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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.
Aspiring to be the next Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw? This instructional book and CD will take your clarinet playing to the next level!