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Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 book cover Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 book cover
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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$27.99
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Patterns for Jazz Patterns for Jazz (A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation)
Jerry Coker, James Casale, Gary Campbell & Jerry Greene - Alfred Music Publishing
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A monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns

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Paperback Book Treble Clef
$25.99
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Paperback Book Bass Clef
$26.95
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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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Book & CD C Version
$22.00
Book & CD B-flat Version
$22.00
Book & CD E-flat Version
$22.00
Book & CD Bass Clef Version
$22.00
The Essential Jazz Harmony Book book cover The Essential Jazz Harmony Book book cover
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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$17.95
An Approach to Comping, Vol. 1 (The Essentials) book cover An Approach to Comping, Vol. 1 (The Essentials) book cover
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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Jazz Theory Book book cover Jazz Theory Book book cover
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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$45.00
The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony book cover The Berklee Book of Jazz Harmony book cover
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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$29.99
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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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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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$24.95
Advanced Rhythms in Improvisation book cover Advanced Rhythms in Improvisation book cover
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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$25.00
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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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$34.00
Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns book cover Repository of Scales and Melodic Patterns book cover
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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$39.95
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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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$28.00
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The Rhythm Changes Guide The Rhythm Changes Guide
Lukas Gabric - Sher Music Company

A comprehensive guide to rhythm changes, offering a wealth of information for beginners and professionals alike. Written in the language of the working musician and clearly laid

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Minor Is Major! book cover Minor Is Major! book cover
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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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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$19.95
A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody book cover A Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmony and Melody book cover
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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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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Uncommon Bebop Uncommon Bebop (From Common Bebop Practices & Concepts)
Mike Rossi - Advance Music

Uncommon Bebop demonstrates how to develop a colorful chromatic language for improvisation from common bebop practices and devices. It shows how to alter melodic lines beyond their fixed state to create... view details
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$30.95
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Pathways to Parker Pathways to Parker (The Improvisational Patterns of Charlie Parker - Treble Clef)
Dr. W. Terry Rowlyk - Dr. W. Terry Rowlyk

This book was created to catalog the melodic pattern material performed by Charlie Parker for over sixty of his transcribed solos. It also comes with an APP called Pathways to Parker. The APP mirrors the

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Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 2 book cover Ready, Aim, Improvise! Book 2 book cover
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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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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$63.95
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Three Note Voicings and Beyond Three Note Voicings and Beyond (A Complete Guide for Jazz Guitarists)
Randy Vincent - Sher Music Company

This 200-page compendium is a complete guide to three-note jazz guitar voicings and related topics for everyone from intermediate newcomers to jazz guitar up to very advanced players. The book develops a... view details
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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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