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Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz for Beginning Ensembles

Jazz for Beginning Ensembles

By Ben L. Huntoon

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Jazz for Beginning Ensembles. Composed by Ben L. Huntoon, Ronald Carter, and Dean Sorenson. Edited by Richard Miles. Teaching Music Through Performance. Music Education. GIA Publications #9022. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-9022).

Item Number: GI.G-9022

ISBN 9781622771769. English.

By Ronald Carter, Roosevelt Griffin, Ben Huntoon, Brian Logan, Rob Parton, Willis Rapp, and Dean Sorenson. Compiled and edited by Richard Miles.

With this volume, the celebrated Teaching Music through Performance series is available for the first time for leaders of beginning jazz ensembles. This edition pairs practical perspectives from world-class jazz educators and performers - who specialize in working with beginning ensembles - together with Teacher Resource Guides for more than 60 of the best jazz charts published for beginning ensembles.

Part II: Conductor as Teacher focuses on the best jazz repertoire published today for beginning ensembles and provides a Teacher Resource Guide for each work. Each Teacher Resource Guide includes background information on both the composer and the history of each chart, technical and stylistic considerations, a discussion of musical elements of the work, and measure-by-measure rehearsal tips for the best jazz repertoire tailored for beginning ensembles. The repertoire covers Grade 1 through Grade 3.5.

This book is a truly significant resource for both beginning jazz educators and their students, and an invaluable contribution to the field.

Chapter 1: Recruitment and Rehearsal Strategies for the Beginning Jazz Ensemble
Chapter 2: Scheduling Options for the Beginning Jazz Ensemble
Chapter 3: Beginning Jazz Ensemble Instrumentation
Chapter 4: Basic Jazz Articulations for Beginning Jazz Band
Chapter 5: Beginning Jazz Improvisation
Chapter 6: Selected Resources

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