Jazz For Dummies, 2E capitalizes and expands upon the successful style and organization of Classical Music For Dummies. This new edition has more than 25% new and updated material and addresses consumer complaints by embellishing the current explanation of the structure of jazz. The book surveys the range of western musical instruments and how they are used in jazz as well as a detailed exposition of the musical structure of the most common rhythms and beats of jazz. Jazz For Dummies, 2E educates readers, allowing them to better understand and appreciate jazz both for its simplicity and its intricacies. This new edition also features updated information on starting a jazz music collection, finding one's own personal jazz preferences, and where to go to find both live and CD versions of each of the sub-groups of jazz.