Jazz

$8.90

The goal of this series is to introduce students to the rhythms, harmonies and other unique characteristics of jazz. Students will be motivated by the variety of styles and sounds that have that special Dennis Alexander sound. From lyrical melodies to infectious rhythms and harmonies, playing jazz styles has never been more fun! Titles: Always and Forever * Barclay Street Blues * Double Duty * In My Own Space * Jazz at Five * A Million Miles Away * Porto Alegre.

Composer:Dennis Alexander
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-35190
Format:Book
$26.65

Anyone with a knowledge of basic chords and guitar scale fingerings can dig right in and start learning to play jazz right away. Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way up to extended chords and the modes, this book features a full-length etude or song to go with every new concept introduced. Beginning Jazz Guitar breaks the age-old tradition of dry, intimidating and confusing jazz books, and provides an actual step-by-step and enjoyable method for learning to play in this style. Clearly organized into easily mastered segments, each chapter is divided into separate lessons on harmony or improvisation. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 96 pages.

Composer:Jody Fisher
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-14120
Format:Book & CD
$26.65

This book is great for guitarists who have learned the basics of jazz harmony and improvisation. Topics include the ii-V-I progression, creating solo lines, altered chord formulas, and comping in different jazz feels such as Latin, swing, ballad, and even funk. Continuing in the format of Beginning Jazz Guitar, every new concept is accompanied by etudes and songs for practice, and every chapter is clearly divided into lessons on harmony and improvisation. Packed with literally hundreds of chord voicings and improv ideas, this book is a must for any serious student of jazz guitar. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 96 pages.

Composer:Jody Fisher
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-14123
Format:Book & CD
$25.40

Expand the boundaries of your knowledge and improvisation skills with this exciting book, which picks up where the improv lessons in Intermediate Jazz Guitar leave off. Topics include improvising over altered dominant chords, the diminished scale, the whole-tone scale, targeting the altered chords, revamping licks, modes of the minor scales and more! Loaded with easy-to-read scale diagrams and example phrases, this book is packed with essential information for the improvising jazz guitarist. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 64 pages.

Composer:Jody Fisher
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-14129
Format:Book & CD
$20.65

Play great jazz while you learn from this revered guitar method! These solos and duets map directly to the lessons in William Leavitt's Modern Method for Guitar, Volume 1, the basic guitar text at Berklee College of Music. Since the 1960s, the Modern Method for Guitar series has been one of world's most popular guitar methods, translated into Spanish, French, and Japanese, and selling over half a million copies.

Carefully overseen by Larry Baione, chair of Berklee's Guitar Department (and a former student of William Leavitt), these arrangements are crafted to Leavitt's time-proven approach, giving you the chance to apply what you learn to music by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Django Reinhardt, and other jazz greats. The accompanying CD demonstrates all the tunes and offers play-along tracks for practicing the duets.

Songs include: Afternoon in Paris • Basin Street Blues • A Child Is Born • Daphne • Here's That Rainy Day • In a Sentimental Mood • My Little Suede Shoes • St. Thomas • Samba De Orfeu • So What • Swing 42 • Valse Hot • The Very Thought of You • When I Fall in Love • Willow Weep for Me.

Author:William Leavitt
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation
Product#:HL50449539
Format:Book & CD
$25.40

Miles Davis gave the jazz world innumerable musical innovations and his supporting musicians provided a virtual who's who of the modern jazz era. The Miles Davis Real Book contains highly accurate, easy-to-read, musician-friendly lead sheets for nearly 60 of his most famous original compositions, including: All Blues • Bitches Brew • Blue in Green • Boplicity (Be Bop Lives) • Budo • Eighty One • Flamenco Sketches • Four • Freddie Freeloader • Half Nelson • Miles • Milestones • Nardis • The Serpent's Tooth • Seven Steps to Heaven • Sippin' at Bells • So What • Solar • Somethin' Else • Theme • Tune Up • Vierd Blues • and dozens more top tunes. The book also features plastic-comb binding for durability and ease of use. Essential for every jazz fan! 8.5″ x 11″

Artist:Miles Davis
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation
Product#:HL00240137
Format:Book
$28.75

Featuring in-depth lessons and 40 great jazz classics, the Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Method is your complete guide to learning jazz guitar. This book uses real jazz songs to teach you the basics of accompanying and improvising jazz guitar in the style of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Charlie Christian, Jim Hall and many others. Lesson topics include: chords and progressions; scales and licks; comping and soloing styles; chord-melody; intros and endings; technique; equipment and sound; and more! Songs include: Satin Doll • Take the “A” Train • Billie's Bounce • Impressions • Bluesette • My One and Only Love • Desafinado • Autumn Leaves • Watch What Happens • Misty • Song for My Father • and more. The CD contains 99 tracks for demonstration and play-along.

Author:Jeff Schroedl
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation
Product#:HL00695359
Format:Book & CD
$14.95

Learn to play blues, rock, and country styles. Covers everything from how to tune the bass to advanced techniques like string-slapping and thumb slapping.

Author:Peter Pickow
Publisher or Producer:Music Sales America
Product#:HL14031445
Format:Book & CD
$16.95

A wonderful, easy-to-understand beginning harmonica book for learning both folk and blues harmonica stylings. Several different styles are analyzed and representative tunes are given in each style. Within the various sections the songs are roughly graded as to difficulty. An extra section examines some specialized techniques and introduces some harmonicas other than the standard ten-hole-twenty-reed diatonic harp, in the key of C for which most of the songs in this book are written. All together, 41 harmonica arrangements are included.

Author:George Heaps-Nelson, Barbara Koehler
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB94303
Format:Book
$19.95

A hot and funky selection of piano solos tracing the changing face of jazz through a wide range of styles and sounds, all suitable for the early-intermediate performer. From the ragtime two-step of Scott Joplin to the bebop innovations of Monk and Charlie Parker, this unique set of pieces provides a valuable early taste of the rigours and joys of playing great jazz!

Arranger:Denes Agay
Publisher or Producer:Music Sales America
Product#:HL14001247
Format:Book
$27.95

This fantastic jazz guitar collection includes Robert Yelin's lush chord melody arrangements in standard notation and tab for 35 favorites: Angel Eyes • Autumn in New York • Body and Soul • Call Me Irresponsible • Fly Me to the Moon • Honeysuckle Rose • How Deep Is the Ocean • I Could Write a Book • I'll Remember April • The Lady Is a Tramp • Lush Life • Midnight Sun • Mood Indigo • My One and Only Love • My Shining Hour • Nature Boy • Polka Dots and Moonbeams • Skylark • Solitude • Speak Low • Take the “A” Train • There Is No Greater Love • Where or When • Witchcraft • and more.

Composer:Robert B. Yelin
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation
Product#:HL00699278
Format:Book
$22.95

Chord melody arrangements of 27 Latin favorites in standard notation and tab. Includes: Água De Beber (Water to Drink) • Desafinado • The Girl from Ipanema • How Insensitive (Insensatez) • Little Boat • Meditation • One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So) • Poinciana • Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars • Samba De Orfeu • So Nice (Summer Samba) • Wave • and more.

Composer:Various
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation
Product#:HL00699754
Format:Book