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Musical Impressions was written to provide pianists with the experience of playing in a variety of styles. Capturing the essence of different styles is an important aspect of pianistic development. Jazz styles, romantic ballads, mysterious sounds, and more are found in this series, providing pianists of any age with pieces in many moods. Titles: Alyssa's Waltz * Blackbird Rag * Otter Creek Rag * Quiet Dreams * Red Satin Tango * Riverside Jazz * A Spanish Serenade * Treasured Memories * Tupelo Blues * Walkin' Tall Boogie.
Providing access to virtually any subject related to music and musicians in Canada, more than 900 annotated entries are organized under 13 topics, and indexed by author, subject, and title. Background and supplementary information and suggestions for research are presented in introductory essays. The material covered reflects the broad spectrum of music in Canadian society including historical, analytical, and biographical studies of music derived from the European tradition, First Nations and Inuit music, jazz and popular works, folk and ethnic music, education, research and bibliographical materials. The reader is also directed to some important on-line resources.
Join a current Broadway musician to practice first or second trumpet with 16 selections of bop, swing, Latin, jazz, rock, Dixieland, and blues arrangements. In addition to the music, this volume includes downloadable MP3s with backup accompaniment for rehearsal routines.
See the joys, challenges, and exciting possibilities associated with jazz ensemble improvisation with Teaching Improv in Your Jazz Ensemble: A Complete Guide for Music Educators. Zachary B. Poulter presents scholarly research, professional performance techniques, and nuts-and-bolts rehearsal strategies, all of which will help teachers bring the joy of improvisation more fully into the jazz ensemble class. Over 180 arrangements of jazz standards are indexed to correlate with the sequence of improvisation study. Complete lead sheets are provided for each chart so you can determine the exact improvisational requirements of the charts before purchasing them. Using this invaluable resource, you can design an effective sequence for teaching improvisation, and then reinforce it with correlating jazz ensemble charts. Learn how to design a sequence of instruction, interpret chord symbols, rehearse improvisation in a group format, and assess jazz improvisation. Also learn about the philosophy and history of the educational jazz ensemble. See how to integrate different types of resources into a cohesive improvisation curriculum from the resource guide. Uniquely designed to help jazz ensemble directors make the most of the many different improvisation resources available today, this book will be a vital reference for school jazz ensemble directors, as well as in college and university jazz pedagogy courses.
This book is full of clear notes covering all five Areas of Study for the AQA exam board. There are loads of tips and quick test questions, as well as useful information about performance and composition. There's also a handy glossary at the back to explain all the tricky technical terms you need to know. It's all explained in straightforward language with the odd joke thrown in to help break up the revision!
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