This is the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic Series. It gives students even more beginning through advanced jazz charts to expose them to the world of jazz. Each unit contains a tune, notated solos, backgrounds, bass lines, and parts for piano and percussion. The optional CD provides a professional accompaniment for solos or improvisation.
Title: Jazz Philharmonic Second Set (Book 2), By Sabien, R. and Phillips, B., Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
In the Pocket offers nine pieces from Richie Cannata's new self-titled CD in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you "sit in" with the best. An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players.
Twelve great songs of the '20s and '30s. Each song is arranged in a fun and lively way with a strum-and-sing approach. The chords are simple, yet entirely appropriate to the jazz-age style of the '20s and '30s.
Ain't She Sweet
As Time Goes By
Bye Bye Blackbird
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
I'll See You in My Dreams
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It Had to Be You
Sweet Georgia Brown
Tonight You Belong to Me
Celebrated jazz player Arthur Lipner has devised a set of books that will be terrific for introducing players with a desire to improvise in a group to the basic musical requirements of the jazz arts. Covering a wide range of concepts, Lipner's books touch on ear training, chords and basic voicings, the groove and connecting chords with solo lines. The books contain: lead sheets to ten tunes, including two by Charlie Parker and one each by Mongo Santamaria and Ze Luis Olivera; a great play-along CD with a really smokin' band; graduated difficulty of charts and solos beginning with two tunes using one chord each; transciptions of nine Lipner solos for playing along with; discussion of the elements, chord details and solo ideas for each tune; a hip mix of styles including soca, funk, bossa, samba and swing.
Title: From Lead Sheets to Hip Solos, By Lipner, Arthur, Published by Carl Fischer
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!
The blues is an incredibly powerful form of music that creates an environment within which you, the soloist, can improvise easily and expressively. This one-of-a-kind book for violinists - with its supportive practice CD - will provide you with technical, musical and stylistic tips designed to activate your imagination, fine-tune your right- and left-hand touch, and help you develop a uniquely individual sound. Includes 17 solos to demonstrate the styles of great blues fiddlers, with bios on each.
Title: Rockin' Out with Blues Fiddle, By Lieberman, Julie Lyonn, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 695612
Everything is covered here. Starting with all the basics like octaves, hammer-ons and pull-offs. It then builds into the most advanced slap techniques including double and triple pops, flamenco thumb technique, and plucks. There are lessons in upright bass slap, as well as modal harmony studies. The grooves cover a wide range of styles that include jazz fusion, walking lines, fingerstyle conversion, pop/dance, funk/soul, bluegrass, Dixieland, etc. These lessons have something for almost any student; written in bass clef and tablature with CD.
Title: Getting Into Slap Bass, By Matheos, Chris, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21273BCD