Jamey Aebersold – Jazz Play-A-Long Volume 1 – 5
Sep 25 2015
Possession of this collection will enable any musician, independently of level and experience in jazz improvisation mastery, learn the basic styles and genres of jazz, and eventually become a true expert in this. Information for reference (for those who do not know): Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long – the world’s best collections of exercises for jazz musicians.
Volume 1: How To Play Jazz & Improvise. Beginning/Intermediate. Easy to understand and inspiring for all musicians wishing to explore the secrets of jazz improv. CD includes blues in Bb and F, four dorian minor tracks, four-measure cadences, cycle of dominants, 24-measure song, II/V7 in all keys. Book includes transposed parts for all instruments. The CD includes Jamey playing exercises from the book. Hear the master clinician show you exactly how it’s done!
Volume 2: Nothin’ But Blues. Beginning/Intermediate. The blues have contained the very essence of the jazz sound since the 1920s. A player who masters the sound and feel of the blues will play other jazz tunes in a manner that will inspire the listener. Contains 11 different blues melodies and is a natural follow-up to Volume 1 or Volume 21. Tempos are not fast. Presented in various keys with a variety of moods from slow to rock. Chords and scales are written in the staff for each track.
Volume 3: The II/V7/I Progression. Beginning/Intermediate. The most important musical sequence in modern jazz! Contains all the needed scales and chords to each CD track and all are written in the staff. Contains 120 written patterns (transposed for all instruments) and 3 full pages of piano voicings that correspond to the CD. Contains a Scale Syllabus which allows you to find and use various substitute scales, just like professional musicians. CD contains 4 tracks of Jamey playing exercises in a “call and response” fashion over an extended II/V7/I progression that stays in one key at a comfortable tempo. Allows you to practice major, minor, dom. 7th, diminshed, whole tone, half-diminished, Lydian and dim. whole tone scales and chords.
Volume 4: Movin’ On. Advanced level. This set contains 9 original songs written by Jamey Aebersold and Dan Haerle. The songs are a challenge but are well worth the effort because they present problems you will encounter when playing jazz tunes. Each tune has the melody and the chord/scale progression written out for all instruments (transposed parts).
Volume 5: Time To Play Music. Beginner/Intermediate. This is your chance! Take the techniques and theory you’ve learned from Volumes 1, 21, 24, 2 & 3 and apply them to a real playing situation on comfortable tunes. A great volume to use when making the transition from learning scales and chords to actually playing melodies and chord progressions. Eight songs written in the style of the great standards. Book contains suggestions for soloing on each tune and a Scale Syllabus.
Barry Galbraith – Guitar Comping Volume 3. An excellent play-a-long set for all instrumentalists from the great recording and studio artist. Contains jazz voicings and rhythms for a range of standards and blues. Bass parts shown in treble clef. Barry on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass. Excellent time feel. Fun to improvise with.
Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3).
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