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ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE

A COMPREHENSIVE METHOD FOR JAZZ STYLE AND IMPROVISATION

by Mike Steinel

Now Available!  ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE, an exciting new way to introduce young players to the world of jazz. Specifically designed for intermediate-level students with no prior jazz experience, this exceptional method was written by Mike Steinel, a professional trumpet player (Clark Terry, Bill Evans, Don Ellis, Frank Mantooth) and a member of the jazz faculty of the University of North Texas, the premier college for jazz studies

 

2 CDs WITH EVERY BOOK

  • Every exercise and arrangement recorded by professionals
  • Repeated exercises feature rhythm section only

THE BASICS OF JAZZ STYLE

  • How jazz and "traditional" music are different
  • Swing style introduced gradually using scat syllables
  • Covers Swing Era, Bebop & Latin/Rock

7 FULL BAND ARRANGEMENTS

  • Carefully paced performance pieces
  • Sample improvised solos included

 

 

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IMPROVISATION MADE EASY

  • Starts easy with 2-measure phrases
  • Teaches how to "jazz up" a melody
  • Match correct scales with chords

JAZZ HISTORY AND PEOPLE

  • Basic stylistic periods
  • Composers and performers

QUICK START THE RHYTHM SECTION

  • Rhythm players can either play along with the full band or study individually
  • Each book includes additional specialized material

INSTRUMENTATION

  • 00841347  Eb Alto Sax  $12.99
  • 00841348  Bb Tenor Sax  $12.99
  • 00841349  Eb Bari Sax  $12.99
  • 00841350  Bb Trumpet  $12.99
  • 00841351  Trombone  $12.99
  • 00841352  Guitar  $15.99
  • 00841353  Piano  $15.99
  • 00841354  Bass  $15.99
  • 00841355  Drums  $15.99
  • 00841356  C Treble/Vibes  $12.99
  • 00841620  Flute  $12.99
  • 00841621  Clarinet  $12.99
  • 00841622  F Horn  $12.99
  • 00841623  Tuba  $12.99
  • 00841357  Conductor  $29.99