Mel Bay presents Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane, Violin Edition

Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane, Violin Edition
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Saxophonist John Coltrane was one of the most innovative, creative, and influential jazz artists of the 20th Century. Both stylistically and harmonically, he opened doors for others to follow. This book will focus on the first period of Coltrane’s career, when he was with Miles Davis, and the jazz vocabulary he used. First, to help the student better understand Coltrane’s bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Coltrane’s style grouped by the harmony….

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Mel Bay Essential Jazz Etudes… The Blues for Violin

Mel Bay Essential Jazz Etudes... The Blues for Violin
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This collection of jazz etudes with accompanying CD gives students a fun and effective way to learn to play jazz style blues lines. The CD tracks provide a professional rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) to play along with, plus recordings of professional jazz musicians playing each etude. The recordings help to provide a model for the student’s stylistic development, and an opportunity to play with a great band! Each of the 12 etudes provides a new challenge to master.

Fretboard Roadmaps – Ukulele: The Essential Patterns That All the Pros Know and Use

Fretboard Roadmaps Ukulele Bk/CD
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(Fretted). Take your uke playing to the next level with this great package that will teach you how to: strum backup chords all over the fretboard, in any key; play chord solos up and down the fretboard; solo in any key using first-position major scales, chord-based licks, and moveable major and blues scales; understand chord progressions; increase your chord vocabulary; and more. Tunes and exercises that illustrate each technique are written in standard notation and tablature and played on the accompanying audio. An absolute beginner can follow the diagrams and instruction from the beginning. Intermediate and advanced players can use….

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101 Ukulele Licks: Essential Blues, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and Rock 'n' Roll Licks for the Uke (Book & CD)

101 Ukulele Licks: Essential Blues, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass, and Rock 'n' Roll Licks for the Uke (Book & Online Audio)
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(Ukulele). From blues to bluegrass, uke can play it all! In this one-of-a-kind book and audio pack, you get over a hundred authentic licks notated for the ukulele in standard notation and tablature. Plus there are tons of extras common chord progressions, scales, uke history, recommended listening, information on uke builders, blogs, websites, and more! The accompanying audio features a demo of every lick, as well as play-along tracks with chord progressions for practicing and jamming. The audio is accessed online for download or streaming and features PLAYBACK+ tools including tempo adjustment, looping, and more!

Essential Drum Fills (Book & CD)

Essential Drum Fills: Book & CD
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Essential Drum Fills is a collection of fills that Peter Erskine has enjoyed hearing and /or playing over the years. The book includes over 500 drum fills in a variety of styles and ensembles, as well as multiple examples, transcriptions and drum charts. A CD with demonstrations, play-alongs and music pdf files is also included.

Mel Bay presents Essential Jazz Percussion Drumming in the Style of Modern Jazz Masters

Essential Jazz Percussion Drumming in the Style of Modern Jazz Masters (Mel Bay Presents)
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Michael Green and Danny Gottleib have compiled a definitive treatise on modern jazz drumming. Through phrase-based musical examples, Green and Gottleib explore the styles of Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Jack DeJohnette. Exercises are designed to develop coordination, sound sensitivity and creative exploration and are inspired by the comping and soloing of the aforementioned jazz masters.. Musical examples are phrase-based. The book includes sections on time studies and phrases for students of any level. Over two and a half hours of audio accompany the text. Music is presented in standard percussion notation.

Mel Bay Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Miles Davis-Trumpet Edition

Mel Bay Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of Miles Davis-Trumpet Edition
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Miles Davis was one of the most innovative musicians of the 20th century. This book will shed some insight into the music and soloing devices he used during his earlier periods. First, to help the student better understand Miles’ early bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques commonly used in the bebop language. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Miles’ style grouped by the harmony over which they can be used. The accompanying play-along CD provides the rhythm parts….

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Mel Bay presents Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane, Trumpet Edition

Mel Bay presents Essential Jazz Lines in the Style of John Coltrane, Trumpet Edition
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Saxophonist John Coltrane was one of the most innovative, creative, and influential jazz artists of the 20th Century. Both stylistically and harmonically, he opened doors for others to follow. This book will focus on the first period of Coltrane’s career, when he was with Miles Davis, and the jazz vocabulary he used. First, to help the student better understand Coltrane’s bebop style of improvising, the authors discuss the use of guide tones, bebop scales, three to flat nine, targeting, and other techniques. Then the text presents numerous one-, two-, and three-measure jazz lines in Coltrane’s style grouped by the harmony….

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Intros, Endings & Turnarounds for Keyboard: Essential Phrases for Swing, Latin, Jazz Waltz, and Blues Styles

Intros, Endings & Turnarounds for Keyboard: Essential Phrases for Swing, Latin, Jazz Waltz, and Blues Styles
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(Keyboard Instruction). Learn the intros, endings and turnarounds that all of the pros know and use! This new keyboard instruction book by John Valerio covers swing styles, ballads, Latin tunes, jazz waltzes, blues, major and minor keys, vamps and pedal tones, and more.

Afro-Cuban Jazz : Third Ear – The Essential Listening Companion

Afro-Cuban Jazz : Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion
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(Book). Through anecdotal biographies and evocative photos, this book by jazz author extraordinaire Scott Yanow portrays every key Afro-Cuban Jazz innovator past and present, plus other jazz artists influenced by this infectious music. Also includes reviews and ratings of recordings that make (or don’t make) the cut, and essays packed with historical insight not found in other guides. Musicians covered include: Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Machito, Poncho Sanchez, Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, Mongo Santamaria, Gato Barbieri, Eddie Palmieri, and many more.