covers all aspects of conducting and instructing a stage band. Including a wealth of practical methods and materials, Richard Lawn covers such topics as... view details

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Jazz Guitar Icons (An In-Depth Look at the Styles of 25 Masters)
Wolf Marshall - Hal Leonard Corporation

Follow the "fretprints" of the most influential jazz guitar icons from the last 100 years with this detailed overview of the genre's key players. Written by acclaimed guitar aficionado Wolf Marshall, this... view details

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Jazz Pedagogy
J. Richard Dunscomb and Willie Hill - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

A comprehensive guide that opens the doors to the world of jazz education. Written by internationally recognized and successful jazz educators experienced at teaching jazz to elementary, middle school, high... view details

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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 of... view details

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Jazz: a History of America's Music
Ken Burns/Ward - Random House LLC

This exciting companion book to the ten-part TV series "Jazz" by Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward will be treasured by both jazz musicians and jazz enthusiasts alike!  The story of the birth of this American art... view details

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