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The Chord Voicing Handbook The Chord Voicing Handbook
Matt Harris & 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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Effortless Mastery Effortless Mastery (20th Anniversary Edition)
Kenny Werner - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

This special limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the profound text that inspired thousands of musicians to reach that place in their music where performance became as effortless as drawing a... view details

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The Essential Jazz Harmony Book The Essential Jazz Harmony Book (For All Instrumentalists and Arrangers)
Dan Haerle - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

Jazz has evolved its own harmony apart from other genres of music. In order to improvise and compose in the idiom, a basic understanding of this harmony, how chords move and connect with each other, is... view details

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Excellence in Jazz Pedagogy, Vol. 1 Excellence in Jazz Pedagogy, Vol. 1 (Jazz Ensemble Auditions & Repertoire Selection)
Dean Sorenson - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

In Volume 1: "Jazz Ensemble Auditions and Repertoire Selection," the author takes a look at the reasons for teaching jazz in school music programs, the rationale behind the grading of jazz materials, and... 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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Instrumental Jazz Arranging 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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Jazz - Then and Now 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 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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The Jazz Ensemble Director's Manual The Jazz Ensemble Director's Manual
Rick Lawn - C L Barnhouse Company

This should be the "Bible" for every jazz educator! It covers all aspects of conducting and instructing a jazz band. Including a wealth of practical methods and materials, Rick Lawn covers such topics... 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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The Jazz Language The Jazz Language (A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation)
Dan Haerle - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This text provides all of the materials commonly used by the jazz musician in a logical order dictated both by complexity and need. The book is not intended to be either an arranging or improvisation text,... view details

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

This comprehensive guide opens the doors to the world of jazz education. It is written by internationally recognized and successful jazz educators experienced at teaching jazz to elementary, middle school,... 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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The Jazzer's Cookbook The Jazzer's Cookbook (Creative Recipes for Players and Teachers)
Various Authors - Meredith Music Publications

This is a must-have exciting collection of favorite tips from 57 of today's most outstanding educators, performers and pros in the jazz education world. The Jazzer's Cookbook is an ideal resource... view details
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Latin Jazz Guide Latin Jazz Guide (A Path to Authentic Percussion and Ensemble Performance)
James Dreier - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Latin Jazz Guide covers in depth the 12 most common Latin jazz styles including bossa nova, samba, mambo, cha-cha and others with style-specific information. The content for each style... view details

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Modern Jazz Voicings: Arranging for Small and Medium Ensembles Modern Jazz Voicings: Arranging for Small and Medium Ensembles
Ted Pease & Ken Pullig - Berklee Press

The definitive text used for the time-honored chord/scales course at the Berklee School of Music, this book concentrates on scoring for every possible ensemble combination and teaches performers and... view details

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Music Lesson Music Lesson
Victor Wooten - Alfred Music Publishing

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Rhythm First! Rhythm First! (A Beginner's Guide to Jazz Improvisation)
Tom Kamp - Sher Music Company

In a step-by-step fashion, Rhythm First! builds up the student's library of rhythmic figures and has them playing along with the accompanying CD to get the sound and feel of jazz soloing under... view details

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The Teacher's Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright Law The Teacher's Guide to Music, Media, and Copyright Law
James Frankel - Hal Leonard Corporation

In this era of unprecedented access to information, teachers have a wealth of resources readily available for lesson planning, but determining what legally can and cannot be used in the classroom is a... view details
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Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz for Beginning Ensembles Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz for Beginning Ensembles
ed. Richard Miles - GIA Publications

For the first time, this volume from the acclaimed Teaching Music Through Performance series is available for directors of beginning jazz ensembles. This edition pairs practical perspectives from... view details

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Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 1 Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 1
Richard Miles & Ronald Carter - GIA Publications

Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz continues in the best tradition of the Teaching Music series, bringing together insights from top jazz educators and invaluable analysis of the best... view details

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Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 2 Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 2
ed. Richard Miles & Ronald Carter - GIA Publications

This long-awaited Volume 2 of Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz continues in the best tradition of the Teaching Music series. As in Volume 1, it brings together insights from top jazz... view details

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