Lessons From A Street-Wise professor
The professional music world... it's tough out there! Yet musicians manage to survive and even thrive in this competitive environment. And you can too-but in addition to superior musicianship, you'll need information and skills that you can't learn in the practice room. Lessons from a Street-Wise Professor sheds light on what every successful musician knows but most music schools don't teach-that a musician, regardless of instrument or specialty, is a small business and with that comes the need for entrepreneurial savvy.
Hip up your playing with the signature sound of modern players. Contains many exercises/etudes of varying levels and 12 solos written over standard chord changes which utilize augmented scales in both familiar and exotic ways. The world's most thorough examination and demonstration of the use of augmented scales in modern Jazz improv. An important book for all post-boppers.
Giant Steps used a new harmonic formula. This book examines it in detail as well as Countdown! Also, contains many practice exercises and solo examples plus, how to use this new harmony over 'standard' harmony. This book is an essential Companion for these Volumes in our Play-a-long series: Volume 68 - 'Giant Steps' and Volume 75 - 'Countdown to Giant Steps', both available separately. Also available in French and Japanese editions!
For the advanced player. Sixty pages of reading and exercises that will give a good understanding of the interval's uses and expand the musician's harmonic and melodic vocabulary.
Improvisation is at the heart of jazz, but knowing how to play stylistically correct in a large jazz ensemble is also a necessity. How to Play Lead Alto Saxophone in a Big Band offers tips, suggestions, examples and a play along CD to help you put it all together. The repertoire covers many jazz styles from Basie to Latin and African-influenced music to ECM and contemporary jazz (the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bob Brookmeyer, etc.). Soloist: Mike Titlebaum
Blues is devoted exclusively to the blues form and is for players of all levels who want to become more familiar with this most important form in jazz.
Volume three— is devoted exclusively to the II-V-I progression, rhythm changes and standard tunes and is intended for players of all levels who are serious about learning to play on changes.