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Approaching the Standards, Volume 1. (E-Flat). By Dr. Willie L. Hill, Jr. Jazz Ensemble. For E-Flat Instruments. Improvisation; Jazz Ensemble Method; Method/Instruction. Jazz Improvisation Series. Jazz; play along. Book & CD. 36 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.SBM00003CD).
ISBN 0769292194. Jazz; play along.
For the "fearful to the fearless," Approaching the Standards is an innovative, user-friendly approach to jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group, each of the three volumes of this play-along CD contains eight classic jazz tunes. Each volume features a jazz group demo recorded by top pros in a jazz gig setting, clearly written musical examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight, and a useful discography. Everything you need to begin improvising or to improve your jazz skills is included in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, available for C, B-Flat, E-Flat, and Bass Clef instruments. Volume 1 includes: Billie's Bounce * On the Trail * Cantaloupe Island * The Preacher * Summertime * Satin Doll * C Jam Blues * I Got Rhythm.
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July 20, 2010
Excellent content, terrible print quality
This is an outstanding improvisation method. The play along CD is excellent, the choice of tunes is great, the exercises that accompany each tune are extremely helpful. However, there are two main drawbacks. First, each transposition of the book (Bb, Eb, bass clef, etc.) is sold separately. Second, when my...
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