Judy Niemack: Hear It and Sing It - Exploring Modal Jazz

Judy Niemack: Hear It and Sing It - Exploring Modal Jazz

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If you've always enjoyed vocal scat singing by legendary artists such as Elle Fitzgerald, but never sure where to start to learn the techniques and theory involved, then this is the book for you!

This great book/CD pack is an effective and fun way to improve your vocal technique and internalise the major scale modes, so often used in jazz music.

Designed for jazz singers, students of improvisation or ear training, choir directors and teachers of vocal jazz, it's an enjoyable way to learn the modes thoroughly and discover their possibilities.

The CD includes vocal warm-ups suitable for all levels, exercises in each mode of the major scale, rhythm section tracks without vocals for improvisation, and more.

The book includes transcriptions of the warm-ups, a brief history of modal jazz, theory basics, the modes of the major scale, scat syllables, transcriptions of the modal workouts, and much more.

Bk/CD, 72 pages


"Finally, a clear explanation and demostration of the use of modes! This book fills a huge void in vocal jazz education." Dan Haerle, pianist and author of 'The Jazz Language'.

"...Intelligent and well conceived. The CD is great - a useful practice tool - and Judy's beautiful singing is a fabulous model for other singers!" Michele Weir, vocalist, jazz educator and author of 'Vocal Improvisation'.