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Friday Night Jam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,630. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
Experiential advice to beginning drummers, or to longtime musicians who have not yet had the opportunity or courage to attempt improvisational collaboration with others. This chronicle conveys the challenge of merging diverse musical instruments, genres and personalities; of attempting to produce quality music in a venue that welcomes relative beginners, lifelong amateurs, and random drop-ins.
A Brief History of Jazz Rock
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Author Mike Baron explores the history of this music fusion, its rise and fall in popularity. He offers highlights—and his own unique insights from a front-row seat in jazz rock—into what made the era so special.
How to Get More Ideas while Improvising Jazz
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
“How to Get More Ideas while Improvising Jazz” focuses on enhancing the purely creative aspects of jazz improvisation. Each chapter is geared to the intermediate jazz player who may run out of ideas while improvising or who seeks to improvise more creatively. Fifty techniques are presented which directly exercise improvisational creativity and the capacity to receive inspiration.
The Bass Player
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
The Bass Player is a novella about truth, lies, expectations, disillusionment, exploitation and how a young musician found his voice in spite of all that. Written by a musician but not for musicians, the story weaves its way around fact and fiction, drawing readers into a world where music can set you free but just as easily bring you crashing down.
A Philosophical Approach to Jazz Piano
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 37,770. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Play the piano for a purpose, not to show how fast your fingers can move. This book is an away-from-the-piano tome for those interested in understanding jazz without all the long exercises and hours sitting at the piano. The reader will learn how to play for a purpose and acknowledge many internal thought processes. The next time you sit at your piano, you will never play as you did before.
Without A Song
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: Australian English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
a jazz life; intimate and inspirational. saxophone, sydney jazz, heroin addiction, buddhism. awakening.
Philip “Flip” Gordon : Jazz Compositions: Volume 1: The Zodiac Project: Parallel Universe
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Philip “Flip” Gordon, PhD : Jazz Compositions: Volume 1: The Zodiac Project: Parallel Universe: Consists of 12 contemporary jazz compositions which musically interprete the energy and journey of the 12 Zodiac Signs, i.e. an avant- guarde, spiritual and metaphysical “cycle of life” Jazz Charts for: Concert, Bb, Eb and Bass Instrumentation. Written and performed in Paris, France.
Swing Essentials - A Drummer’s Guide To An Effective Swing
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Price: Free! Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
This book is aimed primarily at professional jazz drummers wanting to improve the way they play the swing pattern, and swing subdivisions in general. Drummers of any style will benefit from the reading, which includes several tips on practicing, playing with others, and developing a strong internal clock
Culture and the Pentatonic Scale
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Don't read another book on pentatonic scales until you have read this book. Culture and the Pentatonic Scale is an inside look into the history of the pentatonic scale and its uses. Teachers will be able to use this as an excellent resource for their students. Musicians and non-musicians will read more information about pentatonic scales that they may not have known. Truly a fantastic music guide.
Lost in New York - Liner Notes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Digital Booklet for Trumpeter Suresh Singaratnam's debut jazz recording: Lost in New York. Featuring nine pages of full colour illustrations by Kevin J. West and a detailed analysis of the music written by drummer/composer Nathaniel Smith.