Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Bb Tenor Saxophone (Book with EEi)

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A comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation for B-flat tenor saxophonists.

Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble is a comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation written by renowned jazz musician and educator Mike Steinel from the University of North Texas. This series provides a great starting point for young musicians to learn the style and nuances of jazz music as well as an introduction to improvisation and more advanced concepts.

  • Each Book Includes My EE Library
  • Every exercise and arrangement recorded by professionals
  • Repeated exercises feature rhythm section only
  • The basics of jazz style
  • How jazz and "traditional" music are different
  • Swing style introduced gradually using scat syllables
  • Includes Swing Era, Bebop and Latin/Rock
  • Quick start the rhythm section
  • Includes additional specialized material for piano, guitar, bass and drums
  • Rhythm players can either play along with the full band or study individually
  • Jazz history and people
  • Basic stylistic periods
  • Composers and performers
  • 7 full band arrangements
  • Carefully paced performance pieces
  • Sample improvised solos included
  • Improvisation made easy
  • Starts with 2-measure phrases
  • Teaches how to "jazz up" a melody
  • Matches correct scales with chords

Follow the lessons in this book and CD combo and you'll be on your way to advanced musicianship. Order today!


Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Bb Tenor Saxophone (Book with EEi) Specifications:

  • Written by Mike Steinel
    for B-flat tenor saxophone players

    Song List:
    A-Tisket A-Tasket
    Ballin' The Jack
    Boppin' Around
    Jingle Bells
    London Bridge
    Riffin' Around
    Salsa Caliente
    St. Louis Blues
    When The Saints Go Marching InWidth: 9.0"
    Length: 12.0"
    32 pages
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