A comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation for semi-experienced baritone saxophone.
This Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble book and CD combo is specifically designed to teach baritone sax players how to play jazz. The sax lessons are ideal for players with 1 or 2 years experience, but with no prior experience playing jazz. It's great for individual or classroom use, and teaches the basics of swing style in a step-by-step approach using well-known songs. Improvisation is made easy starting with simple 2-measure phrases. Scales and basic saxophone theory are introduced in a simple and easy-to-understand approach. 2 CDs are included with recordings of all exercises and arrangements. Other features include 7 full band arrangements, sample solos, as well as coverage of jazz history and people.