A practical and helpful how-to book designed to answer thousands of questions that face jazz ensemble directors every day. Author John Berry draws on over thirty years of experience as a director and writer to pass on tips and tricks, mostly learned the hard way. The book is written with a concise, easy-to-read style, and answers basic questions about real-life situations such as: Teaching Jazz Styles · Improvisation · Leading & Conducting · Using Technology.
The 23 Chapters cover information about the Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones, and a comprehensive treatment of the Rhythm Section. Among the other topics are Sound Engineers, Clinicians, Live Performances & 12 Ways To Have A Better Band -- Almost Instantly!