In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument

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Michele Weir
Vocal Improvistation   

Part One: Jazz Fundamentals
Chords and Scales
Chord Progressions and how They Work
Other Basics
Jazz Keyboard
Part Two: Beginning Improvisation
Getting Started
Rhythm and Syllables
Creating Melodies
Diatonic Chord Progressions
Learning to Hear the Changes
Part Three: Intermediate Improvisation Articulation
Melodic Structure
Non-Diatonic Chord Progressions
Hearing the Changes
Part Four: Advanced Improvisation
Other Aspects of Rhythm
More About the Bebop Language
Hearing the Changes Even Better!
Improvising on Jazz Standards
Part Five: Other Considerations
Creating and Retaining Interest
Part Five: Vocal Improvisation In The Classroom
Working with Groups of Students
Group Activities and Games
Appendix A: Interviews with jazz Singers
Appendix B: Solos for Transcribing
Appendix C: Index of Exercises

Calling all current and would-be jazz musicians - you have some serious reading and woodshedding (practicing) to do, 232 pages worth! A former member of the Grammy-nominated Phil Mattson Singers, Michele Weir currently teaches at UCLA, and has taught at USC, CSU Long Beach and the Phil Mattson School. "Vocal Improvisation" is designed for singers, students and teachers of vocal jazz. There is a CD that contains vocal examples with rhythm section background. The exercises are appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and also be useful to instrumentalists for developing jazz articulation. A tremendous resource of information for any jazz musician!

Item code: 6012B | Book & 1 CD | $36.95 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz  | 232 Pages | Softcover | 9 x 12

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