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Friday Night Jam
Price: Free! Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
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.
PLP 5 Pattern, Licks & Phrases
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The PLP series of ideas is crafted to help you incorporate simplicity, creative emotion and space in your musical vocabulary, while helping you to become more melodically innovative and expressive.
PLP 9 Patterns, Licks & Phrases (Assorted II)
Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Exercises, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The included ideas are crafted to help you incorporate simplicity, creative emotion and space in your musical vocabulary, while helping you to become more melodically innovative and expressive. Improvisation is more about Feeling than about theory or thinking. Play from your heart.
Swing Essentials - A Drummer’s Guide To An Effective Swing
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Percussion
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
PLP 2 Patterns, Licks & Phrases
Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Exercises, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The PLP series of ideas is crafted to help you incorporate simplicity, creative emotion and space in your musical vocabulary, while helping you to become more melodically innovative and expressive.
20 Steps to Jazz Keyboard Harmony
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,510. Language: British English. Published: February 8, 2016 by Howard Sid Thomas. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Theory, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Play the chords used by jazz pianists by following the 20 steps in this concise account of harmony. The book shows clearly how chords are built, named and used, illustrated with many examples. It is designed for anyone, whether or not they are familiar with musical notation. A glossary explains the technical terms used in the text.
How to Get More Ideas while Improvising Jazz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General
“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.
Learn Jazz Piano - book 1
Series: Learn Jazz Piano, Book 1 · 4 volumes of 'Learn Jazz Piano' by Paul Abrahams. Price: $17.50 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard
This first book in a series of 3 is for pianists with some basic knowledge but wish to learn to play jazz. I cover the blues, chord construction, the II-V-I sequence and many improvising techniques. It can be studied in conjunction with the online video course: Learn Jazz Piano Online. www.learnjazzpianoonline.com
Culture and the Pentatonic Scale
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2010. Categories: 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.
Billie Holiday Biography: The Unforgettable Lady Day Feminism, Strange Fruit Controversies, Relationships, Rumors and More
Series: Biography Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2018 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Billie Holiday, also known as the Lady Day was a very talented jazz and blues singer during the Great Depression and beyond in the United States. She lived and coped during the most difficult times in the United States, especially when it comes to gender inequality, racism and discrimination. In fact, some of her songs were considered "protest songs" against racism. The most controversial song...
No Nonsense Improv
Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
No Nonsense Improv: How to unlock the music inside your head. This is a complete Improv Course on this video. We have 2 hours and 45 minutes of video, 8 pages of instruction and 60 pages of music. It features Keith Wood and me (Clint 'Pops' McLaughlin).. We discuss different aspects of improv, give an example and use it in a solo.
Beautiful Piano Pieces Collection For Kids - Volume 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard
An excellent arrangement of "Beautiful Piano Pieces Collection For Kids"-Volume 2 (5 Original Songs). Arranged by Fishel Pustilnik, very well known as Composer/Publisher. Fishel is #1 among Top Arrangers for Piano Sheet Music at www.sheetmusicplus.com, the biggest Music Publisher Company in the World. www.easyhitsmusic.com
Learn Jazz Piano Book 3
Series: Learn Jazz Piano, Book 3 · 4 volumes of 'Learn Jazz Piano' by Paul Abrahams. Price: $17.50 USD. Words: 17,720. Language: British English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Book 3 focuses on practical advice and strategies for learning jazz pianists.
Jazz...For Those Who Don't Appreciate It
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Discover how you can understand and love the genre of music we call jazz. Jazz...For Those Who Don't Appreciate It is a guide for helping people appreciate jazz music more. It contains important information on how to listen to jazz, history of jazz and helpful techniques for listening to jazz. Everyone who loves music should read this important, amazing book.
The Rest Of The Story, Jazz Improvization and History
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Victoria Dunfee. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
This manual is designed to give a foundation to the art of Improvisation. It is written from a performer's perspective, presented in a simplified manner and easy to understand terms, in Old School script. It is not a step by step primer to teach how to improvise but rather is a method to guide the musician in finding his or herself as a soloist.
Learn Jazz Piano Book 2
Series: Learn Jazz Piano, Book 2 · 4 volumes of 'Learn Jazz Piano' by Paul Abrahams. Price: $17.50 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: British English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
With over 100 illustrations, book 2 of Learn Jazz Piano journeys further into the heart of jazz and blues improvisation.
PLP 3 Patterns, Licks & Phrases
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The PLP series of ideas is crafted to help you incorporate simplicity, creative emotion, and space in your musical vocabulary, while helping you to become more melodically innovative and expressive.
Learn Jazz Piano - book 4: How to solo
Series: Learn Jazz Piano · 4 volumes of 'Learn Jazz Piano' by Paul Abrahams. Price: $17.50 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard
This 4th book in the Learn Jazz Piano series is called How To Solo, and focuses on soloing techniques, using jazz standards as your guide.
Philip “Flip” Gordon : Jazz Compositions: Volume 1: The Zodiac Project: Parallel Universe
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Composition
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.
PLP 6 Patterns, Licks & Phrases
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Exercises, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
The PLP series of ideas is crafted to help you incorporate simplicity, creative emotion and space in your musical vocabulary, while helping you to become more melodically innovative and expressive.

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