Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session is a collection of jazz compositions that can be played in a wide variety of 'combo' settings, with a combination of instruments, including both wind and string players!
Finally, a flexible collection of pieces that cut to the core of the jazz experience playing in a combo!
Designed for students who have completed Book 2 of a comprehensive method for their particular instrument. No Jazz Theory or previous jazz experience necessary. Each tune written with a 'head-solo-head' form, just like professional jazz combo music! Includes parts for all woodwind, brass, and string instruments, in addition to guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vibes. Unsurpased flexibility.
Contents: Introduction · Combo Session Overview · Rock Style for Strings · Improvisation 1: Jazz Scale Tones · Improvisation 2: Funk Style, Melody Rhythms,& Trading · Improvisation 3: Swing Style & String Ensemble Activities · Space Walk (Comp Perf w/Strings) · My Last Nickel (Comp Perf w/Strings) · Lunch at theSpot (Comp Perf w/Strings) · Conclusion.