15 Easy Jazz Blues And Funk Etudes will appeal to both the aspiring player and to more experienced musicians. For the younger player, particular care is given to range, rhythmic figures and overall playability. The more accomplished musician will appreciate the high level of musicability, the lyrical compositions and the opportunities to improvise. The format is the following: Bob Mintzer plays and demonstrates each etude with a stellar rhythm section on the included CD. Then, you learn each etude and when ready, you play the etude with the CD accompaniment. This book is destined to Bb Tenor Sax. It includes a CD.
This is a wonderful work to enable a beginner to experiment with improvisation. The backing tracks can also be used for improvising 12 bar blues. Just play around with the blues scale in the key of any particular track and you will find it quite empowering.
I highly recommend these studies to any one wanting to explore Jazz/Blues. Anonymous
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