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
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
This text provides all of the materials commonly used by the jazz musician in a logical order dictated both by complexity and need. The book is not intended to be either an arranging or improvisation text,
This comprehensive guide opens the doors to the world of jazz education. It is written by internationally recognized and successful jazz educators experienced at teaching jazz to elementary, middle school,
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
The Latin Jazz Guide covers in depth the 12 most common Latin jazz styles including bossa nova, samba, mambo, cha-cha and others with style-specific information. The content for each style
The definitive text used for the time-honored chord/scales course at the Berklee School of Music, this book concentrates on scoring for every possible ensemble combination and teaches performers and
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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