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Exercises and Etudes For The Jazz Instrumentalist (Trombone / Bass Clef Instruments). (Bass Clef Edition). By J.J. Johnson. For Trombone, BC Instruments. Instructional. Jazz. Difficulty: medium. Instructional book (leadsheet notation). Leadsheet notation, instructional text and performance notes. 159 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.842018).
ISBN 0634021206. With leadsheet notation, instructional text and performance notes. Jazz. 9x12 inches.
Exercises and Etudes for the Jazz Instrumentalist is a collection of original pieces by master trombonist/composer J.J. Johnson. Designed as study material and playable by any instrument, these pieces (the harmonies of which are based on well-known standards) run the gamut of the jazz experience, featuring common and uncommon time signatures and keys, and styles from ballads to funk. They are progressively graded so that both beginners and professionals will be challenged by the demands of this wonderful music. Published in both treble and bass clef editions, this book also includes text to guide the player, as well as a biography of Johnson.
August 28, 2012
I really like this book. It has tons of challenging pieces to play but also a few simple ones to get you going. There are also several melodic exercises in the front which come in very handy. However, I wish the book came with a CD for at least the...
7 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Pickerington, OH
February 16, 2007
Instruction from the late, great J.J. Johnson
This is a wonderful book on learning to improvise with the stress falling on melodic interpretation. Unencumbered by the chord symbols found in most improv. instruction books; J.J.'s technique is to make the player so familiar with their instrument and various rhythm patterns that "composing on the fly" comes as...
29 of 73 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Poland Spring, ME
August 13, 2005
Worth the Money
This book is probably the best book for advanced trombone players who want a challenge!! It is also great for beginners as well.The etudes help you build your performance on the trombone greatly and this book also helps you read quickly especially in the high registers (up to E flat!)...
35 of 64 people found this review helpful.