Cooper & Sickler: Jazz Phrasing - A Workshop for the Jazz Vocalist
Jazz Phrasing - A Workshop for the Jazz Vocalist is a hands-on approach to fine-tuning important elements of jazz phrasing. The book (with an 85-track CD included) allows you to see how the music you hear is notated; hear the melody played instrumentally, accompanied by an experienced jazz rhythm section; hear many of the examples sung; and lets you experiment on your own with rhythm section tracks.
Topics include: Specific Rhythm Phrasing interpreting 8th notes, specific rhythm figures; Open Phrasing exploring tempos and styles, working with ballads; Tips on Performance choosing a tempo and counting off, telling the song's story, working with your ensemble; and more. The accompanying CD lets you: compare transcriptions to recorded examples, listen to vocal and instrumental examples, sing along with the rhythm section, create backgrounds and analyse arrangements.
Jazz Phrasing is a perfect workbook for all jazz vocalists.
Bk/CD, 50 pages