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Jazz Phrasing for Beginners by Greg Fishman

Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:01 PM
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Hi to everyone at NASA, I'm really excited to share the news of my latest book with you, [I]Jazz Phrasing for Beginners.[/I] This is the prequel to my more advanced books, [I]Jazz Saxophone Etudes[/I] and [I]Jazz Saxophone Duets,[/I] and it's perfect for improving phrasing, tone and style. This book is designed to work well for players with as little as one year of playing experience, yet, it's sophisticated enough to teach advanced classical players the basic concepts of jazz phrasing and style and it does this in a fun and satisfying rhythmic and harmonic setting. [IMG]http://www.gregfishmanjazzstudios.com/JPFB-COVER---FISHMAN-WEB.jpg[/IMG] Jazz Phrasing for Beginners is the perfect introduction to jazz for all aspiring saxophonists. The book features ten melodic pieces which are easy to play, yet convey the essence of mainstream (Swing/Bebop/Bossa) jazz vocabulary. The short, catchy pieces demonstrate how to use sequences and voice-leading to make a musical statement, while clearly outlining the chord progression, without the need for advanced technical or reading abilities. Just like my other books, alto and tenor saxophonists read the same written part. The rhythm section is recorded in two different keys. This ensures that the saxophone is always playing in the perfect range. All of the tunes are based on the chord changes of well-known standards. You can view and hear samples from the new book at my educational website: website Here are a few comments on the book from some top players and teachers in the industry: "This is the perfect foundation for learning jazz." --Jamey Aebersold "This book is a monument to Greg Fishman's superb teaching skills, as well as his clear understanding of the jazz student's early needs." --Jerry Coker "This new book of Greg's is the DNA of jazz education and the best of its kind to date." -Tim Price, Professor of Saxophone, The New School, New York "The perfect book for the novice jazz saxophonist." --Gary Keller, Professor of Saxophone, University of Miami "This book clearly shows beginning and intermediate improvisation students the best way to understand the process of speaking the jazz language." --Mark Colby, Saxophone Professor, DePaul University and Elmhurst College "...Fun, well-written, catchy tunes in a variety of styles for developing jazz players -- highly recommended." -Dr. Gregory W. Yasinitsky, Regents Professor of Music & Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Washington State University "This book is the perfect introduction to the jazz idiom for younger players." --Alan Barnes, leading U.K. saxophonist, composer, arranger and teacher "Greg Fishman has finally done it. He has created a book that addresses the needs of the novice jazz player without making them feel as if they are playing remedial music. -Dr. Paul Haar, Associate Professor of Saxophone, Coordinator of Jazz Studies, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Thanks for taking the time to check out my book! All the best, Greg Fishman website


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