James Rae: Jazz Zone (Saxophone)

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Our Price: £14.99    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music, CD
Arrangement: Tenor or Alto Saxophone (SAX)
Skill Level: Easy - Explain this
Composer: James Rae
Catalogue #: UE21394
ISBN: 9783702432140


In writing this book James Rae has drawn upon his extensive performing and teaching experience and presents, in an accessible and straightforward manner, a way in to the somewhat daunting area for the aspiring jazz musician - that of improvisation. Using the CD, the player will feel immediately supported and in the right harmonic and stylistic environment for taking those first steps. Musical examples with the rhythm section backing of professional jazz musicians will help steer the player into the more liberated world of improvisation.

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Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
8 out of 10


Oxford GB Retired grade one saxophonist
I haven't had the item long and have only used the first piece of music but it is proving useful to my musical development. Hopefully the rest of the book will continue to do so.
The accompanying CD doesn't play.
Confirmed purchase: 11 February 2015
Published on: 26 February 2015
10 out of 10


Alyth GB
Comprehensive and understandable information on what each section is trying to achieve.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 09 February 2015
Published on: 24 February 2015

Musicroom Reviews

Rating Review
Customer Rating A good mixture of titles for new improvisers.

Customer Rating Learning improvisation made easier. It tackles things that might not be natural for some, i.e. rhythm. Worth buying.

Customer Rating By far the best book I've seen yet to introduce the concept of Jazz improvisation. Out of the 4 main books on the Trinity Guildhall Jazz syllabus this is definitely the most accessible at the early grades. Instead of just starting with - "learn all these scales", it starts with attractive rhythmic improvisations with a great backing CD. Each tune is presented as a lead sheet to get the pupil into the groove and there is then space at the end of each track to improvise to the same chord sequence. The explanations are excellent and clearly the product of years of experience in teaching improvisation. After rhythmic improvisation the various modes and scales are introduced gradually with tunes to demonstrate each one.

Tunes from this book feature in every Grade from 1-5 on the Trinity Guildhall syllabus and so this book will be your pupil's best friend for years. It's also a great book for classical students who are looking to move into the world of jazz.

Thoroughly recommended.

Customer Rating My son is very pleased with it and enjoying the musics.

Customer Rating Excellent service. I ordered some music a few days before Christmas, and in spite of problems people were having with internet orders with the snow and Christmas orders, it arrived 2 days later.

Customer Rating This is really good for use as a teaching aid. The tunes are easy to read (the beginning ones anyway) which is encouraging for pupils not confident with notation, and the restrictions on how many notes to use in the improvisation bits forces a concentration on rhythm instead of random note running. The backing tracks are much clearer & easier to follow than Jamey Aebersold which is again much more accessible for beginners. And as always with James Rae, the tunes are decent. Highly recommended!
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Tutor
Length: 22 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Universal

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