(Guitar Educational). Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Jazz volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard notation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus access to online recordings featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of jazz guitar styles and techniques are covered, including: modes, arpeggios, basic comping, blues comping, turnaround improvisation, chord tones, tritone substitution, scale sequences, pentatonics, sus chords, polyphonic harmony, and much more! The audio files are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed. They include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
(Piano Instruction). Expand your keyboard knowledge with the Keyboard Lesson Goldmine series! The series contains four books: Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock. Each volume features 100 individual modules that cover a giant array of topics. Each lesson includes detailed instructions with playing examples. You'll also get extremely useful tips and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus two audio CDs featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! 100 Jazz Lessons includes scales, modes and progressions; Latin jazz styles; improvisation ideas; harmonic voicings; building your chops; and much more!
(Bass Instruction). Expand your bass knowledge with the Bass Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Jazz volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard notation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, and more to reinforce your learning experience plus access to online audio featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of jazz bass styles, techniques, and concepts are covered, including: lessons for upright and electric bass; warm-ups; string crossing; fretting hand independence; hand synchronicity; sound and projection; tenths; jazz waltz; pedal points; interval cycles; beat manipulation; various scales; tritone substitution; using a bow; and much more! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership
How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Hereâs what the worldâs best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net that guarantees specific outcomes. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they donât dwell on mistakes or stifle each otherâs ideas. In short, they say Âyes to the messâ that is todayâs hurried, harried, yet enormously innovative and fertile world of work.
This is exactly what great jazz musicians do. In this revelatory book, accomplished jazz pianist and management scholar Frank Barrett shows how this improvisational Âjazz mind-setâ and the skills that go along with it are essential for effective leadership today. With fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, as well as probing accounts of the wisdom gleaned from his own experience as a jazz musician, Barrett introduces a new model for leading and collaborating in organizations.
He describes how, like skilled jazz players, leaders need to master the art of unlearning, perform and experiment simultaneously, and take turns soloing and supporting each other. And with examples that range from manufacturing to the military to high-tech, he illustrates how organizations must take an inventive approach to crisis management, economic volatility, and all the rapidly evolving realities of our globally connected world.
Leaders today need to be expert improvisers. Yes to the Mess vividly shows how the principles of jazz thinking and jazz performance can help anyone who leads teams or works with them to develop these critical skills, wherever they sit in the organization.
Engaging and insightful, Yes to the Mess is a seminar on collaboration and complexity, against the soulful backdrop of jazz.
Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. is designed for beginning and intermediate middle and high school cellists in the tradition of the parent method, Jazz Fiddle Wizard--a break-through approach for string players who want to learn to improvise within the jazz style. No step is left out in this sequentially arranged introduction to the role of rhythm, call and response, articulation, scales, and chord changes in jazz improvisation. The exercises are turned into catchy tunes arranged to work in any configuration of string groups. That is, three-part arrangements for each tune may be played with any number of like instruments or in conjunction with Jazz Fiddle Wizard Jr. and Jazz Viola Wizard Jr. books. Suitable as a self-instruction book or for use in private and/or group string instruction, Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. contains piano accompaniment parts as well as an online audio recording that provides a full rhythm section accompaniment for every exercise and tune. The appropriate tone and style are modeled by the author's performances of more than 50 sample exercises and improvised solos.
A comprehensive study text teaching elements of jazz phrasing, articulation, vibrato, chord studies, and technical studies leading to improvisation. In addition, a theory workbook section teaches scales, modal concepts and chord construction. Includes jazz trumpet studies and trumpet improvising.
Anyone with a basic knowledge of guitar chords and scale fingerings can pick up this well-paced, comprehensive method and get started playing jazz right away. Beginning concepts include major scales, basic triad theory, extended chords, and modes. Intermediate topics include the ii-V-I progression, creating solo lines, altered chord formulas, and comping in different jazz feels such as Latin, swing, ballad, and funk. You will master the art of playing harmony, melody, rhythm, and bass parts of a song simultaneously, making your guitar the ultimate jazz solo instrument. This book concludes with advanced techniques for improvisation. Whether you are serious about starting to learn jazz guitar or an advanced player looking to improve your playing, this is the only book you will ever need. Access to online audio demonstrating the examples and for playing along is included.
- 20 Lessons - - Over 2 Hours of Audio for Free Download from http://www.fundamental-changes.com - - 163 Live Examples Played at 2 speeds - - Standard Notation and Tablature - - 6 Backing Tracks -
Containing over 2 hours of audio examples and backing tracks, Fundamental Changes on guitar is a logical, in-depth soloing study of the important major ii V I (2 5 1) in jazz.
Aimed at the intermediate guitarist or first time jazz soloist, this important and comprehensive work takes the student from first principles right through to advanced substitutions and extensions that can be played over each chord of the progression.
The focus of the book is on playing, rather than theory and whilst there is often a brief explanation of the necessary concepts involved, each of the 20 chapters emphasises playing and creating music.
The book contains over 162 individual, notated musical examples in tablature and standard notation. Each musical example has a corresponding audio file and they are all available for free download from a dedicated website. The examples are played at two tempos.
The book also contains 6 backing tracks for the student to practice the jazz lines they are learning to construct.
The concept of this book is to get students to play jazz quickly, and absorb the theory naturally.
One of the easiest and most practical approaches to jazz guitar on the market today, this method thoroughly covers the basics for jazz guitar solo performance, including: theory, scales, chords, phrasing, passing tones, and much more. This highly acclaimed study of jazz rhythm chords and their application contains extensive instruction on jazz chord accompaniment and chord substitution. The "user-friendly" text utilizes a "lesson style format" which makes it perfect for both individual study and as a classroom text. Penned by professional jazz guitarist Ronny Lee, this text is highly recommended to anyone who desires a thorough, well-graded course of study for jazz guitar. Written in standard notation with chord symbols and diagrams.
(String Letter Publishing). Delve deep into the world of jazz guitar with this book of 10 extended lessons from master guitarist Sean McGowan. You'll learn vocabulary for soloing over essential jazz forms like the 12-bar blues and rhythm changes, as well as virtually any chord progression you encounter. You'll acquire a broad palette of chord voicings, along with the rhythmic ideas for smart comping. And you'll absorb techniques for playing everything cleanly and efficiently not just for jazz but any style. Lessons include audio downloads and videos, as well as standard notation and tablature, for all examples.