NorCal Jazz is proud to introduce JazzDeck, a musical "textbook in a box" that helps players of all levels to build confidence and sharpen their chops as jazz soloists.
In the classroom, on the bandstand, or at home in the woodshed, JazzDeck enables students, teachers, and professionals to explore melodic ideas crucial to any chord they might encounter, whether on a simmering ballad or a burning bebop standard. By breaking down the complex-and often overwhelming-lexicon of jazz into tangible tidbits of musical information, JazzDeck arms players with the know-how they need to sound great.
Comprised of 54 high-grade playing cards color-coded by chord type, JazzDeck systematically illustrates the ways to excel as a soloist. Each card presents players with the basic notes necessary to sound good over a given chord, followed by those they need to know to sound great.
With its elegant presentation and multi-dimensional, non-notation platform, JazzDeck is especially suited to players of any stage who might find traditional music notation and theory intimidating.
With inspiring quotations from landmark musicians and brilliant thinkers on each card, JazzDeck is a classroom-ready textbook that invites interdisciplinary discussion.
A powerful tool for students, teachers and professionals, JazzDeck is poised to become the next big thing in jazz education.
JazzDeck Classroom Tutorial: 4 Chapters on Vimeo.