J. Richard Dunscomb & Dr Willie L. Hill: Jazz Pedagogy - The Jazz Educator's Handbook and Resource Guide

J. Richard Dunscomb & Dr Willie L. Hill: Jazz Pedagogy - The Jazz Educator's Handbook and Resource Guide

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This comprehensive new guide opens the doors to the world of jazz education. You'll find realistic and practical solutions to such topics as the jazz concept, understanding the rhythm section, jazz improvisation and jazz styles, together with a great section on Latin jazz. The DVD presents audio/video demonstrations of rehearsal techniques, how to really teach jazz improvisation and how to understand and improve the rhythm section. An essential package for all musicians concerned with the teaching of jazz.

Written by internationally recognized jazz educators, it provides a foundation and structure for you to plan and implement a successful jazz curriculum. It presents solutions to challenges such as the rhythm section, the saxophone and brass sections, program justification, scheduling, goals, budget, vocal jazz, technology and selecting music. Learn how to rehearse a jazz ensemble, jazz combo, and to give improvisation lessons. Understand how to teach swing, Latin jazz, and improvisation.

The DVD provides more than three hours of audio and video demonstrations of middle school, high school, and college rehearsal techniques (with Bob Mintzer), and demonstrates how to really teach jazz improvisation, how to understand and improve the rhythm section, and how to play and teach Latin jazz styles. Book/DVD, 384 pages

"Finally, a practical book on the logistics of putting together a jazz course" - David Liebman (saxophonist, jazz educator)