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The Articulate Jazz Musician - Mastering the Language of Jazz (Book)

By Caleb Chapman and Jeff Coffin
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Award-winning jazz educator Caleb Chapman and multi-Grammy-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin have created a highly effective approach to jazz articulation. Step-by-step, this book details Caleb's proven approach for mastering the fundamentals of jazz articulation, phrasing, and interpretation. Inside each book are 17 units with exciting, original compositions by Jeff Coffin, carefully designed to reinforce these concepts. The included CD has both demo and play-along tracks featuring a world-class quartet of Jeff Coffin (tenor saxophone), Victor Wooten (bass), Roy "Futureman" Wooten (drums), and Chris Walters (piano). This method makes approaching jazz articulation easy and fun. Follow the explanations, do lots of listening, play along, practice what you have heard, and before long you, too, will be an articulate jazz musician!

Song List:

  • 3 Is A Magic Number---Articulating Triplets ("Triple Agents")
  • About The Authors
  • Appendix A: Glossary
  • Appendix B: Basic Jazz Articulation Syllable Quick Guide
  • Articulating The Jazz Language
  • Articulating The Release ("The Big Giant")
  • Double Your Pleasure---Articulating In A Double-Time Feel ("Twice As Nice")
  • Funk And Rock ("A Little Something")
  • Introduction
  • It Don't Mean A Thing---Basic Swing Conception
  • Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #1---Du And Dot Syllables ("One More Once")
  • Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #2---Accenting Tops Of Contour ("Dexter's Hat")
  • Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #3---Du-Wah Syllables ("Jump On The Bus")
  • Jazz Articulation Rule Exception #4---Ghosted Notes, The Nn Syllable ("Fats Wailer")
  • Other Articulation Effects And Embellishments ("What's Up, What's Down?")
  • Overall Review ("Wrappin' Up")
  • Preface
  • Review Da, Ah, Du, And Dot Syllables ("Just Say Nola")
  • Review Da, Ah, Du, Dot, And Wah Syllables ("Coco's Blues")
  • Review Triplets, Double-Time Feel, And Ghosted Notes ("Slinky Sideways")
  • Say What? The Art Of Active Listening
  • The Jazz Articulation Rule---Da And Ah Syllables ("Strollin'")

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Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Catalogue Number: 00-40594
Northwest Product Number: 124-0103-00-002

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