This comprehensive book instructs students in the need-to-know concepts of jazz: rhythm, swing, syncopation, jazz chord voicings, jazz theory, improvisation and interaction. The CD is an integral part of this innovative method providing: comping patterns, accompaniments by a live, professional jazz trio, opportunities for improvisation, and "call and response" practice.
Book 1 Features:
- Four major components of jazz: Rhythm, Harmony, Improvisation, and Interaction
- Icons that tell students what the authors would say if they were at the lesson and the inside tips on playing jazz. Just Jazz, Improve your Improv, and Light-Bulb Moment icons supply insight and help students make connections to the music
- Jazz Theory is presented in an easy to understand format
- Extensive improvisation study on the ii-V-I chord progression with CD