Contributors: Randy Brecker, Ronald Carter, Robert Knatt, Thara Memory, and Rodney Whitaker
Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz, Volume 2 is the much-anticipated successor to the acclaimed first book in this series, providing insights of today’s top jazz educators and performers as well as invaluable analyses of the best repertoire published for jazz ensembles, from developing to advanced levels.
Central to this volume are the Teacher Resource Guides for 100 of the top jazz charts for developing, intermediate, and advanced ensembles.
Each Teacher Resource Guide provides detailed background information on the chart’s composer and its historical perspective, plus technical and stylistic considerations, a discussion of musical elements, and a measure-by-measure description of the form and structure of each piece. These Teacher Resource Guides provide deep insights for jazz leaders looking to identify and prepare works for ensembles of all sizes and experience levels.
Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz, Volume 2 is a major contribution for jazz educators and leaders. This volume is an essential tool to enhance your teaching and your students’ understanding of jazz.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Creative Clinic Workshop: How to Stimulate Your Individual Creative Process
Chapter 3: Cultural Approaches to Teaching Jazz Improvisation
Chapter 4: The Human Art of Improvisation
Chapter 5: Building a successful Middle School Jazz Program
Chapter 6: The Role of the Double Bass