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Advanced Rhythms in Improvisation
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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Concepts for Improvisation
Concepts for Improvisation Concepts for Improvisation (A Comprehensive Guide for Performing and Teaching)
Richard DeRosa - Hal Leonard Corporation

Jazz improvisation 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

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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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Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman
Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman
Stephen Rush - Routledge & Kegan

Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman's musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise

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How to Play from a Real Book
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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How to Play in a Rock or Jazz Band
How to Play in a Rock or Jazz Band How to Play in a Rock or Jazz Band (Beginning Fundamentals for the Rhythm Section and Soloists)
Jeffrey Vigness - Vigness Music, LLC

How to Play in a Rock or Jazz Band is designed to teach each member of the rhythm section, as well as soloists, the basic fundamentals necessary to play with each other as a single musical unit. This... view details
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Introduction to Jazz Piano A Deep Dive
Introduction to Jazz Piano A Deep Dive Introduction to Jazz Piano A Deep Dive (60 Workouts with Classic Recordings for Building a Strong Foundation)
Jeb Patton - Sher Music Company

This thorough and in-depth introduction to jazz piano starts from the beginning and helps you develop all the skills necessary to become a functional jazz pianist. It covers a wide range of subjects: the

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Jazz Harmony: A Practical Approach
Jazz Harmony: A Practical Approach Jazz Harmony: A Practical Approach
Frank Sikora - Schott Music Distribution

The theory bestseller now in English! Beginners and advanced learners can deepen their knowledge of jazz harmony with this comprehensive textbook. With numerous practical exercises and examples, audio

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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 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 Vocal Improvisation
Jazz Vocal Improvisation Jazz Vocal Improvisation (An Instrumental Approach)
Mili Bermejo - Hal Leonard Corporation

Learn to improvise like an instrumentalist! Artful vocal jazz improvisation requires knowing the changes, and all musicians need to understand what is happening on the musical landscape. This book will help

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Let's Speak Jazz!
Let's Speak Jazz! Let's Speak Jazz! (A Conversational Approach to Jazz Improvisation for Saxophonists)
Martin Jacobsen - Advance Music

In Let's Speak Jazz!, saxophonists will find everything they want to know about sound, technique, and improvisation. Drawing upon his many years of experience in the education and training of

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Minor Is Major!
Minor Is Major! Minor Is Major!
Dan Greenblatt - Sher Music Company

Minor is Major! gives jazz improvisers hundreds of ways to negotiate their way through chord progressions in minor keys, including scale choices, hidden chords within those scales, and melodic

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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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Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 1
Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 1 Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 1 (Exploring the Basics of Jazz Improvisation)
Hal Crook - Advance Music

This book explores the critical areas involved in learning how to improvise, including music theory, jazz harmony, ear training, jazz execution, jazz vocabulary, practicing, self-critiquing, career

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Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 2
Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 2 Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 2 (Exploring the Basics of Jazz Improvisation)
Hal Crook - Advance Music

This second book in the series explores the critical areas involved in learning how to improvise, including music theory, jazz harmony, ear training, jazz execution, jazz vocabulary, practicing,

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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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