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Jazz Connection, Book 1 - Book Only

Nine Jazzy Solos/Later Elementary Level

By Eric Baumgartner

Piano/Keyboard - Late Elementary
Nine Jazzy Solos/Later Elementary Level. Composed by Eric Baumgartner. Willis. Softcover. Willis Music #12552. Published by Willis Music (HL.406702).

Item Number: HL.406702

9x12 inches.

The Jazz Connection series explores the world of jazz and its influences on many musical styles including rock 'n' roll, blues, calypso and Latin American music. Book 1 consists of nine performance pieces written for the later elementary level student.

Purpose: Book 1 corresponds with Jazzabilities Book 1. Jazzabilities is a series that helps build a jazz vocabulary through short exercises and performance pieces. Jazz Connection reinforces this vocabulary through these entertaining pieces.

Suggestions for Instruction: Students who haven't studied jazz will still recognize many of the rhythms and hand positions used in this book. Swing eighth notes and bluesy accidentals may be new to some students, but will be great fun to play with a little time and practice. Triplets are not introduced until Book 2.

Other Information:

MIDI/CD orchestrations are available for the entire series.

Key: Various.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Judy May
    Overland Park, KS
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2008-04-05 00:00:00.0 How to get a student to count

    These pieces are easy enough to be non threatening in counting yet the rhythms are fun and jazzy.

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  • 4

    Kirkland, WA
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  • 2007-10-08 00:00:00.0 Motivating and Cool

    The pieces are very motivating for the kids - they can play them to their class mates and it sounds cool!

    12 of 28 people found this review helpful.
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