Jazz History and Criticism
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.
Essentials of Jazz Theory Complete
Lessons - Ear Training - Workbook
Paperback ISBN: 0739030914
Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory is designed for jazz enthusiasts and musicians who want to learn jazz concepts and terminology. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you have a good understanding of basic theory, such as the lessons in Books 1-3 of Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. The book contains lessons with both written and music reading exercises and ear-training and listening are addressed through the included CDs. Each unit is complete with a review section. Playing and/or singing along with each example is encouraged throughout the book. Master jazz with ease using this complete course!
Approaching the Standards
Paperback ISBN: 0769292178
For the "fearful to the fearless," Approaching the Standards is an innovative, user-friendly approach to jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group, each of the three volumes of this play-along CD contains eight classic jazz tunes. Each volume features a jazz group demo recorded by top pros in a jazz gig setting, clearly written musical examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight, and a useful discography. Everything you need to begin improvising or to improve your jazz skills is included in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, available for C, B-Flat, E-Flat, and Bass Clef instruments. Volume 1 includes: Billie's Bounce * On the Trail * Cantaloupe Island * The Preacher * Summertime * Satin Doll * C Jam Blues * I Got Rhythm.
Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 1
10 Original Pieces for the Late Elementary to Early Intermediate Pianist
Paperback ISBN: 073900963x
Jazz, Rags & Blues, Books 1 through 5 contain original solos for late elementary to early advanced-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music. Available separately (item #18115), the CD includes dynamic recordings of each song in Books 1-3 of this series.
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 own." In Chop-Monster 1, students will hear and improvise to the Ima7, iimi7, and V7 chords in the key of B-flat, plus a basic blues progression. In Chop-Monster 2 students will hear and improvise to the ii-V-I progression in three keys (concert B-flat, E-flat, F).
Three Piano Rags
Alfred Masterwork Edition
Paperback ISBN: 0739015303
A collection of Scott Joplin's three most popular ragsÂ—Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer and Solace. Maurice Hinson has contributed his knowledge and expertise to create an edition that will help the pianist perform ragtime music in a stylistcially appropriate manner
The Npr Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 039952794x
Includes a concise history of jazz music, entries on noteworthy composers and musicians, listings of classic songs and compositions, a dictionary of jazz terminology, and a listing of the fifty most influential jazz CDs.
Sounds of Jazz Book 2
Paperback ISBN: 0913277029
These two collections were created so that student pianists can experience the joy of playing blues, rags and other jazz styles in a manner as authentic as possible within their rhythmic and technical capabilities. Titles include: Cakewalk * New Blues * Goin' Places * Southpaw Rock * Blue Mood * Jazz Prelude * Tango Blues * Crazy Fingers * T.C. Bounce.