For use with all B-flat, E-flat, C and BC instruments, the JAZZ PLAY ALONG SERIES is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues, and other split-track choices in the included audio which is accessed online, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. FOR STUDY, each tune includes a split track with: • Melody cue with proper style and inflection • Professional rhythm tracks • Choruses for soloing • Removable bass part • Removable piano part. FOR PERFORMANCE, each tune also has: • An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) • Additional choruses for soloing.
In this special instructional edition, technical concepts used in jazz improvising are covered in detail – from scales to chord progressions to ii-V-I patterns. And in true Jazz Play-Along fashion, there are also plenty of play-along tracks based on common chord progressions and songs, so you can apply the concepts you learn right away in context. Topics covered include: essential chord-to-scale relationships • making music with scales • chord tones • adding chromatics • other scales • fundamental harmony • the ii-V-I progression • advanced harmony • “must-know” progressions • improvising • modern concepts in improvising • suggested listening.