John Valerio – BeBop Jazz Piano

Oct 27 2017

John Valerio – BeBop Jazz Piano

John Valerio BeBop Jazz Piano PDF. In this book in the Keyboard Style Series, author John Valerio provides essential, detailed information for bebop and jazz pianists on the following topics: chords and voicings, harmony and chord progressions, scales and tonality, common melodic figures and patterns, comping, characteristic tunes, the styles of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and much more. The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book performed either solo or with a full band. Also included are combo performances of five of the tunes featured at the end of the book. Be-Bop piano is hard...

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Joseph P Befumo – Boxes Beyond the Blues

Oct 25 2017

Joseph P Befumo – Boxes Beyond the Blues

Joseph P Befumo Boxes Beyond the Blues PDF. A Pattern Approach to Jazz Improvisation. Many guitarists begin by learning a few ubiquitous ‘blues boxes’, and indeed, this approach has sufficed for many great musicians. Unfortunately, this approach can prove crippling if the player wishes to move beyond the blues, and into the world of jazz and fusion. In writing this book, author J.P. Befumo helps guitarists who yearn to grow beyond the pentatonic blues boxes, but want to do so in familiar, incremental steps. The second group who will benefit from this book are those who have learned to...

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Ron Carter – Building Jazz Bass Lines

Oct 23 2017

Ron Carter – Building Jazz Bass Lines

Ron Carter Building Jazz Bass Lines PDF. In this book/CD pack, bass legend Ron Carter illustrates step by step the basic concepts of creating bass lines; constructing lines using non-harmonic tones and diverse rhythms; playing in fast tempos; and developing tone and pitch. Includes a play-along CD with an all-star rhythm section and isolated bass parts, so players can listen to Ron play the sample written lines, practice them with the CD, then create their own lines with the guitar, piano and drums backing them up. Is a nice book for beginners, gives examples of blues in most major...

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Fareed Haque – Jazz Rock Workshop

Oct 23 2017

Fareed Haque – Jazz Rock Workshop

Flavor your rhythm section with heaping portions of Funk, Rock, R&B, a pinch of Hip-Hop, and a touch of Worldbeat until feet, head and torso start moving involuntarily. Season to taste with modern harmony and pungent improvisation. Bake to the beat. You’ve just cooked up Jazz Rock aka Acid Jazz aka Jazz Funk aka Jam Funk aka Groove Jazz aka Jazz Fusion. Call it what you like but for the purpose of this educational experience with Fareed Haque, we’re going with Jazz Rock Workshop aka How To Hipify, Soulify, Funkify and Raga-ize Your Pentatonics. For those of you ready...

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Jack Dejohnette – Musical Expression On The Drum Set

Oct 21 2017

Jack Dejohnette – Musical Expression On The Drum Set

Jack Dejohnette Musical Expression On The Drum Set. Dejohnette teaches phrasing, tuning, timekeeping and melody and provides tips on his cymbal technique, stick and brush work, more. With special guest Harvey Sorgen. Many years spent as a professional drummer have given Jack De Johnette the authority to advise less-experienced musicians on technique. In this instructional program, Jack offers the intermediate drummer his insights on how to create a more spontaneous sound. Through his reggae, funk, rock, and Latin grooves, Jack demonstrates such topics as cymbal technique, stick and brush work, and bass and hi-hat pedaling. Jack stresses that only...

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Jim Hall – Jazz Guitar Master Class Volume 1 – 3

Oct 20 2017

Jim Hall – Jazz Guitar Master Class Volume 1 – 3

Jazz Guitar Master Class Volume 1: Jazz Basics. Jazz Basics is designed for the newcomer to jazz guitar. It covers all of the fundamentals and basic concepts essential for jazz improvisation, and features performances with Satoshi Inoue on guitar. Songs include Big Blues and Whistle Stop. Jazz Guitar Master Class Volume 2: Advanced Concepts – Self Expression. In the second part of this video course for intermediate to advanced level guitarists, Jim Hall teaches the various ideas and methodologies needed to practice improvisation. Includes sections on analyzing motive development, practicing motive development and more. Jazz Guitar Master Class Volume...

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Learn To Play Your Own Jazz Solos

Oct 19 2017

Learn To Play Your Own Jazz Solos

Learn to create your own Jazz Solos with Stuart Bull! This groundbreaking DVD helps you play your own Jazz solos from the simplest point right through to complicated phrases and concepts. Stuart Bull provides the scales, phrases and chords needed to lift your vocabulary and create some serious Jazz Guitar solos. Bull shows you how to take existing ideas and develop them into more complex and challenging concepts. The DVD includes no less than eight jam tracks to give you the chance to put those new ideas into action.   Language: English Year: 2007 Running time: 85 min Quality:...

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Charles Dowd – A Funky Thesaurus for the Rock Drummer

Oct 18 2017

Charles Dowd – A Funky Thesaurus for the Rock Drummer

Charles Dowd – A Funky Thesaurus for the Rock Drummer PDF. In this sequel to A Funky Primer, World renowned drummer Charles Dowd helps to add Afro-Cuban rhythms and Odd-Meter Rock beats to a drummers repertoire. Suitable for all percussionists, it introduces certain mechanics of these new styles, focuses on skill building and reinforces practical skills. Many genres of music are covered here; such as African, funk and jazz; all grounded in straight rock or Latin eighths. An invaluable guide for drummers who want to improve improvisation, reading, technique and stylistic taste. Keeping time is the most important function...

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Barry Galbraith Guitar Solos

Oct 15 2017

Barry Galbraith Guitar Solos

Barry Galbraith Guitar Solos PDF. Barry Galbraith was one of the best jazz guitarists of the 1950’s. He was also a fine music reader who would write out his own arrangements of standards for his students. Both his playing and his writing are very straightforward. This book takes thirteen of Barry’s rough, hand-written arrangements and adds chord symbols, left-hand fingering, and tablature. The companion CD was recorded by John Purse. Also included in the book are quotes about Barry from many other famous musicians, a 7-page article on Barry by his son Don, an obituary by George Russell, and...

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Jazz Piano Lessons: 3 Basics of Improvisation

Oct 15 2017

Jazz Piano Lessons: 3 Basics of Improvisation

Jazz Piano Lessons 3 Basics of Improvisation. Explore techniques that can help to enhance your improvisational jazz piano skills. In this course – the third in a series focusing on learning how to play jazz piano – learn concepts than can increase the sophistication of your playing. Grammy-winning keyboardist George Whitty helps you add another note to your left-handed voicings, and tackle the 2-5-1 progression – one of the most important progressions in jazz. He also helps you broaden your melodic horizons by showing how to arpeggiate triads over the 2-5-1 chords. Topics include: Adding extensions to guide tones...

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