The Lobster Theory is a groundbreaking new approach to learning the language of jazz. It’s a book of musical concepts brought to life through the use of clever analogies, illustrated by New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Mick Stevens. Foreword by Jeff Coffin.Through eighteen chapters, this educational book shares fresh, creative approaches to the following topics:• Practicing (Lifting Weights)• Ear training (The School Bell) • Harmonic awareness (Ketchup on a Brownie)• Phrasing like a pro (The Bus)• The importance of chord study (Polishing the Silver)• Common tones (Dual Citizen Notes)• Keeping your solos fresh and spontaneous (The Lobster Theory)• Hearing in harmonic context (Harmonic GPS)• Pacing your solo (The Waiter)• How to memorize major scales & key signatures (Alligators, Elephants & Clowns)• Using chord substitutions (Harmonic Turn Signals)• Infusing your notes with life and energy (The Bobber Theory)• Using taste to differentiate the sounds of chords (Apple Chords - includes spellings for the 60 most common seventh chords)• Two great ways to sequence a musical idea (The Snake)• Connecting with your listener (Tasting Harmony)• Organizing your musical furnishings (The Music House)• Scale note selection (The Kid and the Cupcake)• Transformative practice strategies (Running with the Pro Dogs)Notated musical examples, jazz etude excerpts, educational chord graphs and charts are featured throughout the book to further illustrate and teach the musical concepts.What Greg Fishman has accomplished in this book is to explain, and then show – through the use of awesome drawings and complete musical examples – different concepts and ideas that are essential to our development as musicians. The Lobster Theory is a really fun read and I enjoy Greg’s sense of humor and wit. The ideas he presents here are effective, long lasting and inviting for students and educators alike. – Jeff Coffin
Jazz ImprovisationEine umfassende Methode fur alle InstrumenteNombre de pages :160
Contrast and Continuity In Jazz ImprovisationA Diatonic and Multi-Colored ApproachWhile nearly all great solos contain a delicate balance of contrast and continuity in the broader sense, (rhythm, range, harmonic interest & variation, dynamics, pacing, etc) this concept illustrates the way towards creating a diatonic, multi-colored and contemporary language for jazz improvisation.Nombre de pages :220
Jerry Coker´s Creative Nudge is an HGH (human growth harmone) for jazz musicians - only legal and void of dangerous side effects. It is an improviser´s steroid that stimulates artistic growth by refocusing energy into specific areas of study and practice. Coker speaks candidly to all jazz musicians - from beginners to advanced players - in a manner that is structured, but not pedantic; conversational, yet impassioned. Its 63 pages contain wisdom gleaned by a life dedicated to and enriched by jazz improvisation.-- Steve Crews, master Jazz Pianist and member of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz QuartetI´m all of one chapter into this pamphlet and am blown away by the positive nature of Coker´s outlook. I am so glad I bought this and cannot put it down!-- Rick Schrenker, Jamey Aebersold Jazz customer from MassachussettsI love your new book! I just read it and really identified with much of the book - particularly melodies and tunes in my head all day & night. I have also always felt that the pinnacle of playing is not a performance but the practicing. I get a lot more pleasure practicing that I do performing - often because it´s my escape into a world all my own and my performances don´t compare to what I play at home. I also loved the aesthetics chapter and couldn´t agree more. You really brightened up my world! Your teaching guidelines mirror your love of teaching and should be guidelines for all of us! You continue to inspire!-- Rick Simerly, jazz trombonist and Summer Jazz Workshops faculty memberExplores the hows, whats, and whys of practice, performance, technique, and musicianship. Sometimes, it only takes a nudge to move your playing to the next level. 6x9 paperback.Why do musicians choose Jazz Improvisation as an outlet for creativity? Why are we creating this music and who are we creating it for? All you need is a little information.Master Jazz Educator Jerry Coker has put together this wonderfully structured text summarizing several important topics regarding Jazz and Jazz Improvisation; giving us all that much needed nudge.Features:Jazz Study PreparationAchieving Maximum ResultsVehicle/Tune-TypesInstrumental Techniques and ToneScales and Keyboard ActivitiesListening and Ear TrainingTeaching JazzRepertoireand Much More!
Jazz Theory Resources is a jazz theory text in two volumes. Volume I (00030458, $39.95) includes: review of basic theory, rhythm in jazz performance, basic tonal materials, triadic generalization, diatonic harmonic progressions and harmonic analysis, substitutions and turnarounds, common melodic outlines, and an overview of voicings. Volume II (00030459, $29.95) includes: modes and modal frameworks, quartal harmony, other scales and colors, extended tertian structures and triadic superimposition, pentatonic applications, coloring ´´outside” the lines and beyond, analysis, and expanding harmonic vocabulary. Appendices on chord/scale relationships, elaborations of static harmony, endings, composing tips and theory applications are also included.
L’ambition de cet ouvrage est double : apporter aux musiciens de jazz et des musiques actuelles les notions théoriques et pratiques qu’ils doivent souvent glaner çà et là, au fil de publications d’inégale fiabilité ; et donner aux musiciens classiques quelques clés leur permettant de découvrir d’autres univers.Conçu à la fois comme manuel pratique et ouvrage de référence, Zoom sur le jazz expose et commente de nombreuses notions de théorie et d’analyse ; il fournit des indications et des conseils immédiatement utilisables, et des repères historiques aidant à apprécier le cheminement des musiciens.
Jazz Warm-ups And Vocalises is a perfect set of warm-ups for the vocal jazz ensemble that´s designed to enhance and stimulate the growth of each member´s vocal and choral ability.Thinking of the warm-up as a mini voice lesson, you can reinforce concepts with consistent encouragement, criticism, problem-solving and praise. This practical volume will help the conductor provide purposeful leadership and develop artistry in each individual through exercises that build styles such as Swing, Latin and Rock using solfége and scat syllables as well as tone and blend in ballad style.Each exercise includes a notated keyboard accompaniment with multiple modulations and professional recordings of a rhythm section and singers performing each drill on the enclosed CD.
The Chord Scale Theory & Jazz HarmonyJazz harmony, as taught at the Berklee College of Music is based on the so called Chord Scale Theory. This method - further developed - is now available as a comprehensive textbook for the first time. Emerged from practice and designed for practical use, it provides theoretical knowledge necessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.Nombre de pages :184
Ouvrage de référence pour tous ceux qui souhaitent comprendre, pratiquer, improviser...dans le jazz. Ce livre se divise en cinq parties : Théorie : Accords et Gammes Improvisation : Jouer sur les Grilles Réharmonisation Le répértoire Le reste