(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!
(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!
(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.
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.
(Jazz Play Along). The Hal Leonard Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate tool for all jazz musicians. In this special instructional edition, the II-V-I progression is covered in detail from chords and scales to major and minor progressions to melodic and harmonic patterns and variations. And in true Jazz Play-Along fashion, there are plenty of play-along tracks based on this ubiquitous progression, so you can immediately apply the concepts you learn in a musical context. For study, the play-along examples include a split track with melody cues, professional rhythm tracks, removable bass part and removable piano part. For performance, the play-along examples have an additional full-stereo accompaniment track (without melody). With this package you'll be introduced to the II-V-I progression, chords and scales, outlining chords over II-V-I, playing scales over II-V-I, simple patterns for II-V-I, condensed progression and other time signatures, improvisation, practice tunes, and more! The audio is accessed online for download or streaming and includes PLAYBACK+ tools such as tempo adjustment, looping, and panning.
Jazz Intros and Endings offers 60 intros and endings for songs in many keys and styles. Ron is a well known and admired guitar player having played with Ray Brown, Gene Harris, Ella Fitzgerald, among many others. These harmonically rich phrases offer many great ideas and insight into creating your own intros and endings. Book is in standard notation with chord diagrams and has an online audio recording featuring all the examples.
(Guitar Educational). Born and raised in Norway, Jostein Gulbrandsen has lived in New York City since 2001, where he is an active performer leading his own trio and quartet. He has recorded two albums, Twelve and Release of Tension . Through a blend of European, American Jazz and fusion, he has developed a unique style that is both melodic and harmonically rich. In this book he will teach you to play: lines over dominant seventh chords; lines over minor seventh chords; lines over major seventh chords; major ii-V-I lines; minor ii-V-I lines; lines over modern jazz chord progressions; motifs; comping and voice-leading; lines by influential guitarists; and more. You'll also learn to play five jazz standards, including: Invitation * On Green Dolphin Street * Someday My Prince Will Come * Stella by Starlight * St. Thomas. The book includes online access to video demonstrations, for download or streaming, of each example.
Pianists are the main sources of inspiration for new developments in jazz guitar comping. Yet guitarists have been slow to develop a comping vocabulary with harmonic sophistication, subtle voice leading, and rhythmic flexibility on the level of the best contemporary pianists. This book seeks to remedy the situation by articulating a comping vocabulary in the context of six of the most often played tunes in jazz: 12-bar blues, rhythm changes, minor blues, a modal tune, and a couple of standards. The comps are written out in notation and tablature and include rhythms with forward motion, chords built in fourth intervals, parallel constant structure voicings, polychords, slash chords, etc. The focus is on developing a contemporary approach to rhythm, phrasing, chord voicings, voice leading, chord substitution, and reharmonization. A play-along online audio recording of the guitar comps with bass and drums helps get the sounds and rhythms in your ear. The theory of how the comping concepts are applied to the music is explained, with ideas on how to use them creatively.
Soloing is essential to jazz. For many musicians, it is the ultimate form of self-expression. But for many people, it can be intimidating. Jazz musicians must spontaneously create solos over "tricky" chord progressions, while, at the same time, communicating from the heart. This process can seem mysterious, but Easy Soloing for Jazz Guitar shows you that it's not. This book is for musicians who already know the basics of guitar, but are looking for a low-stress introduction to the art of jazz improvisation. This easy-to-use book includes standard music notation and TAB and gives you the basic tools to make great, authentic-sounding jazz solos. Whether you are a beginning student of jazz or a more advanced player new to improvised music, you'll find what you need in this book. A CD demonstrating the examples in this book is included.