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Essential Jazz Etudes...The Blues - Alto Sax

By Jack Wilkins

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Essential Jazz Etudes...The Blues - Alto Sax composed by Jack Wilkins. For Saxophone (Alto). Saddle-stitched, Improvisation. Essential Jazz Etudes. Jazz & Blues play along. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99572BCD).

ISBN 9780786662104. Jazz & Blues play along. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This collection of jazz etudes with an accompanying CD gives students a fun and effective way to learn to play jazz style blues lines. The CD tracks provide a professional rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) to play along with, plus recordings of professional jazz musicians playing each etude. The recordings help to provide a model for the student's stylistic development, and an opportunity to play with a great band! Each of the 12 etudes provides a new challenge to master.

  • Blue Sax  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Bridge Over Muddy Waters  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Big Blue Swing  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Slo' Mo' Blues  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Too Sharp Blues  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Bossa Blues  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Big Beat Blues  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Blue Caboose  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • BeBoppin' Alice  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Bouncing Blues  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Ursa Minor Blues  Performed by Jack Wilkins
  • Blues News  Performed by Jack Wilkins
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  • 5

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  • January 23, 2012 Essential Jazz Etudes

    Actually, I've already reviewed this particular book - but I liked it enough to purchase it as a gift for someone else who played from mine and liked it. I'm a novice at jazz, so this book has offered great insights and varied practice.

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  • 5

    New Orleans, La.
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 23, 2011 Essential Jazz Etudes The Blues for Alto Sax Book

    Great book! The music is fun and sounds great. If you love the blues and jazz this is a great book to learn with. The music on the play along CD sounds like it's played and recorded by pro's! The music in the book get's harder as...

    you work through it.

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    12 of 37 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 26, 2011 A-W-S-O-M-E

    This is the perfect book for me b cuz i play in a school band and i need something to practice off of for next year... this is full of awsome songs that are good for anyone! P.S. you can't play the saxophone without playing the blues lol...


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  • 5

    Leicester UK
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  • April 28, 2011 Essential Jazz Etudes

    A very good introduction to the blues with easy to understand theory and scope for improvisation. The pieces seem to get harder as you go through the book, but there is something there for everyone I think however advanced you may be. Buy it!

    24 of 47 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Amman, Jordan
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  • January 06, 2011 Essential Jazz Etudes

    This book is a lot of fun to play, especially for a player just delving into blues. Worth the money.

    29 of 51 people found this review helpful.
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