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Essential Elements Jazz Play-Along - The Blues

Bb, Eb and C Instruments

By Various

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Jazz Ensemble - Grade 2
Bb, Eb and C Instruments. Composed by Various. Arranged by Michael Sweeney and Paul Murtha. Instrumental Jazz. Instruction, Jazz. Softcover with CD-ROM. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.842360).

Item Number: HL.842360

ISBN 1423462610. 9x12 inches. Michael Sweeney and Paul Murtha.

(Sample solos by Mike Steinel)

Welcome to the exciting world of jazz improvisation! Whether you are using this book as a supplement to the Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble method book or just by itself, this play-along book will help you get started creating your own improvised solos. The recordings feature professional jazz players performing well-known jazz classics and provide an excellent model for playing in a jazz style. In addition, sample solos are provided as a guide for creating effective melodies. An added feature on the CD-ROM is the Amazing Slow Downer software program for changing the tempo of any of the recorded tracks - when used in your computer, ASD allows you to adjust the tempo to suit your needs as you progress through the book.

Includes 10 blues classics: All Blues • Bags' Groove • Blue 'N Boogie • Blue Monk • Blues in Frankie's Flat • Blues in the Closet • Cold Duck Time • St. Louis Blues • Straight No Chaser • Tenor Madness.

• 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.

  • All Blues 
  • Straight No Chaser 
  • Blues In Frankie's Flat 
  • St. Louis Blues 
  • Bags' Groove 
  • Blue 'N Boogie 
  • Blues In The Closet 
  • Blue Monk 
  • Tenor Madness 
  • Cold Duck Time 
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