DescriptionEnrich your drumming with world rhythms and sounds. World music presents many learning opportunities and challenges, especially for drums and percussion. Learning grooves from Africa, Latin America, South America, and other regions will make you a more complete musician, and give you more ideas for creating your own sound and solos.Many jazz greats have been inspired by world traditions: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, and so many others. Follow in their footsteps, and discover how to use these elements to inspire your own music.You will learn to:Incorporate world instruments into a standard drum kit.Coordinate stick, foot, hand techniques to enrich your palette of articulationsPlay dozens of world groovesTake inspiration from world grooves for your own improvisationsPerform advanced concepts, such as odd time signatures and metric modulationBe prepared for many creative musical situations, through knowledge of more styles and greater mastery of drumming fundamentalsThe accompanying CD includes groove examples and play-along tracks of Mark Walker´s original music, featuring guest artists including Paquito D´Rivera!Mark Walker is a multiple-Grammy Award winning artist, who is currently a member of Oregon and the Paquito d´Rivera Quintet. He is an associate professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.
Jazz ´BonesThe World of Jazz TromboneThis book is a masterpiece! Kurt Dietrich has already established his reputation as an authority on jazz with his excellent book on the trombonists of the Duke Ellington orchestra, Duke´s ´Bones, Ellington´s Great Trombonists.His work in this wonderful collection of history, anecdotes, and stories is extremely well researched and documented. He traces the history of jazz trombone from its early inception through the big band era, bebop, new music, european, world music, up to the present. One of the strengths of this book is his inclusion of many lesser-know trombonists - some of whom were monsters albeit overlooked. Although a serious document, jazz ´bones is very enjoyable reading.Jazz ´bones will certainly take its place alongside the best volumes on music history and is without question required reading for all trombonists and lovers of jazz. Bravo, Kurt Dietrich! (Jiggs Whigham)Nombre de pages :612
From Student To Jazz ArtistTalks with David LiebmanSaxophonist/educator David Liebman is known for his ability to verbalize the intricacies of jazz. On this over three hour MP3 he converses with two former students about matters of personal concerns, business affairs and musical directions-all topics of special interest for individuals finishing their formal education and about to enter the real world of performing and touring.
Self-Portrait of a Jazz ArtistMusical Thoughts and RealitiesCompletely revised and enlarged ?96 edition.David Liebman is a world reknown soprano saxophonist, widely respected both as an artist and educator. He has recorded over 100 albums, many as a leader featuring nearly 150 original compositions. As a sideman, Liebman has toured and recorded with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin among others.Nombre de pages :216
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
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!
By Ramon Ricker & Walt WeiskopfHip up your playing with the signature sound of modern players. Contains many exercises/etudes of varying levels and 12 solos written over standard chord changes which utilize augmented scales in both familiar and exotic ways. The world´s most thorough examination and demonstration of the use of augmented scales in modern Jazz improv. An important book for all post-boppers.
This comprehensive guide to minor ii V I soloing takes the student on a melodic journey from first principles, like arpeggios and chromatic approach note patterns, right through to the advanced scale choices used by the best bebop players in the world.With over 170 notated examples and over 80 minutes of audio, Minor ii V Mastery is the definitive guide to soloing over the essential minor ii V I chord progressions.
Preludes & Predilections Vol. 4Bill Dobbins pianoThe final volume of this series concludes the set of twenty-four preludes, and further emphasizes some of the common ground between jazz, classical music and the many fertile traditions of folk and art music which have evolved throughout the world. The range of influences is, perhaps, even broader than in the previous volumes. Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata, opus 13 (Beethoven), Ornithardy, Igor (Clare Fischer), Comrade Conrad (Bill Evans), and Amazing Grace (Trad./arr. Dobbins).Prelude XIX - Prelude XX - Prelude XXI - Prelude XXII - Prelude XXIII - Prelude XXIV - L.v. Beethoven: Adagio Cantabile - C. Fischer: Ornithardy - C. Fischer: Igor - B. Evans: Comrade Conrad - Amazing Grace (Traditional)