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Exploring Jazz Trumpet

An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation

By Mark Armstrong

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An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation. Brass. Instruction, Jazz Instruction. Softcover with CD. 204 pages. Schott Music #ED13139. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017745).

Item Number: HL.49017745

ISBN 1847610854. 9x12 inches. Ollie Weston and Mark Armstrong.

This book provides a comprehensive guide to jazz trumpet. Each chapter contains tunes and exercises that will improve your playing in all areas – your technique, reading, creativity, improvisation and theory will all benefit as you gain an understanding of the history of jazz and of its innovators. Author Ollie Weston introduces you to the language of jazz and then goes on to focus on musical and theoretical concepts. Key techniques and styles explained include blues, bebop, chord types, funk, pentatonics, Latin, II-V-I progression, modal, and song forms and turnarounds. The book covers clear and concise guidance thrugh harmonic and theoretical concepts, with demo solos played by editor Mark Armstrong and outstanding backing tracks on the accompanying CD.

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