“Introductory Etudes in Jazz Comprehension, Book 1", is the first book in the “Complete Jazz Styles” series, by Randy Hunter. This book includes twelve jazz etudes designed as an introduction to reading and performing jazz charts. Selections are presented in swing, funk, Latin and jazz rock styles. A CD containing demonstration and accompaniment/practice tracks is included. Written text provides a guide to understanding the various styles, making this method an excellent choice for private lesson settings or individual study. These selections are also suitable for audition and performance situations.
Skill level: Intermediate (beginning jazz students)
Books for all instruments are compatible.
Available for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone and flute.
"Complete Jazz Styles, Introductory Etudes in Jazz Comprehension, Book 2", consists of a series of twelve etudes designed to provide challenging and enjoyable material for advancing students. Selections are presented in swing (including a ballad and jazz waltz), funk, Latin and jazz rock styles. A CD providing demonstration and accompaniment tracks is included. Written text, providing articulation and phrasing suggestions, makes this method an excellent choice for students working to develop advanced skills. These selections are also suitable for audition and performance situations
"Complete Jazz Styles Duets, Book 1" features ten intermediate level duets in a variety of styles including swing, Latin, funk and jazz rock. This book comes with a CD providing stereo separated recordings of each duet. The CD and written explanations of styles at the end of the book make excellent practice tools. These selections work well in a private lesson setting or as material for students to play together. The pieces are suitable for performance situations.
Skill level: Intermediate-early advanced
Compatible versions of this book are currently available for alto sax and tenor sax. Trumpet, trombone and flute versions are also available.