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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) (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 (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 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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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
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
Ray Santisi/ed. Mallikarjuna - Hal Leonard Corporation

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 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press

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 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press

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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The Blues The Blues (Companion Book)
Martin Scorsese - Harper Collins Pub Inc

This companion book to the seven-part PBS series The Blues will be indispensable to those teachers planning a comprehensive unit or series of units on this essential musical form. ... 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
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
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
Matt Harris & Jeff Jarvis - Kendor Music, Inc.

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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Effortless Mastery Effortless Mastery (20th Anniversary Edition)
Kenny Werner - Jamey Aebersold Jazz

This special limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the profound text that inspired thousands of musicians to reach that place in their music where performance became as effortless as drawing a

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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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Excellence in Jazz Pedagogy, Vol. 1 Excellence in Jazz Pedagogy, Vol. 1 (Jazz Ensemble Auditions & Repertoire Selection)
Dean Sorenson - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

In Volume 1: Jazz Ensemble Auditions and Repertoire Selection, the author takes a look at the reasons for teaching jazz in school music programs, the rationale behind the grading of jazz materials,

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Excellence in Jazz Pedagogy, Vol. 2 Excellence in Jazz Pedagogy, Vol. 2 (Jazz Ensemble Rhythm Section)
Dean Sorenson - Neil A. Kjos Music Company

Noted jazz educator Dean Sorenson takes a look at the jazz ensemble rhythm section, "the engine that powers the band."  Leading a jazz ensemble successfully requires not only a basic knowledge of each

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History of Jazz History of Jazz
Ted Gioia - Oxford University Press

A panoramic history of jazz, from slave dances in Congo Square to post-modern jazz at the Knitting Factory.  Provides commentary on the music as wellas on the social context in which it grew. ... view details
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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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Instrumental Jazz Arranging Instrumental Jazz Arranging (A Comprehensive and Practical Guide)
Mike Tomaro and John Wilson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Instrumental Jazz Arranging consists of a systematic presentation of the essential techniques and materials of jazz arranging. Authors Mike Tomaro and John Wilson draw upon 50+ years of combined... view details
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$49.99
Jazz - Then and Now Jazz - Then and Now
Dr. David Lee Fish - Hal Leonard Corporation

Starting with the origins of jazz, this book traces the genre's history as it evolved from ragtime in the clubs of New Orleans. Each of the book's 15 chapters covers an era in jazz history focusing on the... view details
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Jazz Educator's Handbook Jazz Educator's Handbook
Jeff Jarvis and Doug Beach - Kendor Music, Inc.

Two of the biggest names in jazz education, Jeff Jarvis and Doug Beach,  have combined their experience in the most comprehensive "how-to" manual for jazz educators ever published. Contains easy-to-understand... view details
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The Jazz Ensemble Director's Manual The Jazz Ensemble Director's Manual
Rick Lawn - C L Barnhouse Company

This should be the "Bible" for every jazz educator! It covers all aspects of conducting and instructing a jazz band. Including a wealth of practical methods and materials, Rick Lawn covers such topics

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$21.00
The Jazz Harmony Book The Jazz Harmony Book
David Berkman - Sher Music Company

Beginning with the most basic harmonic situations and progressing to contemporary jazz harmony, this book shows how to uncover and determine the best choices for chords to accompany any melody. Topics

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