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Library Call Numbers for Jazz
MT 68 .A32 -- Jamey Aebersold Jazz (navigate through this list using the PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons)
MT 68 - call number for improvisation, so other titles may be useful
MT 239 - jazz piano instruction
MT 1366 - jazz ensembles
ML 3506 - ML 3509 - jazz history and criticism
For individual instruments, use a keyword search. For example: Jazz Improvisation and Bassoon
Constructing Melodic Jazz Improvisation by The book is designed to meet all of the national standards and frameworks for music education and is a comprehensive improvisational curriculum for both individuals and classes. The book includes a 52 track play-a-long and demonstration CD featuring Paul Schmeling (Piano), Whit Browne (Bass), James Lattini (Drums), Jeff Galindo (Trombone), Daniel Ian Smith (Alto Sax), Trent Autin (Trumpet), and Brian Kane (Tenor Sax). This book can help any musician improve the melodic content of their improvised solos. The book is available in Concert Key, Bass Clef, E Flat, and B Flat editions.
Call Number: MT 68 .K36 C66 2007 (also C662, C663 & C664)
Publication Date: 2007
The Other Side of Nowhere by “This innovative and exciting collection, addressing free jazz from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, will consolidate the emerging field of improvisation studies. The experimental figures of free improvised music inform the writing itself, as the authors explore the musical, social and philosophical implications of its creative history.” (Georgina Born)
Call Number: ML 3506 .O83 2004
Publication Date: 2004-03-30
Jazz Advice: Inspiration for Improvisers by The purpose of this site is to help you grow as a musician and an individual. We’re sharing with you concepts, ideas, and tactics that we’ve picked up over the years. Much of the advice we have was passed down to us directly from outstanding and in some cases, legendary players.
Publication Date: 2016
How to Improvise Jazz Melodies by Essay that concentrates on “constrained improvisation”, meaning that we
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Publication Date: 2012
Impro-Visor by Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes.
Publication Date: 2015