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Volume 1 - How To Play Jazz & Improvise

By Jamey Aebersold

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Any C, Eb, Bb, bass instrument or voice - beginner, intermediate
Composed by Jamey Aebersold. Play-Along series with accompaniment CD. Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Long series. Book & CD. 104 pages. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.V01DS).

Item Number: JA.V01DS
ISBN 978-1-56224-122-3.

This is the culmination of Jamey's 30 years as one of the world's leading jazz exponents. Volume 1 has unlocked the mysteries of jazz improv for a whole generation of musicians who previously had nowhere to turn. Easy to understand and inspiring for all musicians wishing to explore the secrets of jazz improv. Includes 2 CDs - one at slower practice tempos - of blues in Bb and F, four dorian minor tracks, four-measure cadences, cycle of dominants, 24-measure song, II/V7 in all keys. Book includes transposed parts for all instruments. The CD includes Jamey playing exercises from the book. Hear the master clinician show you exactly how it's done!

  • Blues In Bb** 
  • Blues In F** 
  • 24-Measure Song** 

Volume 1 - How To Play Jazz & Improvise

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Level: Beginning  Intermediate 

Series: Jamey Aebersold Play Along Series 

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  • 3

    Slidell La.
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  • June 03, 2011 How To Play Jazz & Improvise

    Little disappointed in the way organized and overall format . Okay , but expected more !!

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    Lodi, Ca.
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    Early intermediate
  • December 19, 2010 HOW TO PLAY JAZZ

    I found the book confusing and would be better if they had sample licks for each style of jazz.

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  • 4

    WPB, FL
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  • May 22, 2010 Lots of Info, but....

    This book is full of information, though it is presented piecemeal. It probably should be at the "intermediate" level for the theory (but lots of gems) because it is presented somewhat haphazard. I got a lot out of it, but have had a bunch of music theory. There is a...

    tendency to state "rules", but that simplifies things for beginners. The exercises/CD itself probably are beginner/int level. I like the encouragement written in the text and some of the more cerebral material. I hate the constant plugging of other products (though I got sucked in by the Major/Minor workout...), although he does mention non-JA products as well. There is a tendency to state "rules", but that simplifies things for beginners.

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  • December 06, 2009 A Good Into To The World Of Jazz,But....

    As a person who has been in the world of jazz for 14+ years,I say that this book is well put together-in fact,it covers many things that I didn't learn about when I was just starting out.However,I would recommend at least a intermediate knowledge...

    of one's instrument to get the best use out of this book-or take lessons with a good teacher to help you with your technique,as the book starts out at a medium level,but progresses very rapidly.Don't try to get the grasp of the whole book quickly-take your time with it.I also recommend Jamey's Anyone Can Improvise video and Volume 24 as companions to go along with Volume 1.Overall,this book will challenge you,but if you're serious about learning how to play jazz,this is a good place to start.And don't forget to listen to good jazz music everyday.Enjoy!!!

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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  • July 22, 2009 Waste of money

    From a teaching point of view this is the worst book I've ever read. Aebersold may know his stuff but his approach is so scattered I'm not learning anything. I bought this book against the recommendation of my local music store which has had better feedback with other...

    books. I wish I'd listened.

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