Improvisation

    Approaching The Standards - Vol. 3 Bb Book
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    Volume 3 includes: Tenor Madness * Killer Joe * Bye Bye Blackbird * Take the "A" Train * Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise * Secret Love * Speak Low * Cottontail.
    Catalog: SBM00010CD
    Publisher: Warner
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    Autumn Leaves - Volume 44
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    All Levels. Sit back and let this exciting New York rhythm section take you on an exhilarating ride through these timeless jazz session favorites. Sultry ballads, exciting bossas, and finger snappin' swing tunes at comfortable tempos makes this a welcome addition to anyone's musical library. Lyrics included.

    Rhythm Section: Niels Lan Doky (p); Christian Doky (b); Billy Hart (d)

    Includes:
    • Autumn Leaves
    • S'posin
    • My Shining Hour
    • Tenderly
    • Witchcraft
    • After You've Gone
    • All Or Nothing At All
    • Stormy Weather
    • There Will Never Be Another You
    Catalog: AEB44BKCD
    Publisher: Aebersold
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    Blues In All Keys - Volume 42
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    Beginner/Intermediate. Here is a great way to expand your blues playing in every key! Slow tempos for all levels of ability. Try playing some of the tougher keys without looking at the music and see just how fast your ear takes over. You'll find yourself gaining confidence very quickly and that will greatly improve your soloing. Charlie Parker learned the Blues in all 12 keys before he learned anything else. Transposed for all instruments. Each key contains a different blues melody and two compatible chord/scale progressions.
    Catalog: AEB42BKCD
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    Body & Soul - 17 Jazz Classics - Volume 41
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    All Levels. A large selection of famous standards that will have every musician rushing home from work to play. This set of 17 familiar classics will inspire you to play your best, increase your song list, and equip yourself for any musical situation.

    Rhythm Section: Dan Haerle (p); John Goldsby (b); Ed Soph (d)

    Includes:
    • Misty
    • What's New
    • Teach Me Tonight
    • Body And Soul
    • Alone Together
    • Time After Time
    • Fools Rush In
    • That's All
    • Lover Come Back To Me
    • You're My Everything
    • I'm An Old Cowhand
    • When Your Lover Has Gone
    • Yours Is My Heart Alone
    • I Thought About You
    • You And The Night And The Music
    • The Very Thought Of You
    • What Is This Thing Called Love
    Catalog: AEB41BKCD
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    Cedar Walton Nine Jazz Originals w/ CD
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    Intermediate/Advanced. Jam with this all-star rhythm section on 9 fresh, original tunes by the great Cedar Walton with Cedar on piano! Many of these tunes are well on their way to becoming jazz standards. Several tunes have Cedar's own harmony parts as used on his original recordings! These tunes make great additions to your school Jazz Combo. Hear the sound of authentic "New York" Jazz. Several tunes have written harmony parts too.

    Rhythm Section: Cedar Walton (p); Ron Carter (b); Billy Higgins (d)

    Includes:
    • Cedar's Blues
    • Fantasy In D
    • Bolivia
    • Midnight Waltz
    • Clockwise
    • Hand In Glove
    • Firm Roots
    • Ojos De Rojo
    • Maestro
    Catalog: AEB35BKCD
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    Contemporary Worship Classics
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    The Contemporary Worship Classics series features six compatible books that can be used alone or in any combination. The arrangements are designed to aid the flow of live congregational worship, and the level is suitable for amateurs and pros alike. Section numbers and lyric cues are included in each book so musicians can play together easily. Use the downloadable audio tracks in lieu of a live band, or to enhance the sound of your band for rehearsal and performance. 10 songs: Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) • Blessed Be Your Name • Forever • God of Wonders • Here I Am to Worship (Light of the World) • Holy Is the Lord • In Christ Alone • Mighty to Save • Sing to the King • Your Name.
    Catalog: HL00149723
    Publisher: Hal Leonard
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    Countdown To Giant Steps - Volume 75
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    Intermediate/Advanced. This could have been titled "Baby Steps to Giant Steps." Finally, there is a "steps" method of learning not only Giant Steps and Countdown, but also how to substitute those elusive chord changes for "standard" chord changes in well-known standards. The second CD breaks down the Giant Steps cycle into simple segments at comfortable tempos. Also included are several well-known standards with Giant Steps harmony subsitiuted for the traditional harmony! The BEST way to learn Giant Steps harmony!

    Rhythm Section: Andy LaVerne (p); John Patitucci (b); Steve Davis (d)

    Includes:
    • Countdown
    • Giant Steps
    • Satellite
    • 26-2
    • Body And Soul
    • Exotica
    • Central Park West
    • Fifth House
    • Night Has A Thousand Eyes
    • Step By Step
    • But Not For Me
    • Plus a second CD of 17 "primer" tracks!
    Catalog: AEB75BKCD
    Publisher: Aebersold
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    Elements of the Jazz Language for the Developing Improvisor
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    A comprehensive book on jazz analysis and improvisation. Elements used in jazz improvisation are isolated for study: they are examined in recorded solos, suggestions are made for using each element in the jazz language, and specific exercises are provided for practicing the element.
    Catalog: SB300CD
    Publisher: Alfred
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    GROOVIN' HIGH - Volume 43
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    Intermediate/Advanced. Six "must know" bebop tunes and two essential standards you'll play on every gig. Tempos are comfortable. Bebop is the ultimate jazz language builder and most of today's greatest players like Terrence Blanchard, Jerry Bergonzi, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, and the Brecker's have all used it as a foundation for building their unique styles. It's no doubt they know all the tunes on this set inside and out. The heart of the Jazz Sound!

    Rhythm Section: Dan Haerle (p); Todd Coolman (b); Steve Davis (d)

    Includes:
    • Groovin' High
    • I'll Remember April
    • A Night In Tunisia
    • Bluesette
    • West Coast Blues
    • High Fly
    • All The Things You Are
    • An Afternoon In Paris
    Catalog: AEB43BKCD
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    How To Play Jazz And Improvise w/ 2 CDs - Volume 1
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    Now with 2 CDs - one with slower tempos!

    Beginning/Intermediate. Do you want to learn how to improvise jazz? Then this is the play-along for you!

    Easy to understand and inspiring for all musicians wishing to explore the secrets of jazz improv. The first CD includes blues in Bb and F, four dorian minor tracks, four-measure cadences, cycle of dominants, 24-measure song, II/V7 in all keys and Jamey Aebersold playing exercises from the book (hear the master clinician demonstrate exactly how it's done).

    The Second CD of slower tempos included in this Book/2CD set is available separately for those wishing to upgrade their old single-CD set they may have previously purchased.

    PIANISTS and GUITARISTS! A special edition is ready for you. See the "YOU MAY ALSO LIKE" column to the right.

    Includes:
    • Scales/Chords
    • Developing Creativity
    • Improv Fundamentals
    • 12 Blues Scales
    • Bebop Scales
    • Pentatonic Scales
    • Time and Feel
    • Melodic Development
    • II/V7s
    • Related Scales and Modes
    • Practical Exercises
    • Patterns and Licks
    • Dominant 7th Tree of Scale Choices
    • Nomenclature
    • Chromaticism
    • Scale Syllabus
    • and more!

    Rhythm Section: Jamey Aebersold (piano); Rufus Reid (bass); Jonathan Higgins (drums)

    NOTE FROM JAMEY
    When I first heard "So What" on the Kind of Blue record I didn’t think anything was happening because I was used to hearing changes flying by and this seemed so tame by comparison. I quickly fell in love with Kind of Blue and of course we at IU started experimenting with modal tunes and trying to keep our place in those many 8 bar phrases that seemed at times to make me feel like I was in the middle of a desert and couldn’t see for the life of me the beginning of the next 8 bar phrase. When I began teaching privately for the first time in Seymour, Indiana I had a girl flute student who really had a great sound. One day I asked her to improvise on a D- dorian scale and off she went. I could tell she was playing what she heard in her mind and I was so surprised. It really sounded natural. So, I asked other students to play on a dorian scale and they did fine. That’s how I got started teaching improv. I think others at the time were using the blues as a vehicle but the students I was working with knew nothing about the blues but they could keep their place in the 4 and 8 bar phrases so I went ahead later and used that modal approach on my Volume 1 play-a-long ... and the rest is history.
    Catalog: AEB1BKCD
    Publisher: Aebersold
    Composer: Jamey Aebersold
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    How to Write Your First Song
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    The hardest song you will ever write is your first. This book is designed to help you accomplish that goal. We're not going to jot down just any song, but one that you are proud of, one that gives you the confidence and the process required to write your second song, your third song, and on and on. Here you will find the basic musical knowledge you need and a process for putting that knowledge to work. Let's get started. Let's make you into a songwriter! Includes access to audio examples online for download or streaming.
    Catalog: HL00138010
    Publisher: Hal Leonard
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    Improvisation For Flute:  The Scale/mode Jzmsc
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    Expand the creative breadth of your soloing! The step-by-step exercises and explanations in this tried-&-true resource will help you develop your ear and improve your technique. You'll learn the intimate relationships between modes and chords, practicing licks and solos that grow out of their underlying harmonies and sound natural. Andy McGhee has taught at Berklee since 1966, before which he toured with Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman. He has taught thousands how to improvise.
    Catalog: HL50449810
    Publisher: Halleonard
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    Jazz Conception
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    For jazz phrasing, interpretation and improvisation, this book/CD package is an exciting way for players at all levels to learn the language of jazz! Each book/CD set features 21 solo etudes based on standard chord progressions and blues, demonstrated by professional jazz musicians and accompanied by one of the finest swinging rhythm sections around. Play along with or without the soloist on the CD.
    Catalog: AM14720
    Publisher: Advance Music
    Composer: Jim Snidero
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    Maiden Voyage - Volume 54
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    Beginning/Intermediate. Standards and workouts for making the transition from playing scales & chords. An excellent resource for beginning improv. Features slower tempos, easier changes, and specific tips on approaching soloing. Scales written for every chord change. Perfect for High School and College music directors! For more easy standards at easy tempos, see Volume 70 "Killer Joe."

    Rhythm Section: Jamey Aebersold (p); Tyrone Wheeler (b); Steve Davis (d)

    Includes:
    • Summertime
    • Shuffle Time (Bb Shuffle Blues)
    • Impressions
    • Maiden Voyage
    • Watermelon Man
    • Doxy
    • Autumn Leaves
    • Solar Flair
    • Song For My Father
    • Cantaloupe Island
    • Satin Doll
    • Tootsie (Blues In F)
    • Footprints
    • III/VI7/II/V7 (song based on the III/VI7/ii/V7 Progression)
    Vol. 54
    Catalog: AEB54BKCD
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    Major And Minor
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    For all instrumentalists and vocalists. CDs contain 30 extended tracks of recorded background. Great primer for learning basic skills in major and minor keys. Advanced players will want to work on "double-timing", playing "outside" and "side-slipping" in all keys at comfortable tempos. Special tracks have Jamey Aebersold playing various exercises and soloing on his saxophone with actual cuts from Volume 24 so you can hear and see how to use this set. All exercises and sax solos on the demo tracks are transcribed and written out in the book! Pick a different key each day/week/practice.
    Catalog: AEB24BKCD
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    Nothin' But Blues Bk/CD - Volume 2
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    Beginning/Intermediate. The blues have contained the very essence of the jazz sound since the 1920s. A player who masters the sound and feel of the blues will play other jazz tunes in a manner that will inspire the listener. Contains 11 different blues melodies and is a natural follow-up to Volume 1 or Volume 21. Tempos are not fast. Presented in various keys with a variety of moods from slow to rock. Chords and scales are written in the staff for each track.

    A special guitar edition is now available (product code V02G)!

    Rhythm Section: Dan Haerle (piano); Rufus Reid (bass); Mike Hyman (drums)

    Suggested Prerequisites: Volumes 1, 21 & 24

    Includes:
    • Mr. Super Hip
    • Horizontal (C Blues)
    • 6/8 Modal Blues
    • Slow Blues In G
    • Slow Blues In F
    • Fast Blues In F
    • Fast Blues In Bb
    • Minor Blues In C
    • Home Stretch
    • Long-Meter Jazz/Rock
    • Bird Blues
    Catalog: AEB2BKCD
    Publisher: Aebersold
    Composer: Jamey Aebersold
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    Real Country Book - C Instruments
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    Country gets real in this new collection in the Real Book series featuring over 275 country favorites presented in the “Real Book” look with lead sheets and lyrics. Songs include: Act Naturally • All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming over Tonight • Always on My Mind • Amazed • Beer for My Horses • Before He Cheats • Bless the Broken Road • Blue Moon of Kentucky • Boot Scootin' Boogie • A Boy Named Sue • Breathe • City of New Orleans • Coal Miner's Daughter • Could I Have This Dance • Coward of the County • Crazy • Delta Dawn • The Devil Went down to Georgia • Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue • Elvira • Family Tradition • Folsom Prison Blues • Forever and Ever, Amen • Friends in Low Places • The Gambler • Gentle on My Mind • God Bless the U.S.A. • Help Me Make It Through the Night • Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) • Hey, Good Lookin' • I Hope You Dance • (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden • I Will Always Love You • I've Got a Tiger by the Tail • Islands in the Stream • Jackson • Jambalaya (On the Bayou) • King of the Road • Live like You Were Dying • Lucille • Mama Tried • Mean • On the Road Again • Redneck Woman • Ring of Fire • Rocky Top • She Believes in Me • Southern Nights • Stand by Your Man • There's a Tear in My Beer • When You Say Nothing at All • Your Cheatin' Heart • and more.
    Catalog: HL00125426
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    The II-V7-I Progression w/ 2 CDs - Volume 3
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    Now with a bonus 2nd CD that contains individual II/V7/I tracks for each MAJOR key (17 new practice tracks).

    Beginning/Intermediate. The most important musical sequence in modern jazz! Contains all the needed scales and chords to each CD track and all are written in the staff. Contains 120 written patterns (transposed for all instruments) and 3 full pages of piano voicings that correspond to the CD. Contains a Scale Syllabus which allows you to find and use various substitute scales, just like professional musicians. CD contains 4 tracks of Jamey playing exercises in a ""call and response"" fashion over an extended ii/V7/I progression that stays in one key at a comfortable tempo. Allows you to practice major, minor, dom. 7th, diminshed, whole tone, half-diminished, Lydian and dim. whole tone scales and chords.

    Suggested Prerequisites: Volumes 1 & 2

    Includes:
    • II/V7/I All Major Keys
    • G Minor Blues
    • Bebop Tune
    • V7+9/I All Keys
    • II/V7/I In Three Keys
    • F Blues With 8-Bar Bridge
    • II/V7 Random Progressions
    • II/V7+9/I All Minor Keys.

    Catalog: AEB3BKCD
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    The Real Book Bb - Volume I 6th ed.
    Features:

    The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces.

    Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won't even notice the difference, other than all the notorious errors being fixed: the covers and typeface look the same, the song list is nearly identical, and the price for our edition is even cheaper than the original! Every conscientious musician will appreciate that these books are now produced accurately and ethically, benefitting the songwriters that we owe for some of the greatest tunes of all time! This Bb edition includes 400 songs: All Blues • Au Privave • Autumn Leaves • Black Orpheus • Bluesette • Body and Soul • Bright Size Life • Con Alma • Dolphin Dance • Don't Get Around Much Anymore • Easy Living • Epistrophy • Falling in Love with Love • Footprints • Four on Six • Giant Steps • Have You Met Miss Jones? • How High the Moon • I'll Remember April • Impressions • Lullaby of Birdland • Misty • My Funny Valentine • Oleo • Red Clay • Satin Doll • Sidewinder • Stella by Starlight • Take Five • There Is No Greater Love • Wave • and hundreds more! Editions also available in C, E-flat, and Bass Clef.
    Catalog: HL00240224
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