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Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Jazz Practice Ideas with Your Real Book: For Beginner & Intermediate Jazz Musicians by Andy McWain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,150. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Exercises
Thirty-Six Jazz Practice Ideas to Get the Most from Your Real Book! Studying Jazz? You may know about the REAL BOOK, but what you probably don’t know is how much MUSICAL PROGRESS can be accomplished with only a single jazz fake book! Don’t know what to practice? Don’t want to waste valuable time? Do you know why many young musicians fail? Why intermediate-level musicians get stuck?
20 Steps to Jazz Keyboard Harmony by Sid Thomas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,510. Language: British English. Published: February 8, 2016 by Howard Sid Thomas. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and 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.
When Swing Was King! by Art Koch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Richter Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Appreciation
The author takes you on a journey from the minuet during the early days of our country’s birth, to the turn of century with the waltz through ragtime and blues into the explosion of the 1950’s with the birth of “rock-and-roll!”
Coffehouse Jazz: Third Cup: Coffee to Go! Create the Ultimate Jazz Holiday Playlist with 101 Instrumental Classics! by Steve Akley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
Author, and jazz fan, Steve Akley helps you create the ultimate holiday jazz playlist. Whether you are looking a jazz fan looking to compare or contrast your list to Steve’s, or you are looking at starting a musical playlist of your own, Coffehouse Jazz: Third Cup: Coffee to Go! is a great resource to get started.
Friday Night Jam by Nowick Gray
Price: Free! Words: 18,630. 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.
A Brief History of Jazz Rock by Mike Baron
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,420. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
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 by Mark Mercury
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and 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.
Russia e Jazz by Giuliano Nora
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,780. Language: Italian. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Il libro analizza i due aspetti che uniscono il jazz alla Russia: da un lato la storia degli immigrati che hanno fatto la musica popolare americana, dall'altro il filo che lega i grandi compositori classici russi ai protagonisti del jazz.
The Bass Player by Jim Reilly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
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.
Portait of an Artist as a Young Improviser by Armen Nalbandian
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A look inside Armen Nalbandian's thought process as he created his classic album: Manchester Born and his performances throughout this time period. This book contains essays and entries written by Nalbandian from 2006-2007. Included are listening guideposts and footnotes looking back on the process. A must read for fans of Jazz and improvised music!
A Philosophical Approach to Jazz Piano by Daniel Bennett
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 37,740. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Theory
Are you a student wishing to enter the world of jazz piano without being overwhelmed? Are you a classical piano teacher who is having to learn some jazz 'stuff' in order to keep ahead of your eager students? This eBook will be your saviour.
Over The Water (Music Trivia for Survivors) by Melody Rose
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,930. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Find interesting and historical facts about artists, songs and their social surroundings while writing or singing their hit songs. Artists from the '50's - '70's are explored: Isley Brothers, Walker Brothers, Supertramp, Donna Summers, Fleetwood Mac, Dean Martin, Toto, and more.
Without A Song by paul pax andrews
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,200. Language: Australian English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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 by Dr. Philip Gordon, PhD
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and 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.
Electric Violin Training Kit by Christian Howes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
World Famous jazz violinist Christian Howes shows you everything you need to start jamming on electric violin! Everything from the basics to his personal secrets, Christian Howes shares how to begin to rock out on your violin. Learn what gear is a must have! Anyone from beginners to experienced violinists will benefit from this informative ebook.
Swing Essentials - A Drummer’s Guide To An Effective Swing by Andrea Faré
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
The Rest Of The Story, Jazz Improvization and History by Ahmad Alaadeen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Fandeen Publishing Company. 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.
Jazz...For Those Who Don't Appreciate It by Richard Henry
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.
Culture and the Pentatonic Scale by Richard Henry
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.
Lost in New York - Liner Notes by Suresh Singaratnam
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Categories: 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.