Book 1 of a two-volume series that presents the fundamentals of jazz in a logical and accessible manner, primarily through short, progressive exercises. Ideal for traditional lessons, as well as for anyone wishing to expand their “jazzabilities”. May also be especially useful for those interested in participating in a school jazz program. The online audio tracks are indispensable to the series, in particular the fun yet practical Q&A improv exercises.
Concepts covered include:
• Swing rhythms
• Common jazz chords and scales
• Accompaniment techniques
• 12-bar blues, and much more!