Concise Guide to Jazz Book

Concise Guide to Jazz


  • Author : Mark C. Gridley
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114509784

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Concise Guide to Jazz Excerpt :

Explores the origins of jazz, explains how to listen to it, and discusses styles from early jazz through bebop, cool jazz, avant-garde, and fusion.

Concise Guide to Jazz  Books a la Carte Edition Book

Concise Guide to Jazz Books a la Carte Edition


  • Author : Mark C. Gridley
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2012-12-28
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0205937497

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Concise Guide to Jazz Books a la Carte Edition Excerpt :

An introduction to jazz and how to listen to it Written by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was created in response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras. By focusing on just over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, seventh edition allows students to understand a broad range of jazz styles without feeling overloaded. Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles and serves as a basis for further jazz exploration. This text is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Begin to appreciate how jazz is made Know how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazz Know who the most historically significant jazz musicians are Know why each significant musician is important Distinguish the main style eras This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class -- all at a fraction of the bound book price.

A Concise History of Jazz Book

A Concise History of Jazz


  • Author : JOHN ROBERT BROWN
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-10-07
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609742843

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A Concise History of Jazz Excerpt :

John Robert Brown presents an enthusiastic and authoritative account of a century of jazz. Written in a clear and engaging style by a well-known British author and jazz educator, this book offers an affectionate introduction to the people and places that are of worldwide importance in the history of this wonderful music.

Why Jazz  Book

Why Jazz


  • Author : Kevin Whitehead
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199753338

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What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music? In Why Jazz?, author and NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides lively, insightful answers to these and many other fascinating questions, offering an entertaining guide for both novice listeners and long-time fans. Organized chronologically in a convenient question and answer format, this terrific resource makes jazz accessible to a broad audience, and especially to readers who've found the music bewildering or best left to the experts. Yet Why Jazz? is much more than an informative Q&A; it concisely traces the century-old history of this American and global art form, from its beginnings in New Orleans up through the current postmodern period. Whitehead provides brief profiles of the archetypal figures of jazz--from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Wynton Marsalis and John Zorn--and illuminates their contributions as musicians, performers, and composers. Also highlighted are the building blocks of the jazz sound--call and response, rhythmic contrasts, personalized performance techniques and improvisation--and discussion of how visionary musicians have reinterpreted these elements to continually redefine jazz, ushering in the swing era, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, and the avant-garde. Along the way, Why Jazz? provides helpful plain-English descriptions of musical terminology and techniques, from "blue notes" to "conducted improvising." And unlike other histories which haphazardly cover the stylistic branches of jazz that emerged after the 1960s, Why Jazz? groups latter-day musical trends by decade, the better to place them in historical context. Whether read in self-contained sections or as a continuous narrative, this compact reference presents a trove of essential information that belongs on the shelf of anyone who's ever been interested in jazz.

Play the Way You Feel Book

Play the Way You Feel


  • Author : Kevin Whitehead
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190847586

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Jazz stories have been entwined with cinema since the inception of jazz film genre in the 1920s, giving us origin tales and biopics, spectacles and low-budget quickies, comedies, musicals, and dramas, and stories of improvisers and composers at work. And the jazz film has seen a resurgence in recent years--from biopics like Miles Ahead and HBO's Bessie, to dramas Whiplash and La La Land. In Play the Way You Feel, author and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead offers a comprehensive guide to these films and other media from the perspective of the music itself. Spanning 93 years of film history, the book looks closely at movies, cartoons, and a few TV shows that tell jazz stories, from early talkies to modern times, with an eye to narrative conventions and common story points. Examining the ways historical films have painted a clear picture of the past or overtly distorted history, Play the Way You Feel serves up capsule discussions of sundry topics including Duke Ellington's social life at the Cotton Club, avant-garde musical practices in 1930s vaudeville, and Martin Scorsese's improvisatory method on the set of New York, New York. Throughout the book, Whitehead brings the same analytical bent and concise, witty language listeners know from his jazz segments on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He investigates well-known songs, traces the development of the stock jazz film ending, and offers fresh, often revisionist takes on works by such directors as Howard Hawks, John Cassavetes, Shirley Clarke, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and Damien Chazelle. In all, Play the Way You Feel is a feast for film-genre fanatics and movie-watching jazz enthusiasts.

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Book

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method


  • Author : Mark Davis
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781495051296

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Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Excerpt :

(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!

Jazz Styles Book

Jazz Styles


  • Author : Mark C. Gridley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000031417983

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Concise Guide to Jazz   Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package Book

Concise Guide to Jazz Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package


  • Author : Mark C. Gridley
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0205959024

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Concise Guide to Jazz Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package Excerpt :

0205959024 / 9780205959020 Concise Guide to Jazz & Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package Package consists of: 0205937004 / 9780205937004 Concise Guide to Jazz 0205937381 / 9780205937387 Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music Book

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music


  • Author : Paul Edwards
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250034823

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The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music Excerpt :

In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.

Jazz Arranging and Performance Practice Book

Jazz Arranging and Performance Practice


  • Author : Paul E. Rinzler
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1999-07-29
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461659990

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Jazz Arranging and Performance Practice Excerpt :

Deals with the real substance of arranging for small jazz ensembles, in addition to the rudiments.

A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers Book

A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers


  • Author : Will Friedwald
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 833
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375421495

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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers Excerpt :

An extensive biographical and critical survey of more than 300 jazz and popular singers is comprised of provocative, opinionated essays that incorporate the views of peers, fans and critics while assessing key movements and genres.

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz Book

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz


  • Author : Loren Schoenberg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2002-08-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 039952794X

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The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz Excerpt :

A concise history of jazz The noteworthy composers and musicians, from Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk to Miles Davis and Charles Mingus Major performers from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington Classic songs and compositions The most influential recordings of all time A complete guide to jazz terminology and lingo Valuable resources for the Curious Listener

A Concise Guide to Technical Communication Book

A Concise Guide to Technical Communication


  • Author : Heather Graves
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770487604

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A Concise Guide to Technical Communication Excerpt :

This compact but complete guide shows that less is more—with fewer extraneous details getting in the way of students trying to learn on the run, it allows them to focus on the most important principles of effective technical communication. The Concise Guide takes a rhetorical approach to technical communication; instead of setting up a list of rules that should be applied uniformly to all writing situations, it introduces students to the bigger picture of how the words they write can affect the people intended to read them. Assignments and exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce and test knowledge.

Concise Guide to Jazz Book

Concise Guide to Jazz


  • Author : Mark C. Gridley
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0131826573

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Concise Guide to Jazz Excerpt :

For non-major courses in Evolution of Jazz, Jazz History, Jazz Survey, Introduction to Jazz, Jazz Appreciation, African-American Music. This abridged version of Jazz Styles was developed in response to student and professor requests for an introductory text offering the clarity and accuracy of Jazz Styles with 1/2 the size, 1/40 the number of names and tune titles, and 1/3 the number of musician profiles, in just 11 chapters. Written by an active jazz musician and jazz historian, this brief introduction to jazz examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, the major style eras, and the individual styles of 43 historically significant jazz musicians. When purchased packaged with Concise Guide to Jazz the Jazz Classics CD and Demonstration CD are available at a discounted price. Want to include even more historical recordings for your study of jazz? Order a text package that includes the FREE Prentice Hall Jazz Collection CD. Click on PACKAGE OPTIONS to the left for more details.

Being Prez Book

Being Prez


  • Author : Dave Gelly
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-18
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 019977479X

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Lester Young was one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound. He fundamentally changed the way the saxophone was played--his long, flowing lines brought new levels of expressiveness and subtlety to the jazz language, setting the standard for all modern players. In Being Prez, renowned British critic Dave Gelly follows Lester Young through his life in a rapidly changing world, showing how the music of this exceptionally sensitive man was shaped by his experiences. The reader meets a complicated, vulnerable, gentle individual who was brought up in his father's traveling carnival band. His early career was spent in the nightclubs and dancehalls of Kansas City and the Southwest, and he made his landmark recording debut at the peak of the Swing Era. But at the height of his powers, he was drafted into the US Army, where racism and his own unworldliness landed him in military prison. Following these events, Young grew increasingly withdrawn and suspicious, changes in his character reflected in the darkening mood of his music. Gelly, himself a jazz saxophonist, examines many of Young's classic recordings in illuminating detail. He reveals how as a saxophonist--and as major contributor to the Count Basie band--Young created a strong personal voice, a cool modernism, and a new rhythmic flexibility in the freely dancing rhythms of 4-beat swing. With his sax jutting oddly to one side, his bizarre oblique use of language, and his unique musical rapport with Billie Holiday (who famously nicknamed him "Prez"), Lester Young has become an icon and a cult figure. This marvelous biography illuminates the life and work of this giant of jazz.