Welcome to the exciting world of jazz improvisation! Whether you are using this book as a supplement to the Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble method book or just by itself, this play-along book will help you get started creating your own improvised solos. The recordings feature professional jazz players performing well-known jazz classics and provide an excellent model for playing in a jazz style. In addition, sample solos are provided as a guide for creating effective melodies. An added feature on the CD-ROM is the Amazing Slow Downer software program for changing the tempo of any of the recorded tracks - when used in your computer, ASD allows you to adjust the tempo to suit your needs as you progress through the book.
Includes 10 blues classics: All Blues • Bags' Groove • Blue 'N Boogie • Blue Monk • Blues in Frankie's Flat • Blues in the Closet • Cold Duck Time • St. Louis Blues • Straight No Chaser • Tenor Madness.
• Play-along CD with choice of full recording (with melody) or rhythm section only
• Tempo adjustment software (computer required)
• Sample written solos and improvising hints
• Rhythm book includes bass lines, piano voicings, and drum patterns