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Bues in 12 keys

Bues in 12 keys
walking bass lines

by Steven Mooney

  • Publisher : Waterfall Publishing House
  • Release : 2010-09
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 0982957009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book I -The Blues in 12 Keys is a complete guide demonstrating the devices used to construct walking bass lines in the jazz tradition. Part 1 demonstrates the techniques used by professional jazz bassists to provide forward motion into bass lines, while providing a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation. Part I includes triads, 7th chords, voice leading, playing over the bar line, chord substitutions, pedal points, harmonic anticipation and chromatic approach notes. The exercises are designed to give the Electric Bassist strong jazz bass lines in the bottom register of the instrument. As an added bonus for the Electric Bassist Part 1 provides a complete study of the Blues in F whilst in the first and open positions. This is an excellent technique builder. Part 2 expands on the lessons and techniques used in Part 1 providing the bassist with the previous devices used in professional level bass lines in all 12 keys. Included is over 150 choruses of Jazz Blues lines in all 12 keys using the whole register of the instrument. There are many advanced principles applied in the following bass lines whilst never losing sight of the functioning principle of the bass in the jazz idiom. To provide a strong foundation of rhythm and harmony for the music being played & providing support for the melody and or soloist.

Jazz Inventions for Keyboard

Jazz Inventions for Keyboard
50 Etudes That Will Improve the Way You Play Jazz

by Bill Cunliffe

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release : 2005-11
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9780739035382
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pianists all know the benefits of playing the "Two-Part Inventions" of J. S. Bach. Now, world-respected jazz pianist and composer Bill Cunliffe has written his own "inventions" that will benefit every player's understanding and performance of jazz. These great-sounding etudes explore the specific harmonic, melodic, and technical challenges faced by jazz keyboardists, including the ii-V and ii-V-I progressions, outlining changes, chord-tone ornamentation, playing in octaves, tonic patterns, block chords, polytonality, stride piano, and left-hand walking bass. Pieces feature chord symbols, explanatory notes, and preparatory exercises, and each invention is performed on the CD by Bill Cunliffe. 123 pages. " . . . perfect for daily warm-up, explores the harmonic and melodic intricacies of jazz, each etude targets a specific technical skill and includes performance notes, inventions gradually become more challenging and the harmonic progressions are varied and very musical . . . a musical feast." -International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE)

Visions of Jazz

Visions of Jazz
The First Century

by Gary Giddins

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN : 9780195132410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An outstanding voice in the field, the jazz critic for The Village Voice leads readers through the first century of the music in a voluminous, expert account of the great jazz artists past and present and their distinctive contributions. UP.

Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing

Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing
A Book

by Ted Greene

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release : 1985-03
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9780769209722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A book that clearly explains the principles of jazz soloing. Logically organized, with hundreds of musical examples, this method is the result of many years of Ted's teaching and research.

The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz
A Book

by Ted Gioia

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-05-09
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 0195399706
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A panoramic history of the genre brings to life the diverse places in which jazz evolved, traces the origins of its various styles, and offers commentary on the music itself.

Jazz in China

Jazz in China
From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression

by Eugene Marlow

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2018-07-23
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1496818008
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Is there jazz in China?" This is the question that sent author Eugene Marlow on his quest to uncover the history of jazz in China. Marlow traces China's introduction to jazz in the early 1920s, its interruption by Chinese leadership under Mao in 1949, and its rejuvenation in the early 1980s with the start of China's opening to the world under Premier Deng Xiaoping. Covering a span of almost one hundred years, Marlow focuses on a variety of subjects--the musicians who initiated jazz performances in China, the means by which jazz was incorporated into Chinese culture, and the musicians and venues that now present jazz performances. Featuring unique, face-to-face interviews with leading indigenous jazz musicians in Beijing and Shanghai, plus interviews with club owners, promoters, expatriates, and even diplomats, Marlow marks the evolution of jazz in China as it parallels China's social, economic, and political evolution through the twentieth and into the twenty-first century. Also featured is an interview with one of the extant members of the Jimmy King Big Band of the 1940s, one of the first major all-Chinese jazz big bands in Shanghai. Ultimately, Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression is a cultural history that reveals the inexorable evolution of a democratic form of music in a Communist state.

Jazz singer's handbook

Jazz singer's handbook
the artistry and mastery of singing jazz

by Michele Weir

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780739033876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A guide to jazz singing offers advice on such topics as communicating through emotion, coloring the melody, and phrasing, along with information on preparing for a performance and creating an arrangement.

An Approach to Jazz Piano

An Approach to Jazz Piano
A Book

by Charles Austin

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN : 096891294X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book is an attempt to address the techniques of piano playing as applied to the playing of jazz. It is also an attempt to address theoretical knowledge, and the application of coherent thinking when improvising jazz music. Many aspects of preparation are outlined, including scales, chords, chord symbols, chord/scale relationships, voicings, voice-leading, and the creation of melody."--Introduction

Total Jazz

Total Jazz
A Book

by Blutch

  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release : 2018-02-14
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1683960866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blutch riffs on two quintessentially American art forms in this collection of jazz-themed comics. In this freewheeling collection of short stories and vignettes, the famed French cartoonist examines not only the music, but the nature of the jazz sub-culture. The grumpy festival goer, the curmudgeonly collector, and many other fan “types” are the targets of his unerring gimlet eye. Drawn in a range of styles as improvisational as Coltrane and Mingus ― everything from loose linework to tight pen and ink to gestural pencils ― Blutch captures the excitement of live performance, the lovelorn, and the Great Jazz Detective, who is out but not down.

Jazz guitar harmony

Jazz guitar harmony
take the mystery out of jazz harmony

by Jody Fisher

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780739024683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive study of harmony is a must for any guitarist interested in jazz. This book explains the essentials of jazz harmony in a friendly, easy-to-understand manner. Learn about chord scales, abbreviated voicings, extended harmonies, altered chords, substitutions and analyzing chord progressions. Other topics include ii-V-I progressions, the dominant cycle, "rhythm changes," clusters, quartal harmonies, working with upper structures and much more. Finally, jazz harmony is demystified in one reliable and easy-to-read book.

14 Jazz & Funk Etudes

14 Jazz & Funk Etudes
A Book

by Bob Mintzer

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN : 9780769230030
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by jazz musician Bob Mintzer, 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes presents practice and performance aids and explanations in a variety of jazz and funk styles. In addition, the books include a CD containing combo accompaniment that's ideal for practice s

The Jazz Theory Book

The Jazz Theory Book
A Book

by Mark Levine

  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release : 2011-01-12
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1457101459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.

Jazz Planet

Jazz Planet
A Book

by Atkins, E. Taylor

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781604738162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Swing Era

The Swing Era
The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945

by Gunther Schuller

  • Publisher : History of Jazz
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 919
  • ISBN : 9780195071405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on the period in American musical history from 1930 to 1945 when jazz was synonymous with America's popular music.

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method
A Book

by Mark Davis

  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1495051293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!

The Axeman's Jazz

The Axeman's Jazz
A Book

by Ray Celestin

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2014-05-08
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1447258878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year. Shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award. As recommended on the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman. Inspired by a true story, set against the heady backdrop of jazz-filled, mob-ruled New Orleans, The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin is a gripping thriller announcing a major talent in historical crime fiction. New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer – the Axeman – stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him: Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot – heading up the official investigation, but struggling to find leads, and harbouring a grave secret of his own. Former detective Luca d'Andrea – now working for the mafia; his need to solve the mystery of the Axeman is every bit as urgent as that of the authorities. And Ida – a secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, she stumbles across a clue which lures her and her musician friend, Louis Armstrong, to the case – and into terrible danger . . . As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer's identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim.

The Jazz of Preaching

The Jazz of Preaching
How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy

by Kirk Byron Jones

  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1426720688
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if preachers were as contagiously joyful in their preaching as Louis Armstrong was in his playing and singing? As rich in their sermonic renderings as Sarah Vaughan was in her musical vocals? As honest about heartache as Billie Holiday was every time she sang about the blues of life? As alluringly clear as the angelic voice of Ella Fitzgerald? As tenaciously uninhibited in the action of creating as Duke Ellington? Of course, this is too much to ask of people, even those called by God. However, it is not too much to ask this question: Can preaching be enhanced through the metaphor of jazz? Can an understanding of the inner dynamics of jazz--its particular forms, rules, and styles--inform one's practice of preaching as well? Can jazz's simultaneous structure and spontaneity help preachers better understand their own art? The answer to these questions, says Jones, is an unqualified yes. He explains how one can dramatically improve one's preaching through understanding and applying key elements of the musical art form known as jazz. No musical background is necessary; all examples are well explained and tied in with preaching. The key elements include innovation (what one commentator refers to as "the experimental disposition of jazz"), improvisation, rhythm, call and response, honesty about heartaches, and delight. After discussing the reality and role of each of these elements in jazz, and how they can be important for preaching as well, each chapter concludes with five exercises for applying the jazz element to preaching preparation and performance. Drawing on a deep love of jazz and enlivening the discussion with insights drawn from the realities of African American preaching, Jones introduces readers to rich and rewarding possibilities for constructing and delivering the sermon.

Jazz memories

Jazz memories
A Book

by Herman Leonard

  • Publisher : Filipacchi
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9782850182471
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Le monde " Les photos d'Herman Leonard, celles d'Oscar Pettiford par exemple, racontent une histoire simple, une histoire en noir et blanc comme les notes sur une portée ou les touches d'un piano. " Elle " Une galerie de portraits-souvenirs exceptionnels à la gloire du jazz. " La république de Seine-et-Marne " De quoi faire se pâmer tous les amoureux du jazz ! " Libération (...) outre un manuel de l'esthétique " Swing Street " et un long poème visuel en hommage à la nostalgie be-bop, l'une des plus attachantes histoires du jazz des années 50. Le quotidien du médecin " Ses photographies en bichromie, réalisées à partir de 1948, dévoilent, au-delà des visages, par les attitudes et les mimiques, l'âme même des musiciens. L'Evénement du Jeudi " C'est tout bonnement à couper le souffle. " Le Nouvel Observateur " Confident des musiciens, Herman Leonard a su avec son appareil voler un peu de leur secret. (...) Du jazz plein les yeux. Photo " Le jazz avait déjà ses poètes, ses historiens, ses techniciens, il a trouvé son photographe. Herman Leonard donne aux amateurs du monde entier la vision concrète des hommes qu'ils admirent. " L'Express " De tous les photographes du jazz, Herman Leonard, un Américain vivant à Paris, est sans conteste le plus raffiné. " Photo Reporter " Ses images ont la densité émotionnelle du concert " live " et la rigueur du studio. Tout simplement fabuleux : il ne manque pas une veine saillante, une volute de fumée à la légende passionnée des " jazz-heros. " Paris Match " Des documents d'une beauté exceptionnelle. " Jazz magazine " Je ne peux qu'évoquer la finesse du grain, la texture précieuse de ces clichés. Souligner combien Leonard nous révèle la photogénie du jazz. Peut-être parce que tout ce jeu de noirs et blancs se répondant et s'impliquant mutuellement, emblématise la trame même du jazz cependant qu'il assure la structuration lumineuse de la photographies. " Smithsonian Institution- Washington " De toute évidence, votre travail mérite d'être présenté à la Smithsonian Institution en même temps que d'autres trésors nationaux tels que les manuscrits de Duke Ellington, la trompette de Dizzy Gillepsie et les violons de Stradivarius ! Nous serions très heureux et honorés d'établir une 'Collection Herman Leonard' réunissant vos photos. " Sunday Times- Londres " Herman Leonard ne se trouva pas seulement là où il fallait au bon moment, il a saisi la richesse tonale et l'aspect fugitif du jazz comme nul autre photographe actuel. Design Week- Londres " Il n'y a aucun doute, Leonard est maître de la photographie en noir et blanc. Ses superbes compositions, aux subtiles gradations de lumière, ressuscitent l'époque du be-bop, où les jeunes créateurs de cet art novateur et vigoureux défièrent le monde de la musique. " Russell Davies-BBC Arts Review " Plus que tout autre photographe, Leonard a saisi les géants du jazz des années 40 et 50 dans un style rendant avec une extraordinaire intensité les grands moments de l'histoire de cette musique. " Creative arts- Los Angeles " Billie Holiday chantait le blues, Dizzy Gillepsie sidérait le public du Royal Roost. Herman Leonard a préservé pour l'éternité chaque note incandescente et nuance de cette grande époque du jazz. " People Magazine-New York " il existe peu de remarquables photographes du jazz des années 40 et 50, mais Herman Leonard en est le plus extraordinaire. " Washington Review-Washington " Photo après photo, le spectateur est frappé par cet ineffable 'moment de vérité' que Leonard a pu saisir. " Quincy Jones s'adressant à des musiciens à une séance d'enregistrement de Michael Jackson " Ce type fait avec son appareil photo ce que vous faites avec vos instruments ! " Ray Brown-Contrebassiste " Herman est le Charlie Parker des photographes ! " Miles Davis " Herman ? C'est lui le meilleur ! " Dizzy Gillepsie " Peut-on aller plus loin ? "

All That Jazz

All That Jazz
A Butler Cove Novel

by Natasha Boyd

  • Publisher : Natasha Boyd
  • Release : 2016-03-22
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0997146400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I'm not an inside the lines kinda girl." There's something totally inconvenient about falling for your best friend's brother. Especially when he's a pompous, arrogant, albeit annoyingly sexy a-hole that you'd like to punch or kiss to death at any given moment. After a stupid favor that blurred the lines from friends to lovers the summer she turned eighteen, Jazz Frazer accidentally lost her heart to Joey Butler. For three years they’ve pretended there’s nothing between them anymore. Jazz is finally ready to move on with the rest of her life. She's determined that experiences and relationships will be fun, casual and easy. After all, she learned the hard way that men just don’t stick around. But when her best friend gets herself into a relationship with a celebrity, Jazz has to do the one thing she never thought she'd do, call Joey and ask for help. Repeatedly thrown together, Jazz tries everything she can to protect her heart and not fall back in love with Joey. But when Joey finally admits that Jazz is the one he's always wanted, all bets are off. This is a full length, standalone contemporary, friends to lovers and second chance romance. It is a spin off from the Eversea series and may therefore contain minor spoilers. This book is recommended for ages 17+ due to strong language and sexual situations.

Jazz Harmony

Jazz Harmony
Think - Listen - Play - A Practical Approach. Ausgabe Mit Online-Audiodatei

by Frank Sikora

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-10-23
  • Pages : 654
  • ISBN : 9783795749309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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(Misc). The theory bestseller now in English! Beginners and advanced learners can deepen their knowledge of jazz harmony with this comprehensive textbook. With numerous practical exercises and examples, audio tracks and solution section.