Jazz Connection, Book 2 - Book Only (Later Elementary Level). Composed by Eric Baumgartner. For Piano/Keyboard. Willis. Late Elementary. Softcover. 24 pages. Willis Music #12553. Published by Willis Music (HL.406704).
ISBN 1617741809. 9x12 inches.
The Jazz Connection series explore the world of jazz and its influences on many musical styles including rock 'n' roll, blues, calypso and Latin American music. Book 2 consists of eight performance pieces written for the early intermediate level student.
Purpose: Book 2 corresponds with Jazzabilities Book 2. Jazzabilities is a series that helps build a jazz vocabulary through short exercises and performance pieces. Jazz Connections reinforces this vocabulary through these entertaining pieces.
Suggestions for Instruction: Students who haven't studied jazz will still recognize many of the rhythms and hand positions used in this book. However, triplets and swing-8ths are used extensively throughout. Patience must be applied to make sure these rhythms are learned accurately.
MIDI/CD orchestrations are available for the entire series.