Jerry Coker s Complete Method for Improvisation

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769218564
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This uniquely organized method devotes a thorough chapter to each of the prevailing tune-types of jazz---standard, bebop, modal, blues, contemporary, ballad and free form---listing and discussing their characteristics and illustrating approaches to understanding and performing each type of tune. Includes CD.

Patterns for Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769230177
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

Improvising Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451602707
Format: PDF, Docs
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With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher and noted jazz saxophonist, explains the major concepts of jazz, including blues, harmony, swing, and the characteristic chord progressions. An easy-to-follow self-teaching guide, Improvising Jazz contains practical exercises and musical examples. Its step-by-step presentation shows the aspiring jazz improviser how to employ fundamental musical and theoretical tools, such as melody, rhythm, and superimposed chords, to develop an individual melodic style.

How to Practice Jazz

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Jamey Aebersold Jazz Incorporated
ISBN: 9781562240011
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An essential book for every jazz musician wishing to organize their practice time and priorities. Ever feel like you have a million things to practice, but you don't know where to start? Jerry condenses his decades in jazz education into a usable, practical book that highlights some of the best ways of dividing your practice time so that you can focus on the essentials, instead of just running over the same scales and tunes with no real direction. Includes a list of most of the Jazz play-along recordings available (by track) and analysis of each. Paperback.

Jazz Keyboard for Pianists and Non Pianists

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457493935
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A new book from the man who has set the standard for jazz and improvisation learning materials. A compilation of 15 years of teaching jazz keyboard at several universities. The book also contains a Teacher's Supplement. Usable for classroom or individual study. If you are a pianist, or arrange, compose, accompany, play any instrument, read fake books, coach groups, teach or earn a living in the music field, you need this book.

Elements of the Jazz Language for the Developing Improvisor

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9781576238752
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A comprehensive book on jazz analysis and improvisation. Elements used in jazz improvisation are isolated for study: they are examined in recorded solos, suggestions are made for using each element in the jazz language, and specific exercises are provided for practicing the element.

The Jazz Idiom

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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Jazzgeschichte, Jazzdidaktik, Jazzklavier, Jazzimprovisation, Jazzarrangement.

Jazz Theory Handbook

Author: PETER SPITZER
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619115182
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jazz Theory Handbook is a complete guide to all the essential topics of jazz theory, suitable for all treble instruments. Its approach is clear and concise,realistic and practical. This book will help you to understand how contemporaryjazz players think, and to apply theory concepts in your own playing. Subjects are introduced progressively, with each new one based on those introduced before. Topics include chord building, harmonic movement, modes, II-V-I licks, polychords, blues, rhythm changes, how to learn tunes, practice techniques,playing outside, and more. All of the book's musical examples are performed on the accompanying audio, along with sample solos and 3 play-along tracks with a great rhythm section. Jazz Theory Handbook is designed for both self- study andclassroom use. Audio download available online