12 Contemporary Jazz Etudes is written by the world-renowned jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, bandleader, educator, and member of the Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer. Designed for the medium to
Created for a wide variety of musicians, 12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues and Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and more experienced musicians. Accessible, yet with some challenges, this
14 Blues & Funk Etudes is a collection of studies composed for musicians who wish to extend themselves in improvisation, composition, sight-reading and general musicianship skills. Each
Written by jazz musician Bob Mintzer, 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes presents practice and performance aids and explanations in a variety of jazz and funk styles. In addition, the books include a CD
Written for a wide variety of musicians, 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and to more experienced musicians. For the younger player, particular care is
From the popular performer and composer, and published for both alto and tenor saxophones, here are 16 original solos based on well-known jazz standards designed to improve your time, melodic sense, and
500 Jazz Licks aims to assist players and students on their journey to playing jazz fluently. These short phrases and ideas called "licks" will help them understand how to
Phrase like a pro! By simply adding one chromatic note, you can convert the most commonly used scales into bebop scales. Bebop scales almost magically turn scales into jazz lines, adding melodic flow and
Learn the art of jazz bass. Whether you are new to playing jazz or wish to hone your skills, and whether you play acoustic or electric bass, this book will help you expand your basic technique to create
Play jazz with tremendous facility and authentic vocabulary. Learn to develop your own sound, perform a wide variety of essential jazz time feels, and improvise dynamic fills and solos, taught in the
A fun collection of all-time big-band classics, with a play-along CD. Includes: April in Paris; I've Got You Under My Skin; In the Mood; It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing); Route 66;
The second volume of this popular series features authentic arrangements of 10 big hits, with easy-to-read parts and great accompaniments on a professionally recorded CD. Titles include: Ain't No
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These book/CD combinations let instrumentalists play along with a full big band to ten swinging classics from the suave Mr. Ellington! Titles include: Caravan; Chelsea Bridge; Cotton Tail; I'm Beginning
These book and CD packs feature easy-to-read, authentic big band parts for ten terrific jazz tunes with a professionally recorded play along CD that lets instrumentalists perform as part of a big band.
With these cool book/CD packs, solo instrumentalists can play their parts along with a full, professional big band. This set will aid players in learning correct style, interpretation and phrasing. Includes
Peter Retzlaff and Ian Froman provide an overview of jazz playing from early small group jazz right up through post-bop and ECM styles. Retzlaff's section contains a complete approach to ride cymbal
The Drum Also Struts presents an opportunity for drum set players to explore an aspect of their instrument that is overlooked far too often: playing and soloing melodically. The 10 play-along
Playing in a big band is one of the most complex and nuanced jobs that a drummer faces. Garey Williams' book Drummer's Guide to Big Band sets out a highly organized game plan for tackling the
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