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Essential Jazz Etudes...The Blues - Alto Sax

By Jack Wilkins

Alto saxophone - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Jack Wilkins. Saddle-stitched, Blues, Jazz, Technique, Theory and Reference. Essential Jazz Etudes. Style. Book and online audio. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #99572M. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99572M).

Item Number: MB.99572M

ISBN 9780786694570. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

This collection of jazz etudes with an accompanying audio gives students a fun and effective way to learn to play jazz style blues lines. The audio tracks provide a professional rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) to play along with, plus recordings of professional jazz musicians playing each etude. The recordings help to provide a model for the student's stylistic development, and an opportunity to play with a great band! Each of the 12 etudes provides a new challenge to master. Includes access to online audio.

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • December 02, 2019 Quality Introduction

    This book and accompanying CD was a great introduction for me to the language of Jazz. Each track of the CD has a sample performance and a blank backing track to solo over if you wish to either play the tune or play changes. These tunes are highly approachable and...

    great learning tools for intermediate players.

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  • 5

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  • March 29, 2017 Essential Jazz Etudes

    This is a fantastic product in terms of learning new cords, scales and of course tunes. You are able to hear the selection as done by the author/composer and once learned, you may play with background only. Jack Wilkins is a master and you will learn a great deal...

    from this book. I highly recommend it.

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