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Jazz Improvisation (Practical Approaches to Grading) Jazz Improvisation (Practical Approaches to Grading)
Antonio J. Garcia - Meredith Music Publications

If grading music students in any creative course for credit is a challenge, how much more difficult is it to grade something as personal and nebulous as jazz improvisation? Should students be evaluated on... view details

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Guitar Play-Along, Vol. 40: Django Reinhardt Guitar Play-Along, Vol. 40: Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Guitar Play-Along DVD series lets you hear and see how to play songs like never before. Just watch, listen and learn! Each song starts with a lesson from a professional guitar teacher. Then, the teacher... 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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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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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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Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard
Eric Allen - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

From Coleman Hawkins to Chris Potter, the evolution of jazz style and harmony is carefully examined and clearly explained in this monumental work centered around iconic solos on the great standard Body... 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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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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An Approach to Comping, Vol. 2 An Approach to Comping, Vol. 2 (Advanced Concepts & Techniques)
Jeb Patton - Sher Music Company

In Volume 2, Jeb Patton explores the comping styles of legendary and modern jazz pianists as a step-by-step guide to comping rhythms, voicings, and progressions. This 256-page book with two CDs... view details

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Chords and Lines in Motion Chords and Lines in Motion
Andy LaVerne - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

In response to popular demand, noted jazz pianist, composer, author, and educator Andy LaVerne has created a unique and essential instructional DVD companion to his best selling book Chords In... 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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Arranging for Horns Arranging for Horns (A Berklee Guide)
Jerry Gates - Berklee Press

Arrange and write for a horn section! In this book, aspiring arrangers will learn how to add saxophones and brass to a rhythm section ensemble. The capabilities and characteristics of the most common... view details

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Playing Lead Trumpet Playing Lead Trumpet
Wayne Bergeron - Alfred Music Publishing

Trumpeter Wayne Bergeron is the lead trumpet player in Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, a recording artist in his own right, and one of the most active lead trumpet players in the world. On this DVD,... 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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An Approach to Comping, Vol. 1 (The Essentials) An Approach to Comping, Vol. 1 (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 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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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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Basics in Jazz Arranging 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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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 Corporation

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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Swing Machine Swing Machine (The Jazz Music of Larry Neeck)
Larry Neeck - Walking Frog Records

The always impressive Studio "A" Big Band romps through an outstanding set of jazz charts by popular writer Larry Neeck. Very cool! Titles: Swing Machine; Pressure Point; Just Before I Close My Eyes;... view details
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Hot Sauce Hot Sauce (The Jazz Music of Howard Rowe)
Howard Rowe - Walking Frog Records

This CD includes 17 great jazz charts by Howard Rowe performed to perfection by the Studio "A" Big Band. Highly recommended! Titles: Prime Time; Hot Sauce!; Southside Shuffle; Beneath an Orange Moon; Kicks... view details
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Hear It and Sing It! 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
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