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The Jazz Ensemble Director's Handbook

By John Berry

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Jazz Ensemble
Arranged by John Berry. Jazz Publications. Instruction, Jazz. 168 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.37610016).

Item Number: HL.37610016

8.5x11 inches.

A practical and helpful how-to book designed to answer thousands of questions that face jazz ensemble directors every day. Author John Berry draws on over thirty years of experience as a director and writer to pass on tips and tricks, mostly learned the hard way. The book is written with a concise, easy-to-read style, and answers basic questions about real-life situations such as: teaching jazz styles, improvisation, leading and conducting, and using technology. The twenty-three chapters cover information about the saxes trumpets, trombones and a comprehensive treatment of the rhythm section. Among the other topics are sound engineers, clinicians, live performances and '12 Ways To Have A Better Band...Almost Instantly!'.

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