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Approaching the Standards, Volume 1


By Willie L. Hill Jr

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Jazz Ensemble B-flat Instruments
Volume 1. B-flat. Composed by Willie L. Hill Jr. Improvisation; Jazz Ensemble Method; Method/Instruction. Jazz Improvisation Series. Jazz; play along. Book and CD. 36 pages. Alfred Music #00-SBM00002CD. Published by Alfred Music (AP.SBM00002CD).

Item Number: AP.SBM00002CD

ISBN 0769292186. English.

For the fearful to the fearless, Approaching the Standards is an innovative, user-friendly approach to jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group, each of the three volumes of this play-along CD contains eight classic jazz tunes. Each volume features a jazz group demo recorded by top pros in a jazz gig setting, clearly written musical examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight, and a useful discography. Everything you need to begin improvising or to improve your jazz skills is included in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, available for C, B-Flat, E-Flat, and Bass Clef instruments. Volume 1 includes: Billie's Bounce * On the Trail * Cantaloupe Island * The Preacher * Summertime * Satin Doll * C Jam Blues * I Got Rhythm.

  • I Got Rhythm  Composed by George Gershwin;Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • Cantaloupe Island  Composed by Herbie Hancock
  • C Jam Blues (Instrumental)  Additional credits Duke Ellington
  • On The Trail  Composed by Ferde Grofe
  • Satin Doll (Instrumental)  Composed by Billy Strayhorn,Duke Ellington
  • Summertime  Composed by George Gershwin,Du Bose Heyward,Dorothy Heyward;Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  • The Preacher (Instrumental)  Additional credits Horace Silver
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