Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble (E-flat Alto Saxophone) by Mike Steinel. For Jazz Ensemble, Alto Saxophone. Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble. Grade 1-2. Method book and accompaniment CD. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.841347).
ISBN 0793596211. 9x12 inches.
Specifically designed to teach jazz basics to students with 1 or 2 years playing experience, but with no prior experience playing jazz. Great for individual or classroom use. Teaches the basics of swing style in a step-by-step approach using well-known songs. Improvisation is made easy starting with simple 2-measure phrases. Scales and basic theory are introduced in a simple and easy to understand approach. 2 CDs are included with recordings of all exercises and arrangements. Other features: 7 full band arrangements, sample solos, jazz history and people.