A comprehensive method for improvisation and jazz-style alto sax.
This Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble is an instructional book and CD package specifically designed to teach alto saxophone students how to teach play jazz. The sax lessons are geared toward 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 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 exercises and arrangements. Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble includes 7 full band arrangements, sample solos, as well as coverage of jazz history and people.