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American Big Bands
American Big Bands American Big Bands
Dr. William F. Lee - Hal Leonard Corporation

Count Basie, the Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington - these and more were the American idols of the golden era of the big bands. This is the ultimate guide to American big bands, with over 650 entries spanning... view details
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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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An Approach to Comping, Vol. 2
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

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Arranging and Composing
Arranging and Composing Arranging and Composing
David Baker - Alfred Music Publishing

This professional manual lets you share the secrets of David Baker's success. Baker explains his practical working techniques for piano trio, jazz quartet, four- and five-part writing, chord substitutions,... view details
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Arranging for Horns
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

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The Art of Modulating
The Art of Modulating 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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The Art of Small Combo Jazz Playing
The Art of Small Combo Jazz Playing The Art of Small Combo Jazz Playing
Horace Silver - Hal Leonard Corporation

An invaluable text outlining the "art" of combo playing from master leader, player, and composer, Horace Silver. Includes sections on jazz philosophy, group and solo playing, composing and arranging, the music... view details
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Basics in Jazz Arranging
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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The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony
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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Berklee Jazz Piano
Berklee Jazz Piano Berklee Jazz Piano
Ray Santisi/ed. Mallikarjuna - Hal Leonard Corporation
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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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Berklee Music Theory - Book 1
Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press
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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
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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 effective... 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 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

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Building a Jazz Vocabulary
Building a Jazz Vocabulary Building a Jazz Vocabulary
Mike Steinel - Hal Leonard Corporation

A valuable resource for learning the basics of jazz from Mike Steinel of the University of North Texas.  It covers the basics of jazz, how to build effective solos, a comprehensive practice routine, and a jazz... view details
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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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A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody
A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody
David Liebman - Advance Music

This book should be seen as a method to help the artist to develop his or her own way when trying to improvise chromatically. Through the concepts and examples offered, the improviser should be able to use

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Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band
Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band
Bill Dobbins - Advance Music

Dedicated to jazz writers Clare Fischer, Bill Holman and Bob Brookmeyer, this substantial book by renowned arranger and author Bill Dobbins presents detailed analyses of eight big-band originals by Dobbins

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Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians
Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians Comprehensive Technique for Jazz Musicians (Second Edition)
Bert Ligon - Hal Leonard Corporation

An incredible presentation of the most practical exercises an aspiring jazz student could want.  All are logically interwoven with fine "real world" examples from jazz to classical.  This book is an essential... view details
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Concepts for Improvisation
Concepts for Improvisation Concepts for Improvisation (A Comprehensive Guide for Performing and Teaching)
Richard De Rosa - Hal Leonard Corporation

Improv fundamentals for teachers and students, covering the blues, modes, scales, progressions and more, plus chapters on phrasing melodies, the swing concept, phraseology in modern jazz, chord nomenclature,... view details
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Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony
Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony
Bert Ligon - Hal Leonard Corporation

A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists. 150 p.... view details
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Conversations with Bill Holman
Conversations with Bill Holman Conversations with Bill Holman (Thoughts and Recollections of a Jazz Master)
Edited by Bill Dobbins - Advance Music

Legendary jazz composer, arranger, and saxophonist Bill Holman discusses his life, career, and views on music with Bill Dobbins, professor at the Eastman School of Music. In Conversations with Bill

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The Creative Band and Orchestra
The Creative Band and Orchestra The Creative Band and Orchestra
Julie Lyonn Lieberman - Hal Leonard Corporation

The first book of its kind in the world, The Creative Band & Orchestra provides conductors, directors and educators with over one hundred ideas, techniques, exercises and musical examples. Through this book,... view details
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Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz
Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz (The Music of Chuco Valdes and Irakere)
Chucho Valdes & Rebeca Mauleon - Sher Music Company

Here is a book that, at the same time, includes the best compositions of the ground-breaking Cuban fusion group, Irakere; is a thorough guide to the roots of Afro-Cuban jazz; and provides an overview of

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Downbeat - the Great Jazz Interviews
Downbeat - the Great Jazz Interviews Downbeat - the Great Jazz Interviews (A 75th Anniversary Anthology)
Frank Alkyer & Ed Enright - Hal Leonard Corporation

In honor of its 75th anniversary, DownBeat's editors have compiled the best interviews, insights and photos from the world's top jazz magazine in this 352-page anthology. Features include early legends... view details
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