Odd-Meter Etudes for Tenor Sax (Book + Online Audio)
Play-Along Book with Demonstration Recordings

This collection of ten jazz etudes with accompanying audio provides intermediate to advanced tenor sax students with a fun and effective way to learn to play in the specific odd meters: 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, and 9/4. Each etude is based on the chord progression of a different jazz standard, and includes an in-depth analysis of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic devices used. The addition of the odd-time ingredient, along with completely original melodies and improv lines, conv ...more

Product Number:
30823M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
80
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-6395-0
ISBN13:
978-15134-6395-7
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
8/27/2019

This collection of ten jazz etudes with accompanying audio provides intermediate to advanced tenor sax students with a fun and effective way to learn to play in the specific odd meters: 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, and 9/4. Each etude is based on the chord progression of a different jazz standard, and includes an in-depth analysis of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic devices used. The addition of the odd-time ingredient, along with completely original melodies and improv lines, converts what would be mere academic etudes to a delightful jazz listening and playing experience.

If you want to improve your fluency in reading, performing, and improvising in odd time signatures, this is the book for you! A generous number of preparatory exercises gradually introduce the student to not only reading music, but also “hearing how phrases land within a measure” of odd time.

Play-along audio tracks featuring a professional rhythm section (piano, bass, and drums) minus the sax track allow you to play as the soloist. Includes access to online audio.

Prepatory Exercises in 5/4
Prepatory Exercises in 7/4
Etude 1: East Meets Wes
Etude 2: Sleepwalking
Etude 3: Po' Boy Blues
Etude 4: Baby Steps
Etude 5: Tryst
Etude 6: Don't Give a Hoot
Etude 7: Knight Music
Etude 8: The Bermuda Triangle
Etude 9: She's All That
Etude 10: Trane Travel

 
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