Now the best-selling band method is even better! Book 1 for absolute beginners includes a CD ANDa DVD. Features include: • BOOK: Same great Essential Elements 2000 method! • CD-CD-ROM FEATURES: Play-Along Tracks 1-58 (with
How To Play Jazz Saxophone is a fun and engaging introduction to jazz from composer and saxophonist Ned Bennett. Discover the exciting world of jazz, from its roots in ragtime to blues, bebop and beyond! Ideal for established beginners (approximately Grade 3+ standard), this book teaches methods of improvisation, how to play in swing time, syncopated rhythms and jazz scales and modes. It also presents suggested listening ideas and melodic 'phrase banks' based on typical jazz chords alongside plenty of great new pieces. Audio and piano accompaniments are available to download for both alto and tenor saxophone.
For the first time, Star Wars(R) A Musical Journey (Music from Episodes I-VI): Instrumental Solos includes selections from all six Star Wars(R) movies arranged for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Horn in F, Trombone, Piano Accompaniment, Violin, Viola and Cello. The arrangements are completely compatible with each other and can be played together or as solos. Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the wind instrument arrangements are not compatible with the string instrument arrangements in this series. Each book contains a carefully edited part that is appropriate for the Level 2--3 player and a fully orchestrated accompaniment CD. Each song on the CD includes a demo track, which features a live instrumental performance, followed by the play-along track itself. Also included is 4-color art as well as black and white art from the movies. Titles: Episodes I -- VI 1. Star Wars (Main Theme) Episode I: The Phantom Menace 2. Jar Jar's Introduction 3. Augie's Great Municipal Band 4. Qui-Gon's Funeral 5. Duel of the Fates 6. Anakin's Theme 7. The Flag Parade Episode II: Attack of the Clones 8. Across the Stars 9. The Arena 10. The Meadow Picnic Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 11. Battle of the Heroes Episode IV: A New Hope 12. Cantina Band 13. The Throne Room Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 14. The Imperial March 15. May the Force be With You Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 16. Princess Leia's Theme This title is available in SmartMusic.
The ability to sight-read fluently is a vital skill, enabling students to learn new pieces more quickly and play with other musicians. The best-selling Improve Your Sight-Reading! series, by renowned educationalist Paul Harris, is designed to develop sight-reading skills and improve confidence. Step by step musicians build up a complete picture of each piece, first through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific technical issues, then by studying prepared pieces with associated questions, and finally with a series of meticulously graded sight-reading pieces. This USA edition for saxophone levels 1--5 elementary to intermediate includes supporting audio (suitable for alto saxophone) available online for students to check their performances against.
Sittin In with the Big Band: Jazz Ensemble Play-Along is written at the easy to medium-easy level. It provides an opportunity to play along with a professional jazz ensemble to improve your playing 24/7. As you play along and listen to the outstanding players in the band, youll learn about blend, style, phrasing, tone, dynamics, technique, articulation, and playing in time, as well as a variety of Latin, swing, ballad and rock styles. Performance tips and suggestions are included in each book. Books are available for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar and drums.Titles include: Vehicle, Sax to the Max, Nutcracker Rock, Fiesta Latina, Now What, Goodbye My Heart, Two and a Half Men, Burritos to Go, Drummin Man, Swingin Shanty and Play That Funky Music.Features: Eleven big-band charts arranged by a variety of top writersPlay-along CD with demo trackSolo improvisation opportunities
(Schott). These methods provide complete courses for players of all ages, guiding students from their first note to 'classics', together with compositions by contemporary writers. Each book is accompanied by high quality rhythm section tracks recorded on compact disc. Right from the start, students can enjoy authentic jazz sounds, playing in the company of professionals. With step-by-step instruction and a progression of specially written pieces, the fundamental elements of good technique are introduced alongside the rhythmic subtleties of jazz. Improvisation is encouraged from an early stage and is given direction through the systematic study of scales and arpeggios and advice on ear-training and chord patterns. With supplementary suggestions for listening and reading, and an Appendix containing all the chord progressions for 'live' accompaniment of the tunes, The Jazz Methods are ideally suited to both students working alone and those learning with a teacher. "John O'Neill has a solid understanding of jazz and how it can be taught. I highly recommend his educational jazz materials." (Jamey Aebersold) "...a rare opportunity for a new player (or a more experienced one) to develop a really musical facility. A rare addition to the jazz improvising library." (Lee Konitz, international jazz saxophone soloist) - includes 'classics' by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver - "...very good original jazz tunes that students will use as stepping stones for further development... a non-jazz-playing flute teacher would probably find the book a godsend especially if students are studying GCSE music." (Steve Tayton, Jazz Journal International) Part one: The foundation Techniques * Part two: Playing the Music * Part three: Appendices
Attention saxophone players -- do you need a challenging duet book? Composed and arranged by Gordon Goodwin at the medium-advanced to advanced level, these 10 saxophone duets are completely interchangeable for any combination of E-flat or B-flat saxophones. You can play with a duet partner or use the recording to play duets with great saxophonists Gordon Goodwin (tenor sax) or Eric Marienthal (alto sax). Also included is TNT 2 software which lets you mute either part so that you can play along. TNT 2 also allows you to slow the tempo down for practice. Includes 10 exciting Gordon Goodwin tunes: Act Your Age * Count Bubba's Revenge * El Macho Muchacho * Gumbo Street * Hunting Wabbits * The Jazz Police * La Pequeña Almeja * Maynard & Waynard * Swingin' for the Fences * There's the Rub Features: * Improve your jazz concept, articulation, time, intonation and sight-reading * Duets are playable with any combination of E-flat or B-flat saxophones (requires two books) * Gordon Goodwin plays the tenor sax on Duet Part 1 and Part 2 * Eric Marienthal plays the alto sax on Duet Part 1 and Part 2 * Gordon and Eric play together on Duet Part 1 and Part 2 * Play with a duet partner or with TNT 2 by muting one of the parts * Opportunities to improvise too!
This second edition of Song Sheets to Software includes completely revised and updated listings of music software, instructional media, and music-related Internet Web sites of use to all musicians, whether hobbyist or professional. This book is a particularly valuable resource for the private studio and classroom music teacher.
Written for a wide variety of musicians, 15 Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and to more experienced musicians. For the younger player, particular care is given to range, rhythmic figures and overall playability. The more accomplished musician will appreciate the high level of musicality, the lyrical compositions and the opportunities to improvise. Either way, the format is simple: Bob Mintzer plays and demonstrates each etude with a stellar rhythm section on the included recording. You learn each etude slowly. When ready, you play the etude with the audio accompaniment.
Alfred's Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos series arranged for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and optional piano accompaniment. All wind instrument arrangements are fully compatible, and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos by students who have completed the first book of any standard band method. A fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD is provided, featuring each song as a live performance demo track followed by a play-along track. The CD also contains a PDF of the Piano Accompaniment and Alfred's Tempo Changer Software. Contains 60 songs, including: Cantina Band * Follow the Yellow Brick Road / We're Off to See the Wizard * Gollum's Song * Hedwig's Theme * James Bond Theme * Obliviate * Pink Panther Theme * Raiders March * Superman Theme * Wonka's Welcome Song * and many more. Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the wind instrument arrangements are not compatible with the string instrument arrangements in this series.