(Faber Piano Adventures ). ChordTime Piano Jazz & Blues is a fun-filled collection of jazz standards and appealing blues. The selections motivate students to play while providing valuable practice with rhythm and chords. As the title ChordTime suggests, the emphasis of this book is on the student's mastery of I, IV, and V7 chords. The pieces are arranged in the keys of C, G, and F with valuable warm-up exercises for each key. Songs include: Tea for Two * Baby Face * Tuxedo Junction * Ain't Misbehavin' * and more. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here
(Faber Piano Adventures ). ShowTime Piano Jazz & Blues is a spirited collection of jazz and blues pieces arranged for the Level 2A piano student. The student will enjoy creating the sounds of jazz and blues while improving reading and rhythmic skills. The book offers a pleasing variety of sounds, ranging from soulful blues to jazz originals, including: Blue Moon * Bye, Bye Blackbird * The Rainbow Connection * and more. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here
Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 2 contains original solos for early intermediate to intermediate-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). BigTime Piano Jazz & Blues is a great collection of jazz and blues pieces. Standards such as "Take the 'A' Train" and "Desafinado" provide an introduction to basic jazz styles such as swing and bossa nova. Other moods and styles are featured in classics such as "Autumn Leaves," "Misty," and "Night Train," and in original compositions such as "Equinox" and "Big City Blues." The book is arranged for the intermediate-level pianist and is especially written to create a "big" sound while remaining within the level. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here
(Berklee Guide). Master the rich and varied world of mainstream jazz guitar. These 47 lessons and etudes present a comprehensive course of study to facilitate rapid progress with harmonic sensibility, fingerboard scholarship, essential repertoire, and stylistic nuance. These gorgeous, performance-quality etudes are rooted in the timeless jazz swing tradition, for solo, duet, and soloing over ensemble. The accompanying recording demonstrates performances of the etudes. Traditional notation and tablature are included.
Jazz Philharmonic: Second Set, the follow-up to the original Jazz Philharmonic, 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.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). PlayTime Piano Jazz & Blues is a fun collection of beginning jazz and blues pieces. The book offers a pleasing variety of sounds from soulful blues to jazz originals and standards and is a wonderful supplement for the late Level 1 piano student. The student will enjoy creating the sounds of jazz and blues while improving reading and rhythmic skills. Songs include: Jeepers Creepers * Ain't She Sweet * Moon River * and more. View Helpful Introductory Videos Here
(Musicians Institute Press). In this "private lesson," MI instructor Jean Marc Belkadi reveals the secrets to creating interesting, over-the-top, red-hot licks and lead phrases! He covers: modal and tonal usage, triad substitution and superimposition techniques, and much more. The book is in standard notation and tab, and the CD features 50 full-band tracks.
Anyone with a basic knowledge of guitar chords and scale fingerings can pick up this well-paced, comprehensive method and get started playing jazz right away. Beginning concepts include major scales, basic triad theory, extended chords, and modes. Intermediate topics include the ii-V-I progression, creating solo lines, altered chord formulas, and comping in different jazz feels such as Latin, swing, ballad, and funk. You will master the art of playing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of a song simultaneously, making your guitar the ultimate jazz solo instrument. This book concludes with advanced techniques for improvisation. Whether you are serious about starting to learn jazz guitar or an advanced player looking to improve your playing, this is the only book you will ever need. Access to online audio demonstrating the examples and for playing along is included.
Note: Contents of the CD are now available as online content, link/code to access the content is included with the book.
(Guitar Educational). Now you can add authentic jazz feel and flavor to your playing! Here are 101 definitive licks, plus a demonstration CD, from every major jazz guitar style, neatly organized into easy-to-use categories. They're all here: swing and pre-bop, bebop, post-bop modern jazz, hard bop and cool jazz, modal jazz, soul jazz and postmodern jazz. Includes an introduction by Wolf Marshall, tips for using the book and CD, and a listing of suggested recordings.