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THE JAZZ GIG, 1st SET on USB Drive
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 Tools for learning tunes and techniques for performing great jazz gigs

Study a collection of jazz standards designed to help you build your jazz vocabulary.  These popular and important tunes will help you gain the knowledge and experience you need to play with other jazz musicians.  You’ll study each tune in such a way as to give you confidence in playing the melody, comping the chord changes and soloing within the song form.  The jazz ideas and concepts you’ll learn from these songs can then be applied to other jazz tunes.  You’ll explore each tune thoroughly and woodshed it inside and out. 

INCLUDES:  Over 10 hours of video instruction all demonstrated close up, slowly by measure then rehearsed by section. Also printable PDF arrangements and worksheets in tab, standard notation and chord grids plus Mp3 tracks, all on one USB drive. 

Covered in this course:

THE MELODIES are presented in either single notes, octaves, alla Wes Montgomery style or as chord melodies.  

THE COMPING ARRANGEMENTS will give you new new chord voicings and ideas for an interesting backing for soloists and singers. 

THE IMPROV INSIGHTS will help you maneuver a solo through the chords and offer ideas and concepts in soloing that apply to any jazz standard.  

 THE CRAFTED SOLOS will give you beautiful jazz lines which can serve as a memorized solos, or a launching pad for your improvisation.  They can also serve as anchors. to start and end sections.  Countless licks are contained in each solo.  

EVERY LESSON is demonstrated close up and slowly by measure then rehearsed by section.  Also includes a workbook with each lesson in standard notation as well as tab and/or chord grids plus Mp3 play along tracks. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

WHAT IS JAZZ?  Explore the characteristics of jazz to prepare yourself to enjoy and play it.  Discover the common threads found in all styles of jazz.  In a brief history Rich explains that jazz is the basis of a musical conversation between musicians.  Next examine the jazz vocabulary that makes up the language of jazz and Rich expands on improvisation within a framework.

 DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME  Master this Duke Ellington hit with three lessons; a chord melody, a comping arrangement and a simple solo.  The bluesy feel of this mid tempo tune is a fun to play and easily recognized by everyone.  The tune is only 16 bars long so it can be quick to learn and add to your set list.  Includes three lessons a chord melody, simple crafted solo and comping arrangement.

TUNE UP  A fun Miles Davis jazz classic full of 2-5-1 changes.  This tune can be played in most all jazz styles and tempos. Four lessons include a chord melody, a melodic comping arrangement, a crafted 16 bar solo and a second alternate solo. 

SUMMER SAMBA   Also known as So Nice is a popular Brazilian Bossa Nova tune often called at jam sessions.  It’s an easier song to learn because  bbb bbbnbeca   of its repetitive melody and fun to add your improv ideas to.  Four lessons includes a chord melody, a simple melodic solo, an effective comping arrangement and a scale etude study.

LITTLE BOAT A fun and important song to learn because of its sequential chord progression.  It offers an opportunity to transpose chord voicings and get them into your hands.   By using a sequential chord progression this song offers the opportunity to transpose chord voicings and get them into your hands. Lessons include a single note melody as well as a chord melody, two simple 16 bar solos, two comping arrangements, an improv insight study plus nine musical motifs or phrases for the song’s chord progression.

KILLER JOE Written by jazz saxophonist Benny Golson in the 50s, this jazz standard was a big hit for Quincy Jones in the 70's.  The simple chord melody is followed by a 32 bar solo stressing the use of one bar phrases and then echoing them over a different chord change.  This helps you focus on the development of one short phrase instead of rambling on and on with new information throughout a solo.

GEORGIA  A 1930's enduring standard by Hoagy Carmichael that bridges the gap between blues and jazz.  This smooth, easy feel tune was a #1 hit by Ray Charles in 1960.  Includes seven lessons; a chord melody, an octave head, a solo, a basic comping arrangement, an arpeggio study and a an octave arpeggio study plus a fingerstyle arrangement.