Techniques, Sight Reading and Improvisation Books and DVD/Videos

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  • How to Play from a Real Book - Softcover
    Item # QIF324769
    | Mfg # 312097
    | UPC # 884088548186
    All musicians should be able to sit down at the keyboard and make sense of a tune. With that goal in mind, every instrumentalist and singer can profit from this book. It covers many techniques for exploring, understanding, and performing the songs found in real books. You will learn how to analyze the form and harmonic structure, insert an introduction, interpret the melody, improvise on the chords, construct bass lines, voice the chords, add sub...
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  • Bebop Licks for E-Flat Instruments Book with CD
    Item # QIU290852
    | Mfg # 311856
    | UPC # 884088328337
    A Dictionary of Melodic Ideas for Improvisation Series: Jazz Instruction Format: Softcover with CD Author : Les Wise Written for the musician who is interested in acquiring a firm foundation for playing jazz, this unique book/CD pack examines the phrases of the masters! The book features standard notation, with over 800 licks to help you play like your heroes. The accompanying CD contains helpful note-for-note demonstrations of every lick t...
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  • Play at First Sight Book & CD by Lalo Davila
    Item # QIU254137
    | Mfg # 27032
    | UPC # 038081292205
    Play at First Sight is a unique and comprehensive approach to help improve sight reading skills. It will strengthen your ability to recognize rhythms quickly and perform them as confidently as possible. The more you practice the exercises and variation possibilities on each page, the more at ease you will become at sight reading rhythms. The enclosed play along CD incorporates a variety of musical styles and can be used with many of the exercises...
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  • THIS GROUND-BREAKING BOOK/CD package will show you (or your students) how to use the Major and Minor Blues Scales to improvise meaningful solos?without having to first master all the scales and chords of a tune. GOOD FOR ALL LEVELS - Essential for beginners, perfect for intermediate students, and even useful for professional players to hone their skills on this crucial?and often neglected?part of the jazz language. ACCOMPANYING CD by author...
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  • Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation DVD
    Item # DD004
    | Mfg # 320266
    | UPC # 073999202663
    Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation is intended for players of all instruments as a way to break through to the creative approach to playing music. Hosted by Berklee professor Dave Frank, author of Hal Leonard's popular Joy of Improv series, this DVD outlines a unique step-by-step series of practice points designed to guide you effortlessly into the process of improvisation. Whether you're a traditionally trained musician looking...
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  • Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Louisiana Masters Series, DVD
    Item # DD0633
    | Mfg # 320863
    | UPC # 884088363130
    Part of being an artist is being a teacher. Directly or indirectly, through their work or their words, artists teach. In this series of DVDs, some of the most important jazz artists are presented in a unique master class setting. They perform, they talk about their lives and work, students play for them and they comment and instruct those students. Students discuss their expectations before the class and their thoughts after the class. Viewers wi...
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  • There are two ways to approach writing a cookbook – and this goes for cooking food and cooking up some great music. One way is to give you a bunch of recipes and tell you, “Here's how to make this dish, or here's how to play this tune.” Another way is to teach you how to cook. In other words, by providing you with techniques for mixing flavors, the knowledge of when, where, and how to apply heat, and ideas on how to add your own...
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  • Hank Jones - The Jazz Master Classic Series from NYU, 2-DVD-Set
    Item # DD0326
    | Mfg # 320783
    | UPC # 884088253899
    Series: DVD Publisher: Artists House Medium: DVD ISBN: 1423446089 Artist: Hank Jones Part of being an artist is being a teacher. Directly or indirectly, through their work or their words, artists teach. In this series of DVDs, some of the most important jazz artists are presented in a unique master class setting. They perform, they talk about their lives and work, students play for them and they comment and instruct those students. Student...
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  • Practice Personalities: What's Your Type? - Reference DVD
    Item # DD1366
    | Mfg # 121577
    | UPC # 884088925178
    Identifying and Understanding the Practice Personality Type in the Music StudentIn this DVD, a companion to the bestselling book of the same name,Thornton Cline discusses the challenges and benefits of correctpracticing. Cline reveals the nine practice personalities he hasdiscovered through interviews with more than 1,000 music students andover 25 years of teaching experience. Students representing the ninepractice personalities perform on their ...
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  • THIS GROUND-BREAKING BOOK/CD package will show you (or your students) how to use the Major and Minor Blues Scales to improvise meaningful solos?without having to first master all the scales and chords of a tune. GOOD FOR ALL LEVELS - Essential for beginners, perfect for intermediate students, and even useful for professional players to hone their skills on this crucial?and often neglected?part of the jazz language. ACCOMPANYING CD by author...
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  • The Tao of Tunings: A Map to the World of Alternate Tunings - Book
    Item # QIU276057
    | Mfg # 696012
    | UPC # 884088162597
    Expand your guitar universe with the infinite possibilities of alternate tunings! From Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges to John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page, alternate tunings have inspired some of the most creative and unique guitar sounds in the history of the instrument. This book and CD pack will provide you with loads of fretboard diagrams, fun playing examples, and practical music applications to help you navigate through a variety of tunings - f...
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  • Barry Harris - The Jazz Master Class Series from NYU
    Item # DD0324
    | Mfg # 320784
    | UPC # 884088253905
    Series: DVD Publisher: Artists House Medium: DVD ISBN: 1423446097 Artist: Barry Harris Part of being an artist is being a teacher. Directly or indirectly, through their work or their words, artists teach. In this series of DVDs, some of the most important jazz artists are presented in a unique master class setting. They perform, they talk about their lives and work, students play for them and the comment and instruct those students. Studen...
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