(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.
(Musicians Institute Press). The sixth book in Peter Deneff's popular Hanon series, Jazz Chord Hanon provides 70 essential exercises in a variety of styles to benefit beginning to professional jazz keyboardist, all based on the requisite Hanon studies. The exercises address: comping, major and minor progressions, chromatic and diatonic workouts, altered chords, progressively complex voicings, the Circle of Fifths, and more. Doing these exercises is guaranteed to build fluency in all twelve keys! Includes suggested fingerings and practice tips.
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.
(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.
(Keyboard Instruction). This one-of-a-kind book applies traditional technique exercises to specific jazz piano needs. Along with warm-ups, etudes isolate each technical problem within a jazz context. This allows for improvisation, directly addressing the needs of the jazz player. Practicing is not only pragmatic, it's fun! Topics include: scales (major, minor, chromatic, pentatonic, etc.), arpeggios (triads, seventh chords, upper structures), finger independence exercises (static position, held notes, Hanon exercises), parallel interval scales and exercises (thirds, fourths, tritones, fifths, sixths, octaves), and more! The book includes 45 recorded examples that are accessed online via download or streaming.
(Jazz Play Along). The Hal Leonard Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate tool for all jazz musicians. In this special instructional edition, the II-V-I progression is covered in detail from chords and scales to major and minor progressions to melodic and harmonic patterns and variations. And in true Jazz Play-Along fashion, there are plenty of play-along tracks based on this ubiquitous progression, so you can immediately apply the concepts you learn in a musical context. For study, the play-along examples include a split track with melody cues, professional rhythm tracks, removable bass part and removable piano part. For performance, the play-along examples have an additional full-stereo accompaniment track (without melody). With this package you'll be introduced to the II-V-I progression, chords and scales, outlining chords over II-V-I, playing scales over II-V-I, simple patterns for II-V-I, condensed progression and other time signatures, improvisation, practice tunes, and more! The audio is accessed online for download or streaming and includes PLAYBACK+ tools such as tempo adjustment, looping, and panning.
Jazz Ear Training: Learning to Hear Your Way Through Music, focuses the student on developing the ability to hear and react to harmonic structures common to the modern Jazz idiom, while adhering to specific melodic phrases. The book and recording include a variety of exercises derived from the major, harmonic minor, melodic minor and harmonic major scales and suggestions on how to play by ear. It was designed with the intermediate to advanced Jazz student in mind who needs to enhance the connection between his inner voice and instrument. It will also help the student âhearâ what he may intellectually âknowâ. Though intended for guitarists, this book can serve the needs of any aspiring Jazz improviser. A basic understanding of Jazz theory is recommended before using this book. Includes access to online audio.
(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!
This book focuses on the key elements of the Django Reinhardt Gypsy jazz or jazz Manouche guitar style. The information revealed here was gleaned from years of experience jamming with French Gypsies and studying with masters of the style. A native of France, Stephane Wrembel acquired his skills entirely by ear and has taught scores of musicians worldwide using the method that appears here in text and notation for the first time. Written in English, German and French with all musical examples in standard notation and tablature, Wrembel conveys his knowledge in a logical step by step manner, exposing the reader to the authentic Manouche style as it continues to evolve in France and Holland. Medium to advanced in difficulty, this method is designed for the guitarist who is already familiar with jazz harmony and note locations on the fretboard. This book comes with an online audio download.
(Musicians Institute Press). This one-on-one lesson with Musicians Institute instructor Peter Deneff features 50 exercises for the beginning to professional jazz pianist, covering: angular lines, large intervals, pentatonic patterns, blues scales, irregular chromatic melodies, double-note patterns, suggested fingerings, suggestions for practice, and more. Also available by Peter Deneff - 695226 Salsa Hanon.