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120 2-Bar Ii-V Riffs
120 2-Bar Ii-V Riffs
Paperback      ISBN: 0786608145
Writings on Glass
Writings on Glass
Hardcover      ISBN: 0825672465
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 transcriptions from the original Free Flight recordings. The instrumental editions contain all the music and solos by Jim Walker (transposed so each book is compatible), and the piano accompaniment book contains Mike Garson's transcribed solos. Includes play-along CDs.
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 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).
Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz
Louis Armstrong & Paul Whiteman
Two Kings of Jazz
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300103840
Juxtaposes the lives and careers of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and bandleader Paul Whiteman.
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.
Gershwin by Special Arrangement: Jazz-style Arrangements With a
Gershwin by Special Arrangement
Jazz-style Arrangements With a "Variation", Trombone/Baritone/Bassoon
Paperback      ISBN: 0757900593
Each collection contains 11 songs arranged for the instrumentalist wanting to play in a jazz style -- without the need to learn to improvise. All of the books are compatible, with only minimal changes in the "variation" section to accommodate the ranges and unique characteristics of the instruments. Titles are: I Got Rhythm * But Not for Me * Embraceable You * A Foggy Day * Fascinating Rhythm * I've Got a Crush on You * 'S Wonderful * How Long Has This Been Going On * Nice Work If You Can Get It * Someone to Watch Over Me * Strike Up the Band.
The World's Best Piano Arrangements
The World's Best Piano Arrangements
Paperback      ISBN: 0898985986
100 golden jazz standards arranged by greats such as Bill Evans, George Shearing, Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Dave Brubeck, "Fats" Waller, and Duke Ellington. Titles include: Blue Moon * C Jam Blues * Ebb Tide * I'm in the Mood for Love * Mood Indigo * Satin Doll * Take Five * Who's Sorry Now. Spiral-bound.
Duke: A Portrait of Duke Ellington
Duke
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
The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
The World Is Sound
Nada Brahma Music and the Landscape of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813180
One of Europe's foremost jazz producers takes us through a world of musical traditions and explores the effects of sound on consciousness.