Jazz Cello Wizard Junior, Book 1 by Martin Norgaard. For Cello. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Jazz Wizard. Jazz play along. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20189BCD).
ISBN 9780786664993. Jazz play along. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. is designed for beginning and intermediate middle and high school cellists in the tradition of the parent method, Jazz Fiddle Wizard--a break-through approach for string players who want to learn to improvise within the jazz style. No step is left out in this sequentially arranged introduction to the role of rhythm, call and response, articulation, scales, and chord changes in jazz improvisation. The exercises are turned into catchy tunes arranged to work in any configuration of string groups. That is, three-part arrangements for each tune may be played with any number of like instruments or in conjunction with Jazz Fiddle Wizard Jr. and Jazz Viola Wizard Jr. books. Suitable as a self-instruction book or for use in private and/or group string instruction, Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. contains piano accompaniment parts as well as a CD that provides a full rhythm section accompaniment for every exercise and tune. The appropriate tone and style are modeled by the author's performances of more than 50 sample exercises and improvised solos.