Bob Mintzer's 15 Easy Jazz/Blues/Funk Etudes will appeal to both the aspiring player and 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 musicality, the lyrical compositions and the opportunities to improvise provided in this book and CD set.
15 Easy Jazz/Blues/Funk Etudes has simple, clear format: Bob Mintzer plays and demonstrates each etude with a stellar rhythm section on the included CD. You'll learn each etude and, when ready, can play along with the CD accompaniment.
Each of Bob Mintzer's 15 etudes focuses on the 'melodic groove' and is drawn for the jazz and blues tradition. Everything you need to play jazz, funk and blues is included and all books are compatible so that they can be performed together.