Jazz Cello Wizard Junior, Book 1 (eBook + Online Audio)
20189BCDEB
Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. is designed for beginning and intermediate middle and high school cellists in the tradition of the parent method, Jazz Fiddle Wizard--a break-through approach for string players who want to learn to improvise within the jazz style. No step is left out in this sequentially arranged introduction to the role of rhythm, call and response, articulation, scales, and chord changes in jazz improvisation. The exercises are turned into catchy tunes arranged to work in any confi ...more
Product Number:
20189BCDEB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
48
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6106-5134-0
ISBN13:
978-16106-5134-9
Series:
Jazz Wizard
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/4/2016
Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. is designed for beginning and intermediate middle and high school cellists in the tradition of the parent method, Jazz Fiddle Wizard--a break-through approach for string players who want to learn to improvise within the jazz style. No step is left out in this sequentially arranged introduction to the role of rhythm, call and response, articulation, scales, and chord changes in jazz improvisation. The exercises are turned into catchy tunes arranged to work in any configuration of string groups. That is, three-part arrangements for each tune may be played with any number of like instruments or in conjunction with Jazz Fiddle Wizard Jr. and Jazz Viola Wizard Jr. books. Suitable as a self-instruction book or for use in private and/or group string instruction, Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. contains piano accompaniment parts as well as online audio that provides a full rhythm section accompaniment for every exercise and tune. The appropriate tone and style are modeled by the author's performances of more than 50 sample exercises and improvised solos. Includes access to online audio.
Lesson 1: Improvising with Rhythms
01 Tuning note A 440
02 Play-along: Rhythms on open A, four times each
03 Q & A: Repeat rhythms, one measure each
04 Q & A: Answer with different rhythms
05 Q & A: Repeat rhythms, two measures each
06 Q & A: Answer with different rhythms
07 Solo: Twelve-bar rhythm solo, first listen then play your own

Lesson 2: Improvising with Rhythm and Pitch
08 Play-along: D minor pentatonic scale, one octave, three times
09 Play-along: Figures on one-octave D minor pentatonic scale
10 Q &A: Repeat figures, D start note, one measure each
11 Q &A: Repeat figures, A start note, one measure each
12 Q & A: Repeat figures, D start note, includes skip, one measure each
13 Q & A: Repeat figures, any start note, one measure each
14 Q & A: Answer with improvised figure, one measure each
15 Q & A: Answer with improvised figure, two measures each
16 Solo: Example solo by Martin Norgaard
17 Solo: Empty backup track
Advanced: Adding the Blues Note and Effects
18 Play-along: D Blues scale, three times
19 Q & A: Repeat figure
20 Q & A: Answer figure
21 Play-along: Listen to the "Blues effects"

Wizard Blues
22 Play-along: Martin Norgaard and Paul Nelson play all parts and solo
23 Play-along: Empty backup track

Lesson 3: Using the Entire Scale
24 Play-along: G major scale in quarters, swing eighths and mixed rhythms
25 Play-along: G major scale with rhythms from Lesson 1
26 Play-along: G major scale with two different rhythms
27 Play-along: G major scale in eighth notes
28 Play-along: G major scale with improvised rhythms
29 Play-along: Change direction on the scale using only quarter notes
30 Play-along: Change direction and improvise rhythms
31 Play-along: Start on a different note
32 Play-along: Add repeated notes
33 Play-along: Add skips
34 Q & A: Answer with improvised figure, two measures each
35 Solo: Example solo by Martin Norgaard
36 Solo: Empty backup track
Advanced: Adding Triplets and Sixteenths
37 Play-along: G major scale in triplets and rhythms
38 Q & A: Answer with improvised figure using triplets, two measures each

Sweet Rose
39 Play-along: Martin Norgaard and Paul Nelson play all parts and solo
40 Play-along: Empty backup track

Lesson 4: Improvising with One Note Changing
41 Play-along: Listen to see how B and B-flat fit each chord
42 Q & A: Repeat rhythms on B and B-flat, one measure each
43 Q & A: Repeat figures, start on B or B-flat, one measure each
44 Q & A: Repeat figures, any start note, one measure each
45 Play-along: E minor pentatonic scale with B changing to B-flat
46 Q & A: Add rhythms to the scale, four measures each
47 Q & A: Change direction, four measures each
48 Q & A: Use different rhythms on Em and C7, four measures each
49 Solo: Example solo by Martin Norgaard
50 Solo: Empty backup track
Advanced: Using the Full Register
51 Play-along: E minor pentatonic scale with B and B-flat in full register
52 Play-along: Change direction
53 Q & A: Full register, four measures each

Canta Island
54 Play-along: Martin Norgaard and Paul Nelson play all parts and solo
55 Play-along: Empty backup track
 
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