Approaching the Standards, Volume 1

Approaching the Standards, Volume 1

By Dr. Willie L. Hill, Jr. B-flat Instruments Book & CD Item: 00-SBM00002CD
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For the "fearful to the fearless," Approaching the Standards is an innovative, user-friendly approach to jazz improvisation. Designed for the individual or group, each of the three volumes of this play-along CD contains eight classic jazz tunes. Each volume features a jazz group demo recorded by top pros in a jazz gig setting, clearly written musical examples, jazz vocabulary, transcription opportunities, informative composer insight, and a useful discography. Everything you need to begin improvising or to improve your jazz skills is included in Volumes 1, 2, and 3, available for C, B-Flat, E-Flat, and Bass Clef instruments. Volume 1 includes: Billie's Bounce * On the Trail * Cantaloupe Island * The Preacher * Summertime * Satin Doll * C Jam Blues * I Got Rhythm.


Title Composer
Billie's Bounce
C Jam Blues (Instrumental) Duke Ellington (contributor)
Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock (composer)
I Got Rhythm George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
On the Trail Ferde Grofé (composer)
Satin Doll (Instrumental) Billy Strayhorn (composer); Duke Ellington (composer)
Summertime (from "Porgy and Bess") George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Dubose Heyward (composer); Dorothy Heyward (composer)
The Preacher (Instrumental) Horace Silver (contributor)

Additional Information

Series: Jazz Improvisation Series
Author: Willie L. Hill, Jr.
Instrument: B-flat Instruments
Format: Book & CD
Instrumentation: B-flat Instruments
Page Count: 36
Item Number: 00-SBM00002CD
ISBN 10: 0-7692-9218-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-7692-9218-2
UPC: 654979007401

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