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The Jazz Connection series explore the world of jazz and its influences on many musical styles including rock 'n' roll, blues, calypso and Latin American music. Book 2 consists of eight performance pieces written for the early intermediate level student. Purpose: Book 2 corresponds with Jazzabilities Book 2. Jazzabilities is a series that helps build a jazz vocabulary through short exercises and performance pieces. Jazz Connections reinforces this vocabulary through these entertaining pieces. Suggestions for Instruction: Students who haven't studied jazz will still recognize many of the rhythms and hand positions used in this book. However, triplets and swing-8ths are used extensively throughout. Patience must be applied to make sure these rhythms are learned accurately. Other Information: MIDI/CD orchestrations are available for the entire series. Key: Various