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The Real Jazz Pedagogy Book: How to Build a Superior Jazz Ensemble (Paperback)

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Written by a jazz teacher for jazz teachers, The Real Jazz Pedagogy Book is based on the premise that successful jazz teachers must be constantly working four main areas: 1) the wind instruments--including tone production, intonation, and section playing skills; 2) playing styles correctly--such as rhythmic and time feel approach, articulation approach, and phrasing; 3) the rhythm section--playing the instruments, time feel and concept, coordination of comping, harmonic voicings, drum fills and setups, stylistic differences; and 4) the soloists--developing improvisational skills (both right brain and left brain), jazz theory, the ballad soloist, and the vocal soloist. Ray Smith, who has taught and directed jazz ensembles, including the acclaimed Brigham Young University group, Synthesis, and given private lessons for over forty years, also discusses the details of running school programs. Smith's YouTube channel complements The Real Jazz Pedagogy Book.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781977203786
ISBN-10: 1977203787
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: November 25th, 2018
Pages: 246
Language: English