Jazz Deck - Textbook in a box

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Jazz Cards




Product Code: JDECK
Author: Brian Switzer
Publisher: NorCal Jazz
Publisher SKU: JazzDeck

by Brian Switzer.

By breaking down the complex and overwhelming lexicon of jazz into tangible tidbits of musical information, JazzDeck helps students take a systematic and hands-on approach to learning how to interpret chord changes..

Teaching music theory in an ensemble setting can require a significant investment of class time. Many directors forgo teaching improvisation in favor of working on concert pieces. JazzDeck will enable teachers to guide their students to interpret chord changes for themselves-with their instruments in their hands!

The multi-dimensional presentation is suitable for players of all levels and instruments. Those who always wanted to learn how to play jazz but were intimidated by the chord changes will succeed with JazzDeck! Decode chord changes & learn how to play jazz IMMEDIATELY. JazzDeck is perfect for all students, music educators and musicians. Amazing jazz theory book in a box demystifies jazz improvisation. JazzDeck transposes for all instruments. Ability to read music not required!

Great for Teachers as well! Teaching the theoretical fundamentals of improvisation to a large ensemble without sacrificing student playing time is one of the biggest challenges music teachers are faced with. This video models teaching a 2-5-1 on "Take the A Train" to a group of mixed instruments.

Watch as students are guided through chord tone arpeggios, decisive chromaticism, proper voice leading and as they put it all together during structured improvisation. Teachers are provided with examples of clear verbal directions and suggestions for further creative classroom implementation.