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Play Jazz

Ryan Fraley
Josh Weirich

An attractive first introduction to the art of improvised jazz. Simple strategies are provided for young musicians to experience success learning to perform blues, swing, Latin, and rock music, all delivered in a stylish comic book format. Featuring online play-along tracks, four flexible band charts in contrasting styles, transcribed demonstration solos, and a limited number of scales to learn. Through exercises geared to foster confidence, increase vocabulary, set historical context, and introduce multiple styles of improvisation, your students will be excited to “Play Jazz.”

Included Full Band Charts:
Brandt’s Blues
So There
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