Throughout the country, most music educators teach jazz by rote, because in jazz, 'what you see' isn't 'what you get.' Students who wish to study this musical form generally have had traditional, classical-oriented training, and most have difficulty reading jazz music. This self-study text is the answer to this problem.
Published in five compatible books Reading Jazz is supplied with an accompanying CD. The most common jazz rhythms are presented one at a time in the order of increasing complexity in a series of short exercises and duets.
The CD is used as an example of the proper performance techniques needed, and for jazz reading practice with a professional rhythm section.
These Books can be used independent of the teacher, so this play-along, self-study approach is the logical solution to one of the biggest problems in jazz - how to interpret the written page.