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Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz, Vol 1

jazzWynton Marsalis, Ronald Carter, Ron McCurdy, Reginald Thomas, and Ron Modell

Compiled and edited by Richard Miles and Ronald Carter

Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz continues in the best tradition of the Teaching Music series, bringing together insights from top jazz educators and invaluable analysis of the best repertoire published for jazz ensembles of all skill levels. This book is the ideal tool for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music for jazz ensembles by seminal jazz composers.

In addition, leading jazz educators and musicians contribute chapters on topics such as: “Why Teach Jazz?” by Wynton Marsalis; “A Multi-Cultural Approach to Jazz Education” by Ronald Carter; “Rehearsal Techniques: A Holistic Approach Integrating Composition, Improvisation, Theory, and Cultural Considerations in the Rehearsal” by Ron McCurdy; “The Rhythm Section: The Band within the Band” by Reginald Thomas; and “Promoting a High School Jazz Band” by Ron Modell. In addition, this book includes Teacher Resource Guides to more than 65 of the top jazz charts, broken down into developing, intermediate, and advanced categories. Each Teacher Resource Guide includes vital information on the composer, the composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, musical elements, form and structure, listening suggestions, and additional references.

Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz is an essential resource for jazz leaders at all levels and a major contribution to the jazz field.

Replacement Teaching Resource Guide for "Groove Merchant" by Jerome Richardson, arranged by Thad Jones.

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Table of Contents

Edition # Title
G-7268 Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz

Resource Recording, Vol. 1
Selections for Developing and Intermediate Bands

Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble, Ronald Carter, Director

This CD set contains premier recordings of 28 of the most significant works ever composed for developing and intermediate jazz band. One of the best jazz ensembles skillfully performs this essential repertoire. These recordings are a perfect place to start when selecting the best music to perform with your ensemble, and a great source of inspiration.

Edition # Title
CD-772 Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz: Volume 1 - CD
Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble, Ronald Carter, Director

Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz Vol. 1,
Resource Recordings (CD-772)

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  Disk 1 (Developing)
Afro Blue - Santamaria/Sweeney
Alamode - Fuller/Murtha
All of Me - Simons/Marks/Holmes
Autumn Leaves - Kosma/Blair
Baytrail Shuffle - Schneider
Blue Note Special - Tomaro
Bye Bye Blackbird - Henderson/Dixon/Rivello
Keys to the Heart - Neeck
Maiden Voyage - Hancock/Taylor
Maximum Velocity - Michaels
May's Way - Jarvis
  Disk 2 (Developing/Intermediate)
One More for the Count - Lewis
Samantha - Nestico
Soft Winds - Henderson/Sweeney
Sugar - Turrentine/Taylor
Una Mas - Dorham/Murtha
The Woogie - Gordon
Yardbird Suite - Parker/Sweeney
Basically Blues - Wilson
Body and Soul - Heyman/Sour/Eyton/Green/Stone



  Disk 3 (Intermediate)
Cobblestones - Berg
Filthy McNasty - Silver/LaBarbera
Footprints - Shorter/Harris
Georgia on My Mind - Carmichael/Barduhn
Le Belleclaire Blues - Morrison
My Foolish Heart - Washington/Young/Rivello
St. Thomas - Rollins/Taylor
Work Song - Adderley/Keezer




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