Thinking in Jazz : The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series)

Thinking in Jazz : The Infinite Art of Improvisation (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Series)
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A landmark in jazz studies, Thinking in Jazz reveals as never before how musicians, both individually and collectively, learn to improvise. Chronicling leading musicians from their first encounters with jazz to the development of a unique improvisatory voice, Paul Berliner documents the lifetime of preparation that lies behind the skilled improviser’s every idea.The product of more than fifteen years of immersion in the jazz world, Thinking in Jazz combines participant observation with detailed musicological analysis, the author’s experience as a jazz trumpeter, interpretations of published material by scholars and performers, and, above all, original data from interviews with more than….

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Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation (Dress, Body, Culture)

Fashion and Jazz: Dress, Identity and Subcultural Improvisation (Dress, Body, Culture)
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Born in the late 19th century, jazz gained mainstream popularity during a volatile period of racial segregation and gender inequality. It was in these adverse conditions that jazz performers discovered the power of dress as a visual tool used to defy mainstream societal constructs, shaping a new fashion and style aesthetic. Fashion and Jazz is the first study to identify the behaviours, signs and meanings that defined this newly evolving subculture. Drawing on fashion studies and cultural theory, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the social and political entanglements of jazz and dress, with individual chapters exploring key themes….

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Swingin' Jazz Violin – Improvisation And Musicianship For Fiddlers

Swingin' Jazz Violin - Improvisation And Musicianship For Fiddlers
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“You can swing more on a violin than on any instrument ever made.” – Stuff Smith Violin players (as well as musicians on any instrument) will gain enormous benefit from this dynamic, interactive course, developed with the early-intermediate player in mind. Matt Glaser stresses that “you don’t have to be scared of the word jazz. If you’ve played bluegrass, folk music or other popular styles and want to try improvising in the jazz idiom, this would be a good place to do it.” With relaxed good humor, he fills his lesson with music theory, technical tips and fascinating information on….

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Jazz Style & Improvisation for Chorus

Jazz Style and Improvisation for Choirs (DVD)
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This exceptional new DVD is designed to assist your students in achieving a comfort level with the performance of jazz style and improvisation techniques within your choral program. Subjects and techniques include chords within the blues style, use of scat syllables, improvising on three notes, trading fours, listening and learning, and putting it all together. Featuring three performance selections: blues, jazz style, ballad.

How to Improvise Lessons DVD Jean-Michel Pilc True Jazz Improvisation Exercises Method JazzHeaven How to Play Jazz

How to Improvise Lessons DVD Jean-Michel Pilc True Jazz Improvisation Exercises Method JazzHeaven How to Play Jazz
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Improvisation Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: Someone once wrote that Mr. Pilc starts at Mars, and then goes from there. At once stunning, dumbfounding, compelling & brilliant beyond description. Besides being a prolific leader, composer & jazz educator, Jean-Michel Pilc has played with an impressive list of Jazz Greats: from Roy Haynes to Michael Brecker, Marcus Miller to Kenny Garrett, and with Harry Belafonte as Musical Director. Inside of True Jazz Improvisation, Jean-Michel shares with you his philosophy of jazz improvisation not being….

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Jazz Improvisation Lessons DVD Jerry Bergonzi Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Vol. 2 How to Improvise Exercises Play Jazz Course

Jazz Improvisation Lessons DVD Jerry Bergonzi Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Vol. 2 How to Improvise Exercises Play Jazz Course
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Improvisation Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and jazz educator. Besides being a professor at New England Conservatory, he is the author of seven jazz improvisation books and has performed and/or recorded Jazz Greats like Mulgrew Miller, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes, and many more. In this How to Play Jazz Video, Bergonzi, along with colleague Brian Levy, explores three important jazz improvisation topics: Modal….

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How to Play Jazz Lessons DVD Jerry Bergonzi Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Vol. 1 Jazz Improvisation Learn Improvise Course

How to Play Jazz Lessons DVD Jerry Bergonzi Creating a Jazz Vocabulary Vol. 1 Jazz Improvisation Learn Improvise Course
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Improvisation Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and jazz educator. Besides being a professor at New England Conservatory, he is the author of seven jazz improvisation books and has performed and/or recorded with Jazz Greats like Mulgrew Miller, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Steve Swallow, Roy Haynes, and many more. In this how to play jazz video, Bergonzi, along with colleague Brian Levy, explores important jazz improvisation foundations for….

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Guitar Improvisation DVD Oz Noy Guitar Improvisation Workout How to Play Guitar Improvise Lesson Jazz Blues Funk

Guitar Improvisation DVD Oz Noy Guitar Improvisation Workout How to Play Guitar Improvise Lesson Jazz Blues Funk
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Guitar Improvisation Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinary for you: “It’s Jazz. It just doesn’t sound like it.” This is how virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy describes his intoxicating blend of Jazz, Funk, Rock, Blues and Rhythm and Blues. Oz’ unique style has attracted calls from a wide range of artists like Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Phoebe Snow, Roger Clover, Clay Aiken or Toni Braxton, as well as repeated Guitar Player Magazine Poll winnings. His own recordings regularly include all-star cast like Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl,….

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Lee Konitz Talking and Playing Jazz Improvisation Lesson Instructional DVD Method Exercises JazzHeaven Improvise

Lee Konitz Talking and Playing Jazz Improvisation Lesson Instructional DVD Method Exercises JazzHeaven Improvise
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NOTE: Our DVDs play world-wide on any DVD player & we ship worldwide (from the US). Jazz Improvisation Lesson Video/DVD Extraordinaire for you: The preeminent cool jazz saxophonist, having performed and recorded with Claude Thornhill, Lennie Tristano and with Miles Davis on his epochal Birth of the Cool, Lee Konitz counts easily as one of the most distinctive voices on alto saxophone. Konitz recorded dozens of albums as a leader and recorded or performed with Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Elvin Jones & Jim Hall. In this how to play jazz video, part documentary, part musical master….

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Jazz Improvisation: Starting Out with Motivic Development

Jazz Improvisation: Starting Out with Motivic Development
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In this master class DVD, Berklee professor and saxophonist Ed Tomassi shows you how to build compelling improvisations out of just a few notes. Tomassi’s method makes improvising simple. He demonstrates techniques for creating graceful solos from a two-, three- or four-note riff or motive, and shows how to add depth and variety by stringing several motives together. His system is easy to understand and practice; it will help you develop more interesting, cohesive and creative solos within any form or structure. 33 minutes.