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Rhythm First!
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

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$22.00
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$22.00
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$22.00
Berklee Music Theory - Book 1
Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 (Second Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press
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This essential method features rigorous, hands-on, "ears-on" practice exercises that helps students explore the inner workings of music, presenting notes, scales, and rhythms as they are heard in pop, jazz,

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Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz for Beginning Ensembles
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

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Jazz Ensemble CD 2-CD Set
$25.95
Berklee Music Theory - Book 2
Berklee Music Theory - Book 2 Berklee Music Theory - Book 2 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press
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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

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The Jazz Ensemble Director's Manual
The Jazz Ensemble Director's Manual The Jazz Ensemble Director's Manual
Rick Lawn - C L Barnhouse Company
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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

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Patterns for Jazz
Patterns for Jazz Patterns for Jazz (A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation)
Jerry Coker, James Casale, Gary Campbell & Jerry Greene - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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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

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Paperback Book Treble Clef
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Paperback Book Bass Clef
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Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 1
Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 1 Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 1
Richard Miles & Ronald Carter - GIA Publications
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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

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Jazz Ensemble CD 3-CD Set
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Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz, Vol. 2
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

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Pathways to Improvisation
Pathways to Improvisation Pathways to Improvisation
Denis DiBlasio - Northeastern Music Publications

Pathways to Improvisation is a highly organized method for developing the necessary skills to becoming a great improviser. It is not just another scale book. The scales are organized in such a way that... view details
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Jazz Theory Book
Jazz Theory Book Jazz Theory Book
Mark Levine - Sher Music Company
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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

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Jazz Pedagogy
Jazz Pedagogy Jazz Pedagogy (The Jazz Educator's Handbook and Resource Guide)
J. Richard Dunscomb & Willie Hill, Jr. - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
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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,

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Latin Jazz Guide
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

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The Jazz Language
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,

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Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns
Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns
Yusef A. Lateef - Alfred Music Publishing

This iconic 282 page spiral-bound book, with a wealth of patterns, licks, and ideas, has been popular among jazz players for a long time. Page after page of material, it is often referred to as a jazz

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The Essential Jazz Harmony Book
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

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Jazz Improvisation
Jazz Improvisation 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

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Jazz Theory & Workbook
Jazz Theory & Workbook Jazz Theory & Workbook
Lilian Dericq & Etienne Guereau - Hal Leonard Corporation

Jazz Theory & Workbook is designed for all instrumentalists eager to understand how the jazz standards they play and improvise over are constructed. It is also a great resource for arrangers and

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

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

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Inside the Score
Inside the Score Inside the Score
Rayburn Wright - Kendor Music, Inc.

Rayburn Wright's acclaimed text that reveals the writing secrets of Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, and Bob Brookmeyer! A detailed examination of eight of their best charts analyzes voicings, melodic construction,... view details
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Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age
Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age
Richard Sussman and Michael Abene - Oxford University Press

Perfect for undergraduate and graduate jazz composition and arranging courses, as well as seasoned professionals, Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age is a comprehensive and practical

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An Approach to Comping, Vol. 1 (The Essentials)
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.

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Berklee Jazz Piano
Berklee Jazz Piano Berklee Jazz Piano
Ray Santisi - Berklee Press
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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

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Improv Games for One Player, Vol. 1
Improv Games for One Player, Vol. 1 Improv Games for One Player, Vol. 1 (A Very Concise Collection of Musical Games for One Classical Musician)
Jeffrey Agrell - GIA Publications

Improv Games for One Player is an addictive book of musical games designed to help you be more expressive and musical in your music-making. This slender book should fit in just about every case

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Spiral-Bound Book 
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