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Discovering Blues Improvisation Book 1

Intermediate Level - Book One

By Lee Evans

Intermediate Level - Book One. Composed by Lee Evans. Evans Piano Education. Softcover with CD. Published by Piano Plus (HL.290619).

Item Number: HL.290619

ISBN 1423406362. 9x12 inches.

A superbly effective intermediate-level introduction to 12-bar blues improvisation and composition. Featuring several original blues compositions by Evans, this publication encourages students to study jazz improvisation through notation. After learning pieces in the style of seven great masters like Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, students can write out their own riffs, as well as compose their own 12-bar blues. Each book includes biographies of the jazz greats, as well as a CD of performances by the author. Book Two is (00290620) is available separately for $14.95.

  • Forward 
  • Introduction 
  • Blues for Jelly Roll 
  • Format for Improvisation 
  • Blues for Bessie 
  • Blues for Bix 
  • Outline for Student Blues Composition I 
  • Format for Improvisation 
  • Blues for Satchmo 
  • Blues for Fatha 
  • Outline for Student Blues Composition II 
  • Blues for Count 
  • Blues for Duke 
  • Outline for Student Blues Composition III 
  • Appendices I and II 
  • About the Book's Song Titles 
  • Jazz Improviastion and Composition Books by Lee Evans 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    New York City
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2006-04-25 00:00:00.0 It Works!

    It actually teaches blues improv and blues composition. No kidding!

    18 of 38 people found this review helpful.
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