Teaching Improv in Your Jazz Ensemble: A Complete Guide for Music Educators by Zachary B. PoulterTeaching Improv in Your Jazz Ensemble: A Complete Guide for Music Educators by Zachary B. Poulter

Teaching Improv in Your Jazz Ensemble: A Complete Guide for Music Educators

byZachary B. PoulterForeword byWillie Hill

Paperback | June 27, 2008

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See the joys, challenges, and exciting possibilities associated with jazz ensemble improvisation with Teaching Improv in Your Jazz Ensemble: A Complete Guide for Music Educators. Zachary B. Poulter presents scholarly research, professional performance techniques, and nuts-and-bolts rehearsal strategies, all of which will help teachers bring the joy of improvisation more fully into the jazz ensemble class. Over 180 arrangements of jazz standards are indexed to correlate with the sequence of improvisation study. Complete lead sheets are provided for each chart so you can determine the exact improvisational requirements of the charts before purchasing them. Using this invaluable resource, you can design an effective sequence for teaching improvisation, and then reinforce it with correlating jazz ensemble charts. Learn how to design a sequence of instruction, interpret chord symbols, rehearse improvisation in a group format, and assess jazz improvisation. Also learn about the philosophy and history of the educational jazz ensemble. See how to integrate different types of resources into a cohesive improvisation curriculum from the resource guide. Uniquely designed to help jazz ensemble directors make the most of the many different improvisation resources available today, this book will be a vital reference for school jazz ensemble directors, as well as in college and university jazz pedagogy courses.
Part 1 Background Information Chapter 2 The Nature and Value of Improvisation Chapter 3 The Evolution of Jazz in Education Chapter 4 What is Successful Improvisation? Chapter 5 Limitations of Current Resources and Practices Chapter 6 Improvisational vs. Written Difficulty Part 7 Teaching Jazz Improvisation 8 Scales, Chords, Progression...
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Title:Teaching Improv in Your Jazz Ensemble: A Complete Guide for Music EducatorsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:242 pages, 8.99 × 6.13 × 0.73 inShipping dimensions:8.99 × 6.13 × 0.73 inPublished:June 27, 2008Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1578868181

ISBN - 13:9781578868186

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See the joys, challenges, and exciting possibilities associated with jazz ensemble improvisation with Teaching Improv in Your Jazz Ensemble: A Complete Guide for Music Educators. Zachary B. Poulter presents scholarly research, professional performance techniques, and nuts-and-bolts rehearsal strategies, all of which will help teachers bring the joy of improvisation more fully into the jazz ensemble class. Over 180 arrangements of jazz standards are indexed to correlate with the sequence of improvisation study. Complete lead sheets are provided for each chart so you can determine the exact improvisational requirements of the charts before purchasing them. Using this invaluable resource, you can design an effective sequence for teaching improvisation, and then reinforce it with correlating jazz ensemble charts. Learn how to design a sequence of instruction, interpret chord symbols, rehearse improvisation in a group format, and assess jazz improvisation. Also learn about the philosophy and history of the educational jazz ensemble. See how to integrate different types of resources into a cohesive improvisation curriculum from the resource guide. Uniquely designed to help jazz ensemble directors make the most of the many different improvisation resources available today, this book will be a vital reference for school jazz ensemble directors, as well as in college and university jazz pedagogy courses.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Background Information Chapter 2 The Nature and Value of Improvisation Chapter 3 The Evolution of Jazz in Education Chapter 4 What is Successful Improvisation? Chapter 5 Limitations of Current Resources and Practices Chapter 6 Improvisational vs. Written Difficulty Part 7 Teaching Jazz Improvisation 8 Scales, Chords, Progressions, and Forms 9 Sequence of Instruction: An Aural Hierarchy 10 Integrating Improvisation Instruction with Performance Charts 11 Instructional Techniques and Activities Chapter 12 Suggested Standards and Assessments for Improvisation Chapter 13 Jazz Improvisation Resources Part 14 Catalog of Jazz Ensemble Charts Chapter 15 Using the Catalog Chapter 16 Catalog part 1: Alphabetical Index of Jazz Ensemble Charts Chapter 17 Catalog part 2: Index of Jazz Ensemble Charts by Difficulty Chapter 18 Catalog part 3: Lead Sheets for Jazz Ensemble Charts

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A fabulous resource for all jazz educators! This text superbly articulates the history of jazz education and aural skills research. Plus, it beautifully coalesces this vital research to point out needed changes in music education and teacher training. Full of valuable resources for jazz educators, it gives them professional insight for selecting great music for their ensembles. I feel well informed having this book in my collection!