The Essence of Bebop: Piano & Guitar

The Essence of Bebop: Piano & Guitar
10 Great Studies in the Style and Language of Bebop

By Jim Snidero Piano/Guitar Book & Online Audio Level: Intermediate - Advanced Item: 01-ADV14116
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The Essence of Bebop is by critically acclaimed New York saxophonist Jim Snidero and reveals the heart and soul of this groundbreaking jazz style and is the first real "manual" for mastering bebop. The 10 fun-to-play studies are inspired by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, and many more, offering a unique basis for in-depth study and analysis. Historical insights as well as recommended listening and reading make this edition an indispensable part of jazz education.

Each etude includes a study guide that covers jazz theory, but also goes well beyond the math, providing insight into how bebop masters mold solos into profound musical statements. Concepts of shape, timing, balance and pacing provide the framework in which ideas unfold and flow. Additional examples, practice suggestions, historical perspectives, listening and reading suggestions (60-plus pages total) result in an instant classic that's perfect for individual or classroom study.

The downloadable play-along recording has versions with and without the soloist, and features Michael Dease (trombone), Mike LeDonne (piano), Peter Washington (bass), and Joe Farnsworth (drums).

"But what if you aren't a student or a professional? The Essence of Bebop still has immense value to those interested in bebop and hard bop. By encouraging readers to understand the music's intent, slow down their listening, and focus on the swinging, the series can help a jazz newcomer dig this cerebral, often pulse-pounding music." - Morgan Enos, Discogs

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Series: Advance Music
Composed by: Jim Snidero
Instrument: Trombone
Format: Book & Online Audio
Instrumentation: Piano and Guitar
Item Number: 01-ADV14116
ISBN 10: 3-954810-75-1
ISBN 13: 978-3-954810-75-8
UPC: 805095141160

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