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That's Jazz Performance, Book 1: Get Your Groove On

By Bradley Sowash

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Piano - Book A,1
Composed by Bradley Sowash. Collection, method. That's Jazz. Jazz Methods. Method book. 31 pages. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.JP36).

Item Number: KJ.JP36
ISBN 849797470. Jazz Methods.

That's Jazz Performance correlates with the popular That's Jazz method for beginning and intermediate jazz piano, and provide additional opportunities for students to use their new improvisational skills. Each tune includes an optional duet part while downloadable demonstration tracks and suggestions for MIDI keyboard enhancements make practicing even more fun! Going Further pages build on improvisation skills from That's Jazz and encourage further creative exploration. Students with an interest in jazz will love these books whether used as stand-alone repertoire or as a supplement to That's Jazz.

About That's Jazz

That's Jazz is the perfect avenue for motivating elementary & intermediate level students, while opening them up to the vital musical tradition and artistic expression of jazz. Whether teachers have limited jazz training or none at all, they can still feel confident leading students through their first experiences with jazz!

Each book is organized in a clear and consistent format including several unique components:
Warm Up pages focus on key concepts and technical aspects of each tune. Going Further pages build improvisation skills and encourage creative exploration. Optional duet parts enhance practice and performance. Included CD features performances of all tunes, demonstrating their stylistic nuances.

Until now, jazz literature has primarily been accessible only to advanced players, leaving emerging pianists with a gap in their education. That's Jazz fills this gap with a collection of compelling and accessible tunes, covering the main jazz styles of swing, Latin, and rock.

  • Welcome to the World of Jazz! 
  • Anatomy of a Jazz Chart 
  • How to use That's Jazz 
  • Correlation Chart 
  • I'm Feelin' Sad (But It's Getting' Better) 
  • Get Your Groove On 
  • Reggae Nights 
  • I Gotta Penny 
  • Surf Bored 
  • Triple Threat 
  • This Guy's Disguised 
  • Moovin' and Groovin' 
  • Appendix A: Chord Glossary 
  • Appendix B: Major and Minor Triads