The Articulate Jazz Musician
Mastering the Language of Jazz
By Caleb Chapman and Jeff Coffin
Item: 00-40588
UPC: 038081455495
ISBN 10: 0739094467
ISBN 13: 9780739094464
PRICE: $14.99
Series: The Articulate Jazz Musician
Category: Jazz Ensemble Method
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: C Instruments
Instrumentation: C Instruments
Level: Level 2-3
Award-winning jazz educator Caleb Chapman and multi-Grammy-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin have created a highly-effective approach to jazz articulation. Step-by-step, this book details Caleb's proven approach for mastering the fundamentals of jazz articulation, phrasing, and interpretation. Inside each book are 17 units with exciting, original compositions by Jeff Coffin, carefully designed to reinforce these concepts. The included CD has both demo and play-along tracks featuring a world-class quartet of Jeff Coffin (tenor saxophone), Victor Wooten (bass), Roy "Futureman" Wooten (drums), and Chris Walters (piano). This method makes approaching jazz articulation easy and fun. Follow the explanations, do lots of listening, play along, practice what you have heard, and before long you, too, will be an articulate jazz musician!
3 Is a Magic Number---Articulating Triplets ("Triple Agents")
Double Your Pleasure---Articulating in a Double-Time Feel ("Twice as Nice")
Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #4---Ghosted Notes, the NN syllable ("Fats Wailer")
Review Triplets, Double-Time Feel, and Ghosted Notes ("Slinky Sideways")
Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #1---DU and DOT syllables ("One More Once")
Review DA, AH, DU, DOT, and WAH syllables ("Coco's Blues")
Funk and Rock ("A Little Something")
Other Articulation Effects and Embellishments ("What's Up, What's Down?")
Overall Review ("Wrappin' Up")
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Basic Jazz Articulation Syllable Quick Guide
About the Authors
Articulating the Jazz Language
Say What? The Art of Active Listening
It Don't Mean a Thing---Basic Swing Conception
The Jazz Articulation Rule---DA and AH syllables ("Strollin'")
Articulating the Release ("The Big Giant")
Review DA, AH, DU, and DOT syllables ("Just Say NOLA")
Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #2---Accenting Tops of Contour ("Dexter's Hat")
Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #3---DU-WAH syllables ("Jump on the Bus")