In the last one hundred years, jazz has experienced many evolutions in style. Although these jazz styles have different music elements, they share the two most important elements of jazz music -- improvisation and swing. In this book, we will start with swing, and learn how to improvise within a swing feel.
This book consists of three parts and the attached two CDs.
◎ Part I: The goal of these 20 exercises is to learn how to swing. They start with basic rhythm and articulation.
◎ Part II: The 12 etudes focus on ”rhythm.” Each etude introduces an idiomatical rhythm in the jazz style.
◎ Part III: The 10 tunes are based on chord progressions from well-known jazz standards. The play-alongs on these tunes could also be accompaniments of the jazz standards that they refer to.
◎ The CDs contain demonstrations of all exercises / etudes / tunes, and play-alongs. 作者簡介 李承育Cheng-Yu LEE
A classical and jazz saxophonist, Cheng-Yu Lee teaches saxophone and jazz history/appreciation/theory/performance in National Taipei University of Education, Hsinchu University of Education, and Fu Jen Catholic University.
Lee earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University in 1997. He obtained his Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from University of North Texas in 2004 after receiving music certificate from Bowling Green State University in 2001.
During the years in U.S., he studied classical saxophone with Dr. John Sampen, Dr. Eugene Rousseau, and Dr. Eric Nestler, and jazz studies with James Miglia, Mike Steniel, James Riggs and John Murphy.
Lee leads Onyx Jazz Quartet and won the 1st Prize in ”Chrysler & ICRT Jazz Competition” in 2005, and Creative Award in ”Land Music Awards” in 2006. In 2007, Onyx Jazz Quartet released their first album ”Reliance.” Lee is currently the director of Taipei Jazz Orchestra.
Lee released his first classical album ”Fantaisie” in 2009, and was nominated the Best Arranger Award in the 21st ”Golden Melody Awards.” His books ”Jazz Theory for Novices” published by Mercury Publishing House in 2007. 演奏者簡介 ◎ 薩克斯風■李承育saxophone / Cheng-yu Lee
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