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The Technique And Theory Of Improvisation By Bill McBirnie

The Technique And Theory Of Improvisation By Bill McBirnie

Source: Bill McBirnie - Extreme Flute

Renowned jazz and Latin flutist, Bill McBirnie, provides a roadmap to success in improvisation The Technique and Theory of Improvisation is a concise but comprehensive guide to (1) the technique (articulation, vibrato, and breathing), and (2) the theory (rhythm, melody and harmony) that are essential in learning to improvise. This book also addresses how to integrate the technique with the theory using a simple melodic approach. In addition, the book examines practical issues such as analyzing tunes, using an idiomatic ...

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'And All That Motive'—A New Jazz Mystery Audiobook by Joan Merrill

'And All That Motive'—A New Jazz Mystery Audiobook by Joan Merrill

Source: Joan Merrill

Joan Merrill, author of the Casey McKie jazz mystery series, announces the release of her latest audiobook, And All that Motive, narrated by longtime Bay Area jazz radio host Alisa Clancy. Set at a festival near San Francisco, And All that Motive has Casey racing against time to solve the killing of jazz singer Sid Satin and remove suspicion from her best friend, club owner and singer Dee Jefferson. Sorting through a raft of suspects, Casey unravels the mystery with ...

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'The Musician's Career Guide: Turning Your Talent Into Sustained Success' By Ulysses Owens Jr on Skyhorse Publishing

'The Musician's Career Guide: Turning Your Talent Into Sustained Success' By Ulysses Owens Jr on Skyhorse Publishing

Source: All About Jazz

An Engaging and Accessible Guide to Achieving Sustained Access in the Music Industry As a musician, how can you blend art and survival and still keep loving the business? The Musician’s Career Guide, written from the perspective of someone who has engaged in the daily struggle that all artists encounter, provides clear strategic support and advice in a knowledgeable, reader-friendly voice. From preparing for an audition to business planning to protecting one’s mental and emotional well-being, The Musician’s Career Guide ...

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Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

Source: All About Jazz

Giant Steps: Diversity Journeys in British Jazz features conversations with many of the artists who have engineered the cultural transformation of British jazz over the past four decades. A new wave of the genre emerged in the 1980s, spearheaded by the Jazz Warriors, a collective of black musicians which launched the careers of bassist Gary Crosby, tenor saxophonist Courtney Pine, pianist Julian Joseph, vocalist Cleveland Watkiss, as well as many others. As trombonist Dennis Rollins, a latecomer to the group, ...

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Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021

Source: Michelle Roche Media Relations

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021 Gigs.Live To Premiere Video Of Wrembel’s Solo Performance Of All 17 Pieces On Thursday, April 22nd At 8:00 P.M. EDT Heralded composer, teacher and guitarist, Stephane Wrembel, will release Django L’Impressionniste, a book of music transcriptions of 17 compositions for solo guitar by legendary musician Django Reinhardt on Thursday, April 22, 2021. ...

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New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

Source: All About Jazz

“Lots of people want to listen to jazz, but they don’t know where to start,” says Mark Barnett, author of Getting Into Jazz, a new book from Canoe Tree Press that offers lively tips on how to listen, along with step-by-step guides through some classic jazz CDs featuring such artists as Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz and Chet Baker. Dipping your toe “With so many artists available on so many albums, it’s like a vast swimming pool out there,” says Barnett, ...

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Fernando Rodríguez De Mondesert Releases New Book: 'Women In Jazz... In The Dominican Republic'

Fernando Rodríguez De Mondesert Releases New Book: 'Women In Jazz... In The Dominican Republic'

Source: All About Jazz

In February of 2020, after being recognized as one of the winners of the Global Blog Awards 2019, Fernando Rodríguez de Mondesert released his first book Jazz en Dominicana: The Interviews 2019 as part of the awards received from Ukyoto Publishing Co. During the year 2020, Ukiyoto Publishing continued to monitor Rodríguez De Mondesert, and seeing that his publications on the Jazz en Dominicana blog met the criteria of content, creativity, uniqueness, originality and focus, they invited him to submit ...

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All About Jazz Senior Contributor Karl Ackermann Publishes 'A Map of Jazz: Crossroads of Music and Human Rights'

All About Jazz Senior Contributor Karl Ackermann Publishes 'A Map of Jazz: Crossroads of Music and Human Rights'

Source: All About Jazz

A Map of Jazz is a history of jazz in parallel with world events. Jazz matured in the era of prohibition with organized crime as its patron. It was homogenized as swing music and found its true Black voice with Bebop and the Civil Rights movement. In spite of systemic racism in the United States, fascism in Europe, and anti-Western sentiment in Asia, the music survived throughout the world. Musicians embraced its history but continued to rethink and redefine their ...


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