Developing Musicianship through Improvisation

Learn to improvise with this groundbreaking,
state-of-the-art book and CD set!

Christopher D. Azzara and Richard F. Grunow

"Amid the flood of new improvisation materials, rare are resources that address beginning through advanced levels—instrumental and vocal. This series is imaginative, and it introduces material in a sequential and systematic manner. Developing Musicianship through Improvisation is an important addition to improvisation pedagogy."

-- Edward W. Sarath
Professor of Music (Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Studies)
The University of Michigan

 

With Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, you will learn to improvise as readily as you would join in a conversation.

Using the tunes in this book, you will build a vocabulary of tonal patterns, melodic phrases, rhythm patterns, and rhythm phrases you can apply to a wide range of music in classical, jazz, and folk styles. You will also read and write music, connecting your improvisation to meaningful experiences with notation.

Each unit in Developing Musicianship through Improvisation contains six components: 1) Repertoire, 2) Patterns and Progressions, 3) Improvising Melodic Phrases, 4) Learning to Improvise – Seven Skills, 5) Reading and Writing, and 6) Learning Solos.

Regardless of your musical background, you can play tunes and learn harmony by ear—skills at the heart of improvisation. This intuitive and engaging approach to Developing Musicianship through Improvisation is a major advance in music teaching and learning.

Christopher D. Azzara is a pianist, author, arranger, and Associate Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music.

Richard F. Grunow is Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music.

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G-6657 Developing Musicianship Through Improvisation, Book 1 - C Instruments (Treble Clef) edition
$34.95
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G-6816 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
C Instrument (Bass Clef) - Book and CD
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G-6820 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
Bb Instrument Book and CD
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G-6817 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
Eb Instrument Book and CD
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G-6818 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
F Instrument Book and CD
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G-6819 Developing Musicianship through Improvisation: Book 1
Vocal Book and CD
$34.95