Author: BOB COOPER
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
A comprehensive sax method by one of America's top jazz and studio saxophonists. Subjects covered include key studies, chord and scale etudes, solos, high-register studies, vibrato, fingering, and rhythm studies. In addition, an excellent solo and duet repertoire is presented. Applicable to any saxophone.
Includes: 25 graded lessons. Original duets in popular styles. Well known duets with transposed chord symbols for keyboard/guitar accompaniment. Clear Fingering diagrama. Studies and exercises to develop technique.
Attention saxophone players -- do you need a challenging duet book? Composed and arranged by Gordon Goodwin at the medium-advanced to advanced level, these 10 saxophone duets are completely interchangeable for any combination of E-Flat or B-Flat saxophones. You can play with a duet partner or use the CD and play duets with great saxophonists Gordon Goodwin (tenor sax) or Eric Marienthal (alto sax). On the included CD, Duet Part 1 and Duet Part 2 are each controlled by dialing in/out the left or right channels on your stereo system. Includes 10 exciting Gordon Goodwin tunes: Act Your Age * Count Bubba's Revenge * El Macho Muchacho * Gumbo Street * Hunting Wabbits * The Jazz Police * La Peque?a Almeja * Maynard & Waynard * Swingin' for the Fences * There's the Rub Features: * Improve your jazz concept, articulation, time, intonation and sight-reading * Duets are playable with any combination of Eb or Bb saxophones (requires two books) * Gordon Goodwin plays the tenor sax on Duet Part 1 and Part 2 * Eric Marienthal plays the alto sax on Duet Part 1 and Part 2 * Gordon and Eric play together on Duet Part 1 and Part 2 * Play with a duet partner or with the CD by dialing in/out the left or right stereo channel * Opportunities to improvise too!
Saxophone For Dummies
Author: Denis Gäbel, Michael Villmow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The fast and easy way to play this popular woodwind instrument Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction to this popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musical experience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Covering both the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how to get a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, all accompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips on how to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how to care for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting. Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are available on the bonus CD Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone If you′re picking up a saxophone for the first time or are looking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummies gives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excel at playing this popular instrument.
The Essence of the Blues by Jim Snidero provides beginners and moderately advanced musicians with an introduction to the language of the blues. In 10 etudes focusing on various types of the blues, the musician learns to master the essential basics step by step. Each piece comes with an in-depth analysis of blues styles and music theory, appropriate scale exercises, tips for studying and practicing, suggestions for improvising, recommended listening, and specific techniques used by some of the all-time best jazz/blues musicians, including Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, B.B. King, Stanley Turrentine, and others. The accompanying play-along CD features world famous New York recording artists including Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt, Jim Snidero, Steve Davis, Mike LeDonne, Peter Washington, and others. Recorded at a world-class studio, these play alongs are deeply authentic, giving the musician a real-life playing experience to learn and enjoy the blues.
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This fantastic collection features over 25 hits from the British rock band in piano/vocal/guitar notation, including: Angie * Beast of Burden * Emotional Rescue * Fool to Cry * Happy * It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I like It) * Miss You * Not Fade Away * Rocks Off * Shattered * Start Me Up * Time Is on My Side * Tumbling Dice * Waiting on a Friend * and more.
Going for Jazz
Author: Nicholas Gebhardt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Jazz is one of the most influential American art forms of our times. It shapes our ideas about musical virtuosity, human action and new forms of social expression. In Going for Jazz, Nicholas Gebhardt shows how the study of jazz can offer profound insights into American historical consciousness. Focusing on the lives of three major saxophonists—Sidney Bechet, Charlie Parker, and Ornette Coleman—Gebhardt demonstrates how changing forms of state power and ideology framed and directed their work. Weaving together a range of seemingly disparate topics, from Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis to the invention of bebop, from Jean Baudrillard's Seduction to the Cold War atomic regime, Gebhardt addresses the meaning and value of jazz in the political economy of American society. In Going for Jazz, jazz musicians assume dynamic and dramatic social positions that demand a more conspicuous place for music in our understanding of the social world.
The Devil's Horn
Author: Michael Segell
The author charts the brief but colorful history of the saxophone, from its invention 160 years ago, through its subsequent role as a symbol of decadence and immorality, to its impact on music, particularly American jazz. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
This collection of exercises covers a wide variety of rhythmic patterns, as well as different meters. The exercises focus on odd meters, metric modulation, and subdivision. The book concludes with a series of compositions which sum up many of the lessons. The CD contains recordings of the exercises.
(Jazz Instruction). This fascinating jazz instruction book for all instrumentalists offers an innovative, scholarly approach to the art of improvisation. It includes in-depth analysis and lessons about: cycle of fifths; diatonic cycle; overtone series; pentatonic scale; harmonic minor scale; melodic minor scale; polytonal order of keys (P.O.O.K.); blues and bebop scales; Ionian, Dorian and other modes; Byzantine and Arabian scales; and much more! A must for all musicians who want to hone their improv chops.
Author: Pitti Hecht
Publisher: Voggenreiter Pub
The bongos are at home in every musical style from Latin rhythm to jazz to rock and pop. With their rhythmic fire, they supplement and enrich every song. Bongo Basics is the ideal way of getting into the feisty bongo world. Not only does this book teach you the basic stroke playing techniques, but it shows you many rhythms of various styles as well. With this book you will plunge into the groovy world of bongo percussion. Find out how easy it is to make music along with the accompanying CD or with your friends and how much you will enjoy playing the bongos!
The idea behind this book is to provide the progressive guitarist with a comprehensive overview of chordal structures on the guitar fingerboard. Starting with triads, then working through 7th and 9th chords and further extensions, chord substitution relationships and practical examples over standard chord progression, the book presents a chordal concept based on logic rather than just memorized shapes, making it easier for today's guitarists to understand the complex chordal structures used in contemporary jazz.