Developing the Language of Jazz
DEVELOPING THE LANGUAGE OF JAZZ is a unique & comprehensive warm-up method that will have your jazz ensemble reading and playing stylistically more correct after a few 5 to 8 minute warm-up sessions. This method has been used for years at the middle school and high school levels by both of the authors. This simple, straight forward method not only helps your students with the conceptual difficulties of the jazz style, but also increases both the jazz savvy and helps jazz ensemble instructors get these concepts across to their students.
Those teachers who have been active in the jazz idiom will relish the fact that they have a complete curriculum of material to work with covering the 5 aspects of the language of jazz: rhythm, articulation, dynamics, balance and beginning improvisation. Teachers who do not normally bring their instruments to class will benefit from the “recorded” step by step examples and dialogue which will lead the students through the DEVELOPING THE LANGUAGE OF JAZZ. Sold as one complete Jazz arrangement.
Audio exercise supplements (mp3 files) are available.
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