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The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit

Author(s): Scott Wilson

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2012

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The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit gives students confidence as they enter the enchanting world of jazz music. 

The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit: Tricks of the Trade is a holistic learning tool that will save educators valuable time and provide them with concrete assessment materials that prove their student’s success. The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit: Tricks of the Trade includes a compilation of the jazz tools, practice habits, and concepts that have consistently developed superior music, students, and jazz improvisers. 

The Ultimate Jazz Tool Kit: Tricks of the Trade:  

  • Includes access to an enhanced online learning package that provides students, educators, and private-lesson instructors with lessons that specifically tackle a student’s deficiency (including writing rhythms, understanding harmony, writing chord symbols, sight reading, how to practice, etc).
  • Features interactive jazz flashcards covering jazz terminology, chord/scale relationships, polycords/extended chords, and scales and modes that provide instructors and students with gamelike drill work.
  • Each section of the book provides material designed to get up and over major plateaus at different stages of musical development. 
  • Examines song writing basics, tune memorization, and helps the reader understand the musical colors they are hearing in a solo, a piano voicing or chord progression
  • Features 35 videos of intriguing video lectures and guided instruction. 

Jazz Terminology
Defining Chord Terms
Building Basic Seventh Chords
Identifying Basic Jazz Chord Symbols
Defining Modes

Extended Chords
Building Basic Extended Chords
Understanding Polychords
Polychords—Making Music Easier!
Polychord Cheat Sheets
Building a Great Jazz Piano Voicing with Ease
Base Piano Voicings Using the F to F Rule

Common Jazz Scales in All Twelve Keys
Common Major Jazz Scales
Common Minor Jazz Scales
Common Dominant Jazz Scales
Common Half-diminished Jazz Scales
Common Diminished and Augmented Jazz Scales
Common Pentatonic Jazz Scales
Common Blues Scales

Chord = Scale Cheat Sheets
Establishing a Fundamental Scale Choice for Common Chord Symbols

Scales/Modes and the Chords They Facilitate
Wilson Number Charts

Wilson’s Chord Matrix
Number Charts
Practice Tips and Exercises for the Number Charts
Number Chart Exercises

The Sight Reading Manual
Sight Reading Manual (The Secrets!)
Rhythm Sheet Practice Tips and Exercises
Rhythm Sheet #1 through #5
Rhythm Sheet (Triplets)
Rhythm Sheet (Sixteenths)

Big Band Terminology

Jazz Articulation Reference Guide
30 Bluesy Articulation Exercises for C Instruments
30 Bluesy Articulation Exercises for Ba Instruments
30 Bluesy Articulation Exercises for Ea Instruments
30 Bluesy Articulation Exercises for Bass Clef Instruments

Memorizing the Perfect Blues-Chorus
Learn the Sounds of the Resolving 3rds and 7ths

Bebop Scale Basics
What Is a Behop Scale?

50 “Hip” Bebop ii-v (l/c)-I’s

Writing a Combo Tune with Ease
Learning How Easy It Is to Hear a Rhythm Section in Your Head
Writing a Combo Tune with Ease
Transposition Guidelines and Instrument Ranges for Writing Your Melody Out

Memorizing Tunes
Identifying the Standard Puzzle Pieces

How to Prepare for an Audition
Prior to the Audition
On the Day of the Audition
During the Audition

Critical Things to Pay Attention To
Things to Pay Attention To in the Big Band
Things to Pay Attention To in the Written Music
Things to Pay Attention to That Are Musical Elements
Things to Pay Attention to on the Stage
Things to Pay Attention to from the Director
Critical Things to Pay Attention to in the Rehearsal: Cheat Sheet

Practicing Your Music Parts
Cool Tips, Hints, and Exercises

How to Run the Sectional
Cool Tips, Hints, and Exercises

Releases (Cut-Offs)
Defining Releases (Cut-Offs)
Interpreting Cut-Offs
When to Modify the the Cut-Off
Releases on Special Effects (the SHAKE)
Releases on Special Effects (the Fall)
Releases on Special Effects (the Gliss)

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Related ISBN's: 9781465241030, 9781465256294

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