Know before You Blow - Jazz Modes
(Modes for Group Ensemble)
Emile De Cosmo, Laura De Cosmo and Chris Tedesco - Santorella Publications
Know Before You Blow - Jazz Modes teaches why, when, what and how to incorporate modes into the jazz skill set. There are no shortcuts, but through trial and error, by maintaining a disciplined practice schedule, by studying great jazz players and working with this method, there is a means to an end. All seven modes are clearly defined, explained and notated on the text page which precedes each exercise. These text pages display a diagram of each mode and the compatible chords that "work" for that particular mode. The Conductor's Edition contains a complete score and CD of all six horns playing together. Imagine no more guess work to determine which mode works and why or what to play and when. This phenomenal tool is for every music educator for any ensemble at any level!