Jazz: Essential Listening

Jazz: Essential Listening
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The #1 text in the market―now in an Essentials Edition.Jazz: Essential Listening provides all the materials students need to listen to, understand, and love jazz. Written by two master storytellers, this new brief text combines a dynamic listening experience with vivid narrative history, must-hear masterworks, and a superior eMedia package to reveal the excitement of America’s quintessential music. Authors Scott DeVeaux and Gary Giddins write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and….

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Bebop : Third Ear – The Essential Listening Companion

Bebop : Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion
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On the heels of swing, bebop lifted jazz from the dance floor into an art form powered by virtuoso players. This engaging collection of essays, biographies and reviews by veteran jazz journalist Scott Yanow probes the lives and revolutionary works of more than 500 great beboppers, including the giants: Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach and Thelonious Monk. The guide also explores key artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Christian and the young Miles Davis, plus such later figures as Joe Pass and Barry Harris.

Essential Chords, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Banjo: Chord Fingering Charts for the Major, Minor, and Seventh Chords, Keys, Barre Chords, Arpeggio … Scales, Blank Chord Boxes and Sheet Music

Essential Chords, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Banjo: Chord Fingering Charts for the Major, Minor, and Seventh Chords, Keys, Barre Chords, Arpeggio ... Scales, Blank Chord Boxes and Sheet Music
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Essential Chords, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele and Banjo is the perfect fingering chord chart book for the beginning player. Containing guitar, mandolin, ukulele and banjo fingering chord and music charts for playing rock, folk, country and blues music. Simple, clean, easy to read fingering charts for all players showing the 7 basic Guitar chords, A-G for Major, Minor and Seventh chords. Also includes the I, IV, V chord progression for each key. Plus movable Guitar fingerings for barre chords, arpeggio scales, and soloing scales for folk, country, rock and blues. Also includes the basic Mandolin full and 2 finger….

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Musichound Jazz: The Essential Album Guide (Text)

Musichound Jazz: The Essential Album Guide (Text)
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Making jazz accessible to everyone, this unparalleled buyer’s guide selects the best albums from among 1,255 performers of Dixieland and big band, bebop, scat, fusion, and jazzy pop.

The Blues Scales: Essential Tools for Jazz Improvising

The Blues Scales: Essential Tools for Jazz Improvising
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Endorsed by Michael Brecker, Jamey Aebersold, and others, this is the only book that shows how blues scales can be used to create meaningful jazz solos, even if you are a total beginner. The accompanying CD of Dan with his working New York rhythm section demonstrates how each exercise should sound, as well as giving the student an hour of swinging play-along accompaniment to practice with. Also features many transcribed phrases of blues scale playing by the masters of jazz.

The Blues Scales: Essential Tools for Jazz Improvising / Bb Version

The Blues Scales: Essential Tools for Jazz Improvisation, Bb Version (Book & CD)
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Endorsed by Michael Brecker, Jamey Aebersold, and others, this is the only book that shows how blues scales can be used to create meaningful jazz solos, even if you are a total beginner. The accompanying CD of Dan with his working New York rhythm section demonstrates how each exercise should sound, as well as giving the student an hour of swinging play-along accompaniment to practice with. Also features many transcribed phrases of blues scale playing by the masters of jazz.

Harmony and Theory: A Comprehensive Source for All Musicians (Essential Concepts)

Harmony and Theory: Essential Concepts Series (Essential Concepts (Musicians Institute).)
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(Musicians Institute Press). This book is a step-by-step guide to MI’s well-known Harmony and Theory class. It includes complete lessons and analysis of: intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures; transposition, chord inversions, key centers; harmonizing the major and minor scales; and more!

Mel Bay Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Charlie Parker, Violin

Mel Bay Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Charlie Parker, Violin
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Charlie Parker was arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This text presents numerous jazz lines in Charlie’s style, grouped by their application in a given harmonic content. Students will learn to connect lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and other harmonic frameworks. To facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each section of the book has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Some of the techniques used in the Charlie Parker style will also be discussed with examples provided. This will help musicians analyze each of the ideas presented, further….

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