Techniques, Sight Reading and Improvisation Books and DVD/Videos

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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 Gerry Mulligan Workshop Video, Jazz VHS Video
    Item # VD116
    | Mfg # 320072
    | UPC # 073999722123
    Series: Videos Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation Medium: Video Artist: Gerry Mulligan Legendary composer/arranger/baritone and soprano saxophonist Gerry Mulligan presents a jazz master class in this video presentation. He discusses the musicians and big bands who influenced him, the ?Birth of the Cool? ensemble, his groundbreaking piano-less quartet and Concert Jazz Band, and his candid views on the music scene today. He also discusses and...
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  • Take charge of your music career with crucial do-it-yourself strategies.If you are an independent musician, producer, studio owner, or label,you should own this book! Written by Peter Spellman, Director of theCareer Development Center at Berklee College of Music, this guide willteach you everything you need to know to become a success in the musicbusiness. Filled with empowering tips and resources for self-managedmusicians, you will learn to: cre...
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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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  • The Yamaha Advantage Conductor's Score Book 1
    Item # QIU192850
    | Mfg # YBM101
    | UPC # 780825843937
    The Yamaha Advantage contains exercises specifically designed to teach students how to play with correct note lengths, line direction and proper phrasing using the greatest music ever written. The Yamaha Advantage is an innovative approach to band instruction that focuses on musicianship from day one. This comprehensive method exceeds the national standards for arts education. All styles emphasizing classical music and proven technique studies...
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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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  • Bass Player Presents: The Fretless Bass Book
    Item # QTT273748
    | Mfg # 331928
    | UPC # 884088208431
    Bass Player Presents: The Fretless Bass Series: Guitar Reference Publisher: Backbeat Books Medium: Softcover Editor: Vladimir Genin Who would have thought the electric bass guitar with its frets removed would transcend the rhythm section to become one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in all of music? From the jazz genius of Jaco Pastorius and the funk/punk abandon of Les Claypool, to the landmark rock of Jack Bruce and Sting, th...
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  • Bebop Licks for B-Flat Instruments Book with CD
    Item # QIU290851
    | Mfg # 311855
    | UPC # 884088328320
    A Dictionary of Melodic 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 to help ...
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  • David Friesen Jazz Workshop
    Item # DD132
    | Mfg # 320401
    | UPC # 073999648294
    Series: DVD Publisher: Hal Leonard Medium: DVD ISBN: 0634066692 Artist: David Friesen This exclusive DVD captures one of the highly acclaimed clinics presented by celebrated jazz musicians and educators David Friesen (bass) and Jerry Hahn (guitar) during their 2003 tour sponsored by high-end handmade string manufacturer Thomastik-Infeld. The workshop aims to broaden students' vision of music by explaining: practice techniques, how to liste...
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  • Elementary Training for Musicians - Book
    Item # QTT225406
    | Mfg # 49002755
    | UPC # 073999959277
    Series: Schott Publisher: Schott Format: BOOK Composer : Paul Hindemith Originally published in the 1940s, Paul Hindemith's remakable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost every kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulati...
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  • Item # 20655 Written by award-winning jazz artist and teacher Tony Dagradi for all instruments, this book develops solid technical skills in players at all experience levels. Young players can play just the basic exercises, while more proficient players can attempt the variations which follow each etude. There are 205 studies in all, covering the full range of intervallic relationships in major, pentatonic, diminished and whole-tone scales. Us...
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  • This graded series helps students develop their ear-training skills and effectively prepares them for the ear-training components of major examination systems, including RCM Examinations and the National Music Certificate Program. The Professional Series is ideal for use by both student and teacher, either in the lesson or for home practice. Each level consists of a book with notated examples that can be purchased alone or with CD recordings. The...
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