A comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation for semi-experienced clarinetists.
This Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble book and CD combo is specifically designed to teach clarinet students how to play jazz. Clarinet lessons are designed for students with 1 or 2 years playing 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 theory are introduced in a simple and easy-to-understand approach. 2 CDs are included with recordings of all clarinet exercises and arrangements. The CD also includes 7 full band arrangements, sample solos, as well as coverage of jazz history and people.