Alfred Jazz Easy Play-Along Series, Vol. 1: Easy Standards

Alfred Jazz Easy Play-Along Series, Vol. 1: Easy Standards
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Rhythm Section (Piano, Bass, & Drumset) Book & MP3 CD Grade: 2 Item: 00-36084
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The Alfred Jazz EASY Play-Along Series for Rhythm section goes beyond the other play-alongs. The rhythm section book has written out parts for piano, bass, and drumset to show comping suggestions. In addition, each of the nine jazz standards includes the melody and a sample written-out jazz solo for you to listen to, play, and practice. The included MP3 disc has a demo track and a play-along track for each tune for piano, bass, and drums. The demo track, featuring a pro rhythm section with a horn player, is a learning tool for the melody, piano comping, bass lines, drum parts, and improvisation. The play-along track allows each player to practice with the rhythm section as individuals with their part removed from the mix. In addition, the rhythm section parts in the book can be used as small group arrangements. Each jazz standard has specific improvisation tips and suggestions. The written out comping examples and melody along with the written out sample solos are all invaluable assets that makes learning how to improvise easier. Nine great tunes=great jazz! Titles: Ain't Misbehavin' * Blue Train * Impressions * Killer Joe * Jive Samba * Little Sunflower * My Little Suede Shoes * Perdido * Work Song.

Sample Pages


Title Composer
Ain't Misbehavin' (from "Ain't Misbehavin'") Fats Waller (composer); Andy Razaf (lyricist); Harry Brooks (composer)
Perdido (Instrumental Version) Juan Tizol (composer)
Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) contributor: Quincy Jones, Benny Golson
Blue Train John Coltrane (contributor)
Impressions John Coltrane (composer)
Work Song Oscar Brown, Jr. (composer); Nat Adderley (composer)
Jive Samba Nat Adderley (composer)
My Little Suede Shoes Charlie Parker (composer)
Little Sunflower Freddie Hubbard (composer)

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Easy Jazz Play-Along Series
Format: Book & MP3 CD
Instrumentation: Rhythm Section
Page Count: 112
Item Number: 00-36084
ISBN 10: 0-7390-7577-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-7577-7
UPC: 038081408071

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