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Essential Elements Jazz Play-Along - Jazz Standards (B-flat, E-flat and C Instruments)

By Various

Jazz Ensemble - Grade 2
Composed by Various. Arranged by Michael Sweeney and Mike Steinel. Essential Elements Jazz Play-Along. Play Along. Softcover part book and accompaniment CD-ROM. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.841987).

Item Number: HL.841987

ISBN 0634091840. 9x12 inches. Michael Sweeney and Mike Steinel.

(Sample solos by Mike Steinel)

At last, a jazz play-along book for developing players! In addition to being a perfect introduction to some of the best-known jazz standards, Essential Elements Jazz Standards includes hints for improvising on each tune, a guide to jazz articulations, a scale/chord correlation chart, and biographical sketches of key jazz figures. And if that wasn't enough, each tune comes with its own sample solo for reference or performance! The professionally recorded audio CD has tempo adjustment software for use in your computer.

Includes: Now's the Time, Killer Joe, Blue Bossa, C-Jam Blues, Footprints, Song for My Father, Autumn Leaves, Freddie Freeloader, St. Thomas and Blue Train.

• Play-along CD with choice of full recording (with melody) or rhythm section only

• Tempo adjustment software (computer required)

• Sample written solos and improvising hints

• Rhythm book includes bass lines, piano voicings, and drum patterns.

  • Autumn Leaves 
  • Blue Train (Blue Trane) 
  • Footprints 
  • Freddie Freeloader 
  • Killer Joe 
  • Now's The Time 
  • Song For My Father 
  • St. Thomas 
  • Blue Bossa 
  • C-Jam Blues 

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  • 5

    jean Marie Allard french sax
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 03, 2012 excellent!

    I bought this book for me and then for my brother and my son, beginner on trumpet. Ideal cd for a beginner who wants to start playing nice jazz tunes. very good rythmic section and soloists. Perfect.

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  • 5

    Chicago, IL
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  • May 28, 2012 Hard to ask for more

    Accompanying CD orchestration is excellent, nice selection of songs and the samples for soloing work well. I recommend this book without hesitation.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 26, 2007 Excellent Book

    The songs are great, but simple enough to build upon. The solo sections are filled with great idea's for students to add on to or make up their own solo's. I LOVE THIS BOOK! "The falling leaves, drift by the windooow"

    22 of 43 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Gordon Taylor
    Darlington UK
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  • September 26, 2005 The dogs wotsits

    This book is the best one I have come across. I lke the example written solos for each piece and all the extra info provided. The software included is excellent, So good I bought the full version straight away. All jazz playalong books should be like this one.

    22 of 48 people found this review helpful.
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