Understanding Jazz






Product Code: MMOCD7009
Publisher: Music Minus One
ISBN-13: 978-1-59615-693-7
ISBN-10: 1-59615-693-7
Publisher SKU: MMOCD7009
UPC-A: 77712370097
Instrumentation: Instructional - Music & Musicians

Vinson Hill takes you on a spectacularly entertaining journey through jazz and the Blues, a layman's approach to this truly unique and original American art form. Filled with history, instruction and rip-roaring musical examples from Mr. Hill's piano and a full jazz section, the book and companion CD are a valuable course on this truly American art form. By the time you finish this armchair tour, you will be amazed at the musical knowledge you've gathered along the way. An imperative for any developing musician, and for anyone who just wants to brush up on the development of this very important type of music.

Includes a high-quality printed book filled with narrative text and musical examples; and a narrated compact disc filled with musical examples played by Vinson Hill and a cadre of illustrious jazz pros.


Swanee River
Exploring Traditional vs. Blues Scales in Melody
Swanee River
Exploring Harmonies and Chords
Exploring Rhythm
Special 'Color' Effects
The Blues
Summing It All Up