Finally, a test that students will look forward to taking! This straight-ahead swinger is ideal for teaching swing rhythm interpretation and improvising on a blues scale. Equally suited to any program,
This laid-back, easy-going swing chart at the very easy level is a perfect introduction to the blues for aspiring jazz musicians! Bluesy melodies and swinging rhythms will teach basic style in a way that is
This straight-ahead blues has it all! From an easy swinging melody that gives way to cool counterpoint, it leads to solos that are open for all. All players have an opportunity to improvise on a
From the First Place for Jazz Series comes this minor blues chart that features swinging lines and intricate counterpoint for young jazz ensembles. The features include a short "rhythm out" section that
This medium-tempo swinger played around 120 bpm is perfect for the concert hall or a lazy afternoon. Everyone gets to play the melody, and this chart is a perfect introduction to swing style for the
Your young jazz band will be the life of the party with this flagwaver that's a perfect opener or closer. Suggested solos are provided for the drummer to be the featured soloist in this up-tempo
The very essence of swinging cool jazz! All players will want to play a solo in the open solo section where suggested solos in all keys are provided. The minor mode and moderate tempo make the solo section
Minor modes seem to work well wtih young players, and this medium-slow swinger holds all the cards! The melody is played in a call-and-response pattern while the shout chorus includes solid, concerted
A classic up-tempo swinger in the Basie tradition, this chart has it all, right down to the classic piano ending. At around 176 bpm, every section gets a workout in this swinging original with lots of
Here it comes! The flagwaver to end all flagwavers for young players, this chart is all fun and excitement. Introduce your students to rhythm changes in an exciting and accessible way with Ready or
The second line groove in School's Out Strut will have everyone looking forward to summer vacation! The drummer sets the groove with an extended second line cadence before the ensemble settles in
Shuffle on Down roars right from the start and is a perfect opener. The melody uses notes from the blues scale and is passed all around the band. The shout chorus really wails for this grade level.
This modal chart will engage your rhythm section and is a terrific solo vehicle. Clearly marked rhythm section breaks are a key part of the melody, helping to teach this important skill to the rhythm
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