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Three Piano Rags: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Three Piano Rags
Alfred Masterwork Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0739015303
A collection of Scott Joplin's three most popular rags—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
A Cool Yule: Ten Jazzy Christmas Songs, Intermediate, Advanced
A Cool Yule
Ten Jazzy Christmas Songs, Intermediate, Advanced
Paperback      ISBN: 0769264956
Pianists who are looking for new and exciting Christmas arrangements will love to see these renditions by Steve Calderone. Writing club date arrangements with a jazz flair, Calderone uses hip chord changes to bring new life to 10 traditional carols. Perfect for holiday parties.
Approaching the Standards: B-flat
Approaching the Standards
Paperback      ISBN: 0769292313
Volume 3 includes: Tenor Madness * Killer Joe * Bye Bye Blackbird * Take the "A" Train * Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise * Secret Love * Speak Low * Cottontail.
Sounds of Jazz Book 2
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.
Essentials of Jazz Theory Complete: Lessons - Ear Training - Workbook
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!
Duke: A Portrait of Duke Ellington
A Portrait of Duke Ellington
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393075125
Ellington's genius and enigmatic personality are given equal attention in this in-depth biography of the internationally celebrated composer-musician
An Adventure in Jazz, Book 3
An Adventure in Jazz, Book 3
Paperback      ISBN: 0757926053
AN ADVENTURE IN JAZZ was written for the student pianist. It is intended to be an informative and entertaining picture of the probable origin of jazz. One person can study and play the entire set of pieces in each book, or the performance can be a class project. There is also an optional duet found at the conclusion of each book. It would make a charming closing for a group performance.
The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time
The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0634074164
Handy resource for Jazz listeners and hardcore fans. Spanning players from eighty years of history, this bold book steps forward and claims who are the greatest. Compiled from an extensive survey conducted with the best jazz minds in the education, publishing and entertainment worlds, noted jazz journalist Gene Rizzo summarized the chosen and presents a concise bio on the essence of these jazz giants. Choices were made on the basis of chops, originality, creativity, and degree of influence. This book will either confirm some readers' opinions or open debate with others, but ultimately the book provides an impressive summary of the greatest jazz piano players of all time. * A photo accompanies each listing * Landmark recordings are listed * Extra lists include the next twenty to be selected, the top women players and an alphabetical list of all the other players considered
Lady Sings the Blues
Lady Sings the Blues
Paperback      ISBN: 0767923863
In a fiftieth anniversary edition of Holiday's unforgettable memoir, the legendary singer describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years in bondage to a drug habit. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Mel Bays Complete Jazz Flute Book
Mel Bays Complete Jazz Flute Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0786602813