(Berklee Guide). Play jazz with tremendous facility and authentic vocabulary. Learn to develop your own sound, perform a wide variety of essential jazz time feels, and improvise dynamic fills and solos, taught in the tradition of Alan Dawson and other Berklee luminaries of drum education. This approach to jazz drumming presents a unique blend of four-way coordination, comping vocabulary, and soloing/improvisation concepts, infused with world rhythms. It will help you to develop a deep, practical understanding of how to play jazz drums, and to develop your own personal sound and style. You will learn to: * Deepen your sense of swing and overall timing * Understand the ride cymbal's critical role in jazz time-keeping * Apply the rudimental language of jazz * Develop your independence, via some of the great Alan Dawson's signature exercises and "The Rudimental Ritual" * Play brushes and brush patterns * Improvise captivating drum set solos * Incorporate world rhythms into jazz * Read and interpret drum charts
Designed to teach jazz basics to students with 1-2 years playing experience (but no prior experience playing jazz), Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble is great for individual or classroom use. Teaches the basics of swing style in a step-by-step approach, using well-known songs Â· Improvisation made easy, starting with simple two-measure phrases Â· Scales and basic theory introduced in an easy-to-understand format Â· Play-along tracks for every exercise included Â· Seven full band arrangementsÂ· Sample solosÂ· Jazz history and people. Book also includes My EE Library * (myeelibrary.com) - Instant Stream/Download/Audio CDs * Internet access required for My EE Library (book includes instructions to order free opt. CD-ROM)
(Percussion). In this book with online audio access package, Brian Fullen teaches the essentials of jazz drumming through the use of twelve classic jazz tunes, including Real Book -type lead sheets and play-along tracks. The book includes a complete background on multiple jazz styles including Bebop, Jazz Waltz, Latin and Fusion; essential jazz terminology with definitions and usage; and an extensive reference section, including recommended recordings, books and DVD/videos. The audio tracks include 12 classic jazz tunes "with drums" for listening and "without drums" for play-along. Now including PLAYBACK+, a multifunctional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right available exclusively from Hal Leonard. Audio tracks are accessed using the unique code inside the book, available for download or streaming.
(Classic Jazz Masters). Essential for all drummers, this collection includes transcriptions of fantastic standards performed by legendary jazz drummers: Billy Boy (Philly Joe Jones) * Delilah Dances (Delilah) (Max Roach) * Fly Me to the Moon (Roy Haynes) * If I Should Lose You (Roy Haynes) * Israel (Paul Motian) * It's Only a Paper Moon (Art Blakey) * Seven Steps to Heaven (Tony Williams) * Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Elvin Jones) * The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (Philly Joe Jones) * Take Five (Joe Morello). In addition to the solos and drum breaks, this book includes transcriptions of their playing on the "heads" of the tunes, providing insight into their mastery of form and structure. Includes notes on each song, as well as info about the recordings. "People try to get into drums today, and after a year they're working on their own style. You must first spend a long time doing everything that the great drummers do. Not only do you learn how to play something, but you also learn why it was played." Tony Williams, from The Drummer's Time
The Alfred Jazz EASY Play-Along Series for Rhythm section goes beyond the other play-alongs. The rhythm section book has written out parts for piano, bass, and drumset to show comping suggestions. In addition, each of the nine jazz standards includes the melody and a sample written-out jazz solo for you to listen to, play, and practice. The included MP3 disc has a demo track and a play-along track for each tune for piano, bass, and drums. The demo track, featuring a pro rhythm section with a horn player, is a learning tool for the melody, piano comping, bass lines, drum parts, and improvisation. The play-along track allows each player to practice with the rhythm section as individuals with their part removed from the mix. In addition, the rhythm section parts in the book can be used as small group arrangements. Each jazz standard has specific improvisation tips and suggestions. The written out comping examples and melody along with the written out sample solos are all invaluable assets that makes learning how to improvise easier. Nine great tunes=great jazz! Titles: Ain't Misbehavin' * Blue Train * Impressions * Killer Joe * Jive Samba * Little Sunflower * My Little Suede Shoes * Perdido * Work Song.
(Percussion). This book provides challenging solos for drummers interested in supplementary lesson material or in expanding his or her recital and solo competition repertoire. Songs include: Brush Fire * Feel the Jazz * Five's the Time * Latin Fantasy * Roar * Uptown Waltz * Voyage East.
Through in-depth analysis, detailed transcriptions and album references, author John Ramsay gives us an insider's view of Art Blakey's unique drumming style. The book includes examples of Art's philosophies and wisdom as told by some of the great alumni of the Jazz Messengers.
Award-winning jazz educator Caleb Chapman and multiple GRAMMY(R) Award-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin have created a highly effective approach to jazz articulation. Step by step, The Articulate Jazz Musician details Caleb's proven approach for mastering the fundamentals of jazz articulation, phrasing, and interpretation. The play-along tracks are designed for C, B-flat, E-flat, and bass clef instruments. Rhythm section instruments can use the play-along tracks as a "how to play it" reference. The tracks feature a world-class quartet of Jeff Coffin (tenor saxophone), Victor Wooten (bass), Roy "Futureman" Wooten (drums), and Chris Walters (piano). This method makes approaching jazz articulation easy and fun. Follow the explanations, do lots of listening, play along, practice what you have heard, and before long, you too will be an articulate jazz musician! This title is available in SmartMusic.
12 outstanding arrangements for the beginning jazz ensemble written by experienced educational arrangers and composers. A variety of styles and tempos are included: swing, ballads, rock, pop, holiday, Latin and a great warm-up chart titled "Loosen Up." This collection of charts is written for full instrumentation of 5 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, and 4 rhythm, but designed to sound full and complete with reduced instrumentation of just nine players - 2 Alto Saxes, Tenor Sax, 2 Trumpets, Trombone, Piano, Bass and Drums. Optional parts are available for C Flute, Tuba (doubles Bass part), Horn in F (doubles 1st Trombone), and Baritone Horn T.C. (doubles 1st Trombone). Rhythm section parts offer suggestions for voicings and rhythms and guitar chord frames are included to assist young guitarists. Solos are written out for improvised sections and there is plenty of full sounding ensemble. Conductor's book includes a full length CD recording. Titles are: Chattanooga Choo Choo * El Gato Gordo * James Bond Theme * A Jazzy Merry Christmas * The Judge * Li'l Darlin' * Loosen Up * One O'Clock Jump * Over the Rainbow * Peter Gunn Theme * The Pink Panther * Rock This Town.
(Book). Originally released in 1967, this Joe Morello classic is once again available now with CD! The precursor to his two most widely used instructional books Master Studies and Master Studies II this book covers: techniques such as right and left hand grips, playing position, striking the snare drum & hi-hat and more; beginning exercises; drum beats; teacher's charts; graphic cutouts and more. Includes a foreword and an intro.