The Jazz Standards

A Guide to the Repertoire

Author: Ted Gioia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 019976915X

Category: African Americans

Page: 527

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The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know more about a jazz song heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night now have a handy guide, outlining their history and significance and telling how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards now have a complete reference work for all of these cornerstones of the repertoire. Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has performed these songs for decades. As a music historian and critic, he has gained a reputation as a leading expert on jazz. Here he draws on his deep experience with this music in creating the ultimate work on the subject. An introduction for new fans, a useful handbook for jazz enthusiasts and performers, and an important reference for students and educators, The Jazz Standards belongs on the shelf of every serious jazz lover or musician.
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Jazz Theory

From Basic to Advanced Study

Author: Dariusz Terefenko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135043000

Category: Music

Page: 490

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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study is a comprehensive textbook ideal for Jazz Theory courses or as a self-study guide for amateur and professional musicians. Written with the goal of bridging theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation beginning with music fundamentals through post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It includes a DVD with 46 Play Along audio tracks and a companion website, which hosts the workbook, ear training exercises, and audio tracks of the musical examples featured in the book.
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Andrew York's Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats

Improvisation: The Classical Guitarist's Guide to Jazz

Author: Alfred Publishing,Andrew York

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739011331

Category: Music

Page: 63

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World-famous guitarist and composer Andrew York has created the Classical Cats series to be the classical guitarist's ultimate guide to jazz. For many musicians, the thought of improvising can be intimidating. In this exciting conclusion to the Jazz Guitar for Classical Cats trilogy, Andrew York shows you that improvisation is a skill that can be learned and practiced just like any other. It's simply a matter of knowing where you're going (targeting chord tones) and how you're going to get there (scales and modes). By practicing the ear training and visualization exercises in this book, you will learn how to turn the music you hear in your "mind's ear" into imaginative, great-sounding jazz solos. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
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Songwriting

A Complete Guide to the Craft Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Stephen Citron

Publisher: Limelight Editions

ISBN: 0879107154

Category: Music

Page: 334

View: 4088

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(Limelight). Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft is both a comprehensive course for beginning and experienced songwriters and a rich source of new ideas, inspiration, and tricks of the trade for those who have already achieved professional standing. This fresh new edition not only contains all of the original volume's cogent advice on how to write the always-popular genres the country song, the ballad, and the love song but has been revised to include: Examples of hard rock, acid, heavy metal, bubblegum, hip-hop, salsa, rap, gangsta, reggae, ska, soul, and many other of today's most recorded styles; Finding a song concept, distilling the hook, choosing a form, adding harmony, and selecting rhythm; An appendix telling how to copyright, computerize, notate, record, and sell your song; Full glossary of musical and songwriting terms, an explanation of rap-speak with a useful section on rhyme for rap songs, many musical examples of well-known songs, and a complete index. Unlike other books, Songwriting emphasizes the art without being arty and technique of creating a song. For the novice, Stephen Citron goes step-by-step through the writing of a song presupposing no prior knowledge of notation, harmony, rhythmic values, or rhyme. For the more experienced songwriter, Songwriting will serve as a one-stop reference and as an endless source of fresh ideas.
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The Science and Psychology of Music Performance

Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Author: Richard Parncutt,Gary McPherson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195350173

Category: Music

Page: 400

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What type of practice makes a musician perfect? What sort of child is most likely to succeed on a musical instrument? What practice strategies yield the fastest improvement in skills such as sight-reading, memorization, and intonation? Scientific and psychological research can offer answers to these and other questions that musicians face every day. In The Science and Psychology of Music Performance, Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson assemble relevant current research findings and make them accessible to musicians and music educators. This book describes new approaches to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational and skill levels. Each chapter represents the collaboration between a music researcher (usually a music psychologist) and a performer or music educator. This combination of expertise results in excellent practical advice. Readers will learn, for example, that they are in the majority (57%) if they experience rapid heartbeat before performances; the chapter devoted to performance anxiety will help them decide whether beta-blocker medication, hypnotherapy, or the Alexander Technique of relaxation might alleviate their stage fright. Another chapter outlines a step-by-step method for introducing children to musical notation, firmly based on research in cognitive development. Altogether, the 21 chapters cover the personal, environmental, and acoustical influences that shape the learning and performance of music.
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String Players' Guide to the Orchestra

Orchestral Repertoire Excerpts, Scales, and Studies for String Orchestra and Individual Study

Author: Susan C. Brown

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457429743

Category: Music

Page: 52

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The String Player’s Guide to the Orchestra includes orchestral repertoire, excerpts, scales and studies for string orchestra as well as individual study. The works may be played individually or in ensembles and the music selections work within a wide range of student ability levels. The book focuses on phrasing, technique and musical styles and provides a unique entry into performance music preparation with right- and left-hand studies using authentic orchestral excerpts.
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String Players' Guide to the Orchestra for Violin 2

Orchestral Repertoire Excerpts, Scales, and Studies for String Orchestra and Individual Study

Author: Susan C. Brown

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457429736

Category: Music

Page: 52

View: 3934

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The String Player’s Guide to the Orchestra includes orchestral repertoire, excerpts, scales and studies for string orchestra as well as individual study. The works may be played individually or in ensembles and the music selections work within a wide range of student ability levels. The book focuses on phrasing, technique and musical styles and provides a unique entry into performance music preparation with right- and left-hand studies using authentic orchestral excerpts.
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