Jazz Practice Ideas with Your Real Book (Jazz & Improvisation Series): Andy McWain
Jay Clayton´s Jazz Vocal Practice Series Vol. 2Vamps & Blues: Practice Improvising!Vamps are one or more chords repeated over and over again. Since the harmony doesn´t change much, you have time to hear ideas and develop a solo as well as find new ways to articulate and build your personal vocabulary. There are eight piano vamps on this practice CD. Each one has a different feel and character and chord progression.
Jay Clayton´s Jazz Vocal Practice Series Vol. 1Vocal Exercise Workouts No. 1 and No. 2ake private lessons with Jay Clayton. A unique new series! There are two Exercise Workouts on this CD. Both sequences of exercises have been designed for warming up, improving breath control, widening your range, and improving accuracy and intonation. Developing a good daily routine of working with the CD will help you develop control, strength, delicacy and flexibility. Your goal is to sing anything you feel and hear with ease
DescriptionBased upon the Berklee Jazz Composition and Arranging Curriculum, this fully comprehensive guide covers all aspects of writing effective and inventive Jazz compositions. Features include:A full range of styles from the Blues to Fusion and beyond.Melodies created using intervallic patterns, guide tone lines, compound lines, antecedent/consequent phrasing and melodic tension.All aspects of tonal and modal harmony including inversions, pedal points and reharmonisation.Elements of form including intros, endings, interludes and backgrounds.Apply knowledge to any kind of soloist or ensemble, from Sax to Big Band.All elements of the book are complemented by the accompanying CD, including a listening tour of an entire extended Jazz work. A highly substantial and important volume.
Jazz Arranging and Performance Practice:A Guide for Small Ensembles Paul E. Rinzler
Jazz Conception Study Guidea manual for teachers and for self-studyThe Jazz Conception Study Guide shows through detailed analysis how to get inside the creative process of creating a jazz solo, it provides a wealth of ideas and practice suggestions for the serious jazz educator and for self-study. Adapted compatible editions are available for alto/baritone, tenor soprano saxophones, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, guitar, piano, bass, and saxophone section.Nombre de pages :112
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!
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
Learn how to solo like the masters!The ultimate practice book for serious jazz guitarists!The Cellular Approach is a practical method for developing the ability to create convincing jazz solos in a wide variety of playing situations.It takes actual jazz lines recorded by master players and then slices them up into small cells that can be re-combined into longer lines to fit almost any harmonic situation.This enables the player to improvise his or her own lines that sound just as interesting and melodic as the masters without resorting to simply copying others. Fingerings and string choices are often given too, making it particularly valuable to guitarists who want to actually master their instrument.Some of the harmonic situations dealt with include: Fast-moving cycles such as the bridge of Jordu Chromatic II-V changes Turnarounds, including many that are useful for dealing with rhythm changes Jimmy Heath´s C.T.A. changes John Coltrane´s Giant Steps changes. In addition, slower moving II-Vs are covered, using various strategies for stringing together the short cells into long flowing lines. 189 pages, $30 list price.There is a complete discussion of how to break out of diatonic-derived lines by using the cellular approach to create side-slipping and other intervallic lines — creating ultra-hip solo phrases in the style of modern masters such as Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and Herbie Hancock.Finally, the cell concept gets transcended as twelve tone rows in the style of Mike Stern and others are explored, as well as lines derived from 23rd chords — for the adventurous that are interested in paving a way into the future.Randy Vincent is a master player and teacher. The information in this book is very thorough and complete and the insights he offers are invaluable to anyone who is interested in improvising. This is a most welcome addition to the world of jazz pedagogy. Thanks, Randy!!!”— Bruce FormanThis book is good for ALL instruments. The patterns and exercises are excellent!”— Jamey AebersoldRandy Vincent´s new book ´The Cellular Approach´ very concisely lays out some great ideas for improvising. I look forward to delving deeper into this book. Congrats, Randy!”— Dave Stryker