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Selections from a Dave Brubeck Christmas
Selections from a Dave Brubeck Christmas
Paperback      ISBN: 0769215548

Distinctive renditions of Christmastime favorites from the legendary Dave Brubeck. Titles are: Away in a Manger * Cantos Para Pedir las Posadas * "Homecoming" Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * O Tannenbaum * Silent Night * To Us Is Given * What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) * Winter Wonderland.

Guitar Roots: Swing
Guitar Roots: Swing
Paperback      ISBN: 0739024671

The ultimate starter book for players looking to learn the classic guitar style that's once again so popular. Learn swing progressions and forms, as well as how to construct a swing guitar solo, and so much more. This is the only book ever needed to get s

Jazz Montage: 6 Jazz Piano Solos With Teacher Accompaniment: Elementary Piano Solos, Level 1
Jazz Montage
6 Jazz Piano Solos With Teacher Accompaniment: Elementary Piano Solos, Level 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0757939767

Titles include: Ja Da * The Muffin Man * Alexander's Ragtime Band * When the Saints Go Marching In * The Love Nest * Waltz. Exciting teacher duets are included for each piece.

Jazz Anyone?: Play and Learn : Book 1 : Teacher Edition
Jazz Anyone?
Play and Learn : Book 1 : Teacher Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0769218709

Play and Learn is an exciting method to learn the art of jazz improvisation---for individual study or classroom use with an entire jazz ensemble. Through the use of recorded jazz tracks (70 on the CDs included), sequenced concepts involving exercises, licks and mini-charts, plus structured lessons, a student can acquire improvisation skills.

The Louis Armstrong Companion: Eight Decades of Commentary
The Louis Armstrong Companion
Eight Decades of Commentary
Paperback      ISBN: 0825671930

This tribute to the great trumpeter, vocalist and ambassador of jazz, Louis Armstrong, includes many of the musician's autobiographical writings and personal letters. Berrett covers the man and his music from the 1920s to the present day.

Chop-monster, Book 1
Chop-monster, Book 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0739029274

Chop-Monster is a sequential jazz improvisation method by acclaimed jazz pianist and educator Shelly Berg that utilizes a "call-and-response" approach: students listen to a jazz idea, imitate it until it is internalized, and then "try it on their o

The Music of Free Flight, -- Classical Pieces in Jazz Style
The Music of Free Flight, -- Classical Pieces in Jazz Style
Paperback      ISBN: 0769201237

These books are designed to give the jazz musician insight into the improvisation talents of Jim Walker and Mike Garson. Although this material is advanced in nature, young musicians will benefit greatly from listening to and working on these transcriptio

Reading Jazz: The New Method for Learning to Read Written Jazz Music
Reading Jazz
The New Method for Learning to Read Written Jazz Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0769214223

A self-study text (newly revised with CD), presenting the most common jazz rhythms in order of increasing complexity in a series of short exercises and duets. The CD provides examples of performance and a professional rhythm section to play with. Great es

Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin
Dancing to a Black Man's Tune
A Life of Scott Joplin
Paperback      ISBN: 0826215475

By using Scott Joplin's life as a window onto American social and cultural development at the turn of the century, this biography dramatizes the role of one brilliant African American musician in defining the culture of a still-young nation.

Essential Jazz Lines: The Style of Charlie Parker
Essential Jazz Lines
The Style of Charlie Parker
Paperback      ISBN: 0786660732

Charlie Parker was arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This text presents numerous jazz lines in Charlie's style, grouped by their application in a given harmonic content. Students will learn to connect lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and other harmonic frameworks. To facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each sectin of the book has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Some of the techniques used in the Charlie Parker style will also be discussed with examples provided. This will help musicians analyze each of the ideas presented, further ensuring their mastery.
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