John O'Neill: Developing Jazz Technique for Clarinet

John O'Neill: Developing Jazz Technique for Clarinet

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Developing Jazz Technique for Clarinet follows on from John O'Neill's Jazz Method for Clarinet and helps the intermediate level player take their jazz skills to a new level.

The 22 pieces are written in a variety of styles, including blues, swing, New Orleans, ragtime, jazz rock, bossa nova, samba, salsa, calypso, reggae and South African.

Particular emphasis is given to helping the student to improvise over chord sequences such as the II-V-I progression. Idiomatic effects are explained including vibrato, subtone and note bending. Several new scales are introduced, including the whole tone and diminished scales and a section is dedicated to patterns contains many ideas for practising in all 12 keys. A superb rhythm section of Mark Crooks (cl), Phil Lee (g), Simon Woolf (bs) and Steven Brown (dr) provides backing for all of the pieces and exercises on the accompanying CD. Text in English, French and German.

Bk/CD, 88 pages