A comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation for semi-experienced trumpeters.
This Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble book and CD combo is specifically designed to teach trumpeters how to play jazz. The trumpet lessons are ideal for students 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 trumpet 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 trumpet exercises and arrangements. Other features include 7 full band arrangements, sample solos, as well as coverage of jazz history and people.