(Bass Instruction). Expand your bass knowledge with the Bass Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Jazz volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard notation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, and more to reinforce your learning experience plus access to online audio featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of jazz bass styles, techniques, and concepts are covered, including: lessons for upright and electric bass; warm-ups; string crossing; fretting hand independence; hand synchronicity; sound and projection; tenths; jazz waltz; pedal points; interval cycles; beat manipulation; various scales; tritone substitution; using a bow; and much more! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
This set of entertaining pieces in a jazz/blues style was written especially for children. Imaginative lyrics convey the blues spirit of life's ups and downs to the early grade student. Pieces remain in middle C position with an occasional sharp or flat. No eighth notes or dotted rhythms are used. Includes: Penguin Blues * Jazz Walk * Hound Dog Blues * Jazz Man * So Many Toys (So Little Time to Play) * A Fishy Story * Dinosaur Stomp * Cool Breeze Waltz * Ice Cream Blues * The King of Hearts.
(Guitar Educational). Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Jazz volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard notation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus access to online recordings featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of jazz guitar styles and techniques are covered, including: modes, arpeggios, basic comping, blues comping, turnaround improvisation, chord tones, tritone substitution, scale sequences, pentatonics, sus chords, polyphonic harmony, and much more! The audio files are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed. They include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
(Piano Instruction). Expand your keyboard knowledge with the Keyboard Lesson Goldmine series! The series contains four books: Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock. Each volume features 100 individual modules that cover a giant array of topics. Each lesson includes detailed instructions with playing examples. You'll also get extremely useful tips and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus two audio CDs featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! 100 Jazz Lessons includes scales, modes and progressions; Latin jazz styles; improvisation ideas; harmonic voicings; building your chops; and much more!
What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership
How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Hereâs what the worldâs best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net that guarantees specific outcomes. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they donât dwell on mistakes or stifle each otherâs ideas. In short, they say Âyes to the messâ that is todayâs hurried, harried, yet enormously innovative and fertile world of work.
This is exactly what great jazz musicians do. In this revelatory book, accomplished jazz pianist and management scholar Frank Barrett shows how this improvisational Âjazz mind-setâ and the skills that go along with it are essential for effective leadership today. With fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, as well as probing accounts of the wisdom gleaned from his own experience as a jazz musician, Barrett introduces a new model for leading and collaborating in organizations.
He describes how, like skilled jazz players, leaders need to master the art of unlearning, perform and experiment simultaneously, and take turns soloing and supporting each other. And with examples that range from manufacturing to the military to high-tech, he illustrates how organizations must take an inventive approach to crisis management, economic volatility, and all the rapidly evolving realities of our globally connected world.
Leaders today need to be expert improvisers. Yes to the Mess vividly shows how the principles of jazz thinking and jazz performance can help anyone who leads teams or works with them to develop these critical skills, wherever they sit in the organization.
Engaging and insightful, Yes to the Mess is a seminar on collaboration and complexity, against the soulful backdrop of jazz.
(String Letter Publishing). Delve deep into the world of jazz guitar with this book of 10 extended lessons from master guitarist Sean McGowan. You'll learn vocabulary for soloing over essential jazz forms like the 12-bar blues and rhythm changes, as well as virtually any chord progression you encounter. You'll acquire a broad palette of chord voicings, along with the rhythmic ideas for smart comping. And you'll absorb techniques for playing everything cleanly and efficiently not just for jazz but any style. Lessons include audio downloads and videos, as well as standard notation and tablature, for all examples.
(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
(Musicians Institute Press). The essential guide to jazz chord voicings and substitutions, complete with a color-coded method for over 500 essential voicings. Players will understand chord functions and their harmonic possibilities better than ever before, as well as inversions, extensions, alterations, and substitutions. Players will also be able to increase their harmonic vocabulary for accompaniment, composing and chord-melody playing.
(Vocal Collection). This great book/CD pack is an effective and fun way to improve your vocal technique and internalize the basic scales used in jazz. Designed for jazz singers, students of improvisation or ear training, choir directors and teachers of vocal jazz, it's an enjoyable way to learn the modes thoroughly and discover their possibilities. The CD includes vocal warm-ups suitable for all levels, exercises in each mode of the major scale, rhythm section tracks without vocals for improvisation, and more. The book includes transcriptions of the warm-ups, a brief history of modal jazz, theory basics, the modes of the major scale, scat syllables, transcriptions of the modal workouts, and more.
Book 1 of the Learn The Piano series is a self-guided, beginning piano course with an easy method that promotes good playing skills, techniques, and habits. These beginner piano lesson books teach students how to play piano following a simple and fast-progressing method. Many students are playing beginning songs with both hands by the second lesson.
Use our online video tutorials to help you learn at your own pace from a master piano teacher, Mary James. Our 5-note scale method will help you learn quickly with proper finger techniques which will help you easily progress to more advanced music.