Concise Guide to Jazz

Concise Guide to Jazz
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 2007
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 296
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114509784
Language: en
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Explores the origins of jazz, explains how to listen to it, and discusses styles from early jazz through bebop, cool jazz, avant-garde, and fusion.

Concise Guide to Jazz Books a la Carte Edition

Concise Guide to Jazz  Books a la Carte Edition
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 2012-12-28
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0205937497
Language: en
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An introduction to jazz and how to listen to it Written by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was created in response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras. By focusing on just over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, seventh edition allows students to understand a broad range of jazz styles without feeling overloaded. Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles and serves as a basis for further jazz exploration. This text is available in a variety of formats - digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Begin to appreciate how jazz is made Know how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazz Know who the most historically significant jazz musicians are Know why each significant musician is important Distinguish the main style eras This Book a la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched, loose-leaf version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalized their book by incorporating their own notes and taking the portion of the book they need to class -- all at a fraction of the bound book price.

Why Jazz

Why Jazz
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Release: 2011-01-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780199753338
Language: en
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What was the first jazz record? Are jazz solos really improvised? How did jazz lay the groundwork for rock and country music? In Why Jazz?, author and NPR jazz critic Kevin Whitehead provides lively, insightful answers to these and many other fascinating questions, offering an entertaining guide for both novice listeners and long-time fans. Organized chronologically in a convenient question and answer format, this terrific resource makes jazz accessible to a broad audience, and especially to readers who've found the music bewildering or best left to the experts. Yet Why Jazz? is much more than an informative Q&A; it concisely traces the century-old history of this American and global art form, from its beginnings in New Orleans up through the current postmodern period. Whitehead provides brief profiles of the archetypal figures of jazz--from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Wynton Marsalis and John Zorn--and illuminates their contributions as musicians, performers, and composers. Also highlighted are the building blocks of the jazz sound--call and response, rhythmic contrasts, personalized performance techniques and improvisation--and discussion of how visionary musicians have reinterpreted these elements to continually redefine jazz, ushering in the swing era, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, and the avant-garde. Along the way, Why Jazz? provides helpful plain-English descriptions of musical terminology and techniques, from "blue notes" to "conducted improvising." And unlike other histories which haphazardly cover the stylistic branches of jazz that emerged after the 1960s, Why Jazz? groups latter-day musical trends by decade, the better to place them in historical context. Whether read in self-contained sections or as a continuous narrative, this compact reference presents a trove of essential information that belongs on the shelf of anyone who's ever been interested in jazz.

Play the Way You Feel

Play the Way You Feel
Author: Kevin Whitehead
Release: 2020-04-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780190847593
Language: en
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Jazz stories have been entwined with cinema since the inception of jazz film genre in the 1920s, giving us origin tales and biopics, spectacles and low-budget quickies, comedies, musicals, and dramas, and stories of improvisers and composers at work. And the jazz film has seen a resurgence in recent years--from biopics like Miles Ahead and HBO's Bessie, to dramas Whiplash and La La Land. In Play the Way You Feel, author and jazz critic Kevin Whitehead offers a comprehensive guide to these films and other media from the perspective of the music itself. Spanning 93 years of film history, the book looks closely at movies, cartoons, and a few TV shows that tell jazz stories, from early talkies to modern times, with an eye to narrative conventions and common story points. Examining the ways historical films have painted a clear picture of the past or overtly distorted history, Play the Way You Feel serves up capsule discussions of sundry topics including Duke Ellington's social life at the Cotton Club, avant-garde musical practices in 1930s vaudeville, and Martin Scorsese's improvisatory method on the set of New York, New York. Throughout the book, Whitehead brings the same analytical bent and concise, witty language listeners know from his jazz segments on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He investigates well-known songs, traces the development of the stock jazz film ending, and offers fresh, often revisionist takes on works by such directors as Howard Hawks, John Cassavetes, Shirley Clarke, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Spike Lee, Robert Altman, Woody Allen and Damien Chazelle. In all, Play the Way You Feel is a feast for film-genre fanatics and movie-watching jazz enthusiasts.

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Jazz
Author: Loren Schoenberg
Release: 2002-08-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 039952794X
Language: en
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A concise history of jazz The noteworthy composers and musicians, from Jelly Roll Morton and Thelonious Monk to Miles Davis and Charles Mingus Major performers from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington Classic songs and compositions The most influential recordings of all time A complete guide to jazz terminology and lingo Valuable resources for the Curious Listener

All Music Guide to Jazz

All Music Guide to Jazz
Author: Vladimir Bogdanov,Chris Woodstra,Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Release: 2002
Editor: San Francisco, CA : Backbeat Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. and Canada by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade in the U.S. and Canada by Hal Leonard Pub.
Pages: 1472
ISBN: 087930717X
Language: en
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Covers more than eighteen thousand recordings and more than 1,700 musicians from across the jazz spectrum and includes a history of the different types of jazz, the evolution of jazz instruments, and essays on styles.

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method
Author: Mark Davis
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781495051296
Language: en
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(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!

Jazz Arranging

Jazz Arranging
Author: Norman David
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781461659983
Language: en
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This book examines arranging methods and their applications. It is designed to be used in a jazz studies program and as a professional reference manual for musicians. The text begins with a historical overview of jazz band instruments and a study of their characteristics. The body of the text includes an examination of relevant terminology, notational devices, principles of theory, and arranging techniques.

The Jazz Standards

The Jazz Standards
Author: Ted Gioia
Release: 2021-08-18
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780190087203
Language: en
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An updated new edition of Ted Gioia's acclaimed compendium of jazz standards, featuring 15 additional selections, hundreds of additional recommended tracks, and enhancements and additions on almost every page. Since the first edition of The Jazz Standards was published in 2012, author Ted Gioia has received almost non-stop feedback and suggestions from the passionate global community of jazz enthusiasts and performers requesting crucial additions and corrections to the book. In this second edition, Gioia expands the scope of the book to include more songs, and features new recordings by rising contemporary artists. The Jazz Standards is an essential comprehensive guide to some of the most important jazz compositions, telling the story of more than 250 key jazz songs and providing a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings. The fan who wants to know more about a tune heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable. Musicians who play these songs night after night will find it to be a handy guide, as it outlines the standards' history and significance and tells how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards will find it to be a go-to reference work for these cornerstones of the repertoire. This book is a unique resource, a browser's companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form.

Concise Guide to Jazz

Concise Guide to Jazz
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 230
ISBN: 013759044X
Language: en
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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking
Author: Tracy Bowell,Gary Kemp
Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0415240174
Language: en
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A much-needed guide to thinking critically for oneself and how to tell a good argument from a bad one. Includes topical examples from politics, sport, medicine, music, chapter summaries, glossary and exercises.

A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History

A Concise and Friendly Guide to Music History
Author: Sheryl K. Murphy-Manley
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 199
ISBN: 1305309731
Language: en
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A Simple and Direct Guide to Jazz Improvisation

A Simple and Direct Guide to Jazz Improvisation
Author: Robert Rawlins
Release: 1995
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Pages: 60
ISBN: 0793555965
Language: en
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(Jazz Book). Helps musicians know what to do with specific chords in specific contexts. Lays out clear and objective guidelines on how to turn scales and chords into real music. Perfect for a college or high school improvisation class!

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide

The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide
Author: John Swenson
Release: 1985
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Pages: 219
ISBN: UOM:39015009724397
Language: en
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Here are sixty-odd years of recorded jazz brillaintly reviewed in one essential source. Covering more than 4,000 currently available jazz albums, this long-needed work will remain the standard reference in the field for years to come.

The Musician s Way A Guide to Practice Performance and Wellness

The Musician s Way   A Guide to Practice  Performance  and Wellness
Author: Gerald Klickstein
Release: 2009-08-06
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780199711291
Language: en
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In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy
Author: Steve Lacy
Release: 2006-08-09
Editor: Duke University Press
Pages: 289
ISBN: 0822338157
Language: en
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A collection of thirty-four interviews with the innovative soprano saxophonist and jazz composer Steve Lacy (1934&–2004).

Concise Guide to Jazz Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package

Concise Guide to Jazz   Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Release: 2013-01-22
Editor: Pearson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0205959024
Language: en
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0205959024 / 9780205959020 Concise Guide to Jazz & Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz Package Package consists of: 0205937004 / 9780205937004 Concise Guide to Jazz 0205937381 / 9780205937387 Jazz Classics CDs for Concise Guide to Jazz

Database Design and Relational Theory

Database Design and Relational Theory
Author: Chris Date
Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781449328016
Language: en
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Because databases often stay in production for decades, careful design is critical to making the database serve the needs of your users over years, and to avoid subtle errors or performance problems. In this book, C.J. Date, a leading exponent of relational databases, lays out the principles of good database design.

Jazz Improvisation

Jazz Improvisation
Author: Dan Haerle
Release: 2002-06-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 92
ISBN: 1562240951
Language: en
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American Popular Music

American Popular Music
Author: David Lee Joyner
Release: 2008-06-27
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Pages: 336
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131739984
Language: en
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This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.