The Standard of Excellence Advanced Jazz Ensemble Method
continues the successful jazz instruction presented in the Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method
. Designed as a comprehensive jazz instruction book, it can be used by students who have completed the Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method
, or students with intermediate level instrumental skills and at least one year of jazz ensemble experience. Building upon the rhythmic skillintroduced in the first book, the Advanced
series focuses on teaching improvisation. Concepts introduced and reinforced in Improvisation Studies
and Advanced Improvisation Studies
are applied in charts designed to be played by the full jazz ensemble. In addition, students and directors will find: Increased emphasis on Improvisation · Advanced Improvisation Studies · Longer Charts · Wider Instrumental Range · More Independence of Section.
Each book comes with an accompaniment CD, continuing the non-theoretical and aurally based approach of the first book. Parts available for Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, and Tuba ensure that the study of Improvisation is also accessible to non-traditional jazz instrument players.
This is the Director's CD, containing full version recordings of the charts.