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NEW from Randy Hunter JAZZ
NEW: Two new jazz improvisation lessons available as eBooks for iPad.
Using your iPad, visit the iBookstore through your iBooks app and search Randy Hunter Jazz for free samples and to purchase these books.
Online Jazz Improvisation Lessons
These are a little different than the video podcasts you may already be familiar with. Each lesson comes with a Quicktime video outlining a practice method or routine, & a PDF offering written instruction & exercises that you can take to the practice room.

Lessons are available for players of many different skill levels, & are rated according to difficulty.


The JAZZ Approach

Click to visit our website featuring online saxophone lessons for beginners. Learn to play the saxophone with a jazz approach. Free introductory sax lessons.


Level 3 Jazz Etudes
Introductory Etudes in Jazz Comprehension, Book 1
Complete Jazz Styles Duets Book 1
Set The Stage Combo series

Educational books from Randy Hunter Jazz:
Randy Hunter Jazz features the “Complete Jazz Styles” series of jazz etude, duet, & combo books. This site offers material for private and group instruction. For advanced players, or students just learning to play jazz, books in this series offer instruction on jazz styles ranging from swing, to bop, funk, rock, & Latin.

New Release: Level Three: Jazz Etudes for Saxophone

Level Three includes 24 advanced jazz saxophone etudes with a play-along disc containing slow & fast accompaniment tracks & demonstrations. An extensive section on jazz theory is included.

Jazz etude & duet books are available for tenor sax, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, flute. Jazz combo books are available for wind & rhythm section instruments.


First Steps to Jazz Improvisation

First Steps to Jazz Improvisation can jump-start your journey into jazz by using the basics that all students and musicians already know - major scales.

Improvise For Real

Improvise for Real offers a refreshingly clear and simple vision of harmony that allows anyone to understand music and to enjoy creating it themselves. The exercises are easy to understand and fun to practice. You will learn to improvise over jazz standards, blues songs, pop music or any other style you would like to play. And you will learn to express your own music, playing directly from your musical imagination.

Jazz Everyone:

The Jazz Everyone language system will get you improvising right away through their online lessons. All instruments, all levels.

The Giant Steps Scratch Pad by Robert M. Hartig

At last, a practice book designed to help jazz instrumentalists master John Coltrane's "Giant Steps"! The Giant Steps Scratch Pad gives you: • a brief overview of "Giant Steps" theory • insights & tips for using this book as a practice companion • 155 licks & patterns divided into two parts to help you cultivate facility in both the A & B sections of "Giant Steps" • 2 pages featuring the augmented scale-the "universal scale" for Giant Steps harmony
Available in C, Bb, Eb, and bass clef editions

TRADITION IS A TEMPLE explores New Orleans’ unique musical culture & the fragility of tradition in the modern world. The movie weaves together intimate personal discussions shot over a four year span with once-in-a-lifetime studio performances by New Orleans greats. We’re currently fundraising for post-production costs through a crowd funding website called Kickstarter.com.

A new aid for learning jazz improvisation

A new aid for linear improvisation

Website of Jude Hibler & Dale Bruning featuring educational jazz books, CD's, & concert information.

"Free Improvisation: A Practical Guide" - This is a 120 page Improvisation Workbook that students & professionals alike can enjoy.

Craig's site features his blog, workshops, CD's, & ear training method entitled, "New Ears Resolution". By playing along with the “New Ears” CD, you learn to recognize all of the various notes in the major scale, & you become adept at finding any scale degree on your instrument in any key.

Michele Weir is an internationally respected arranger, teacher & singer/pianist. Visit the MichMusic Store for books, CDs, vocal group & Big Band arrangements. Contact her for MichMusic Personal Study, or visit the Free Downloads page.

Trevor Salloum is a percussionist & teacher specializing in jazz, Afro-Cuban & Middle Eastern music. He is a best selling author with Mel Bay Publications.

Bassist/Composer/Teacher Jon Burr's website

We here at Sher Music Company are pleased to make available to musicians world-wide an assortment of the finest jazz and Latin music books on the market. Our books are made by musicians, for musicians and are designed to be the most informative and comprehensive books ever published on their respective topics.

Website of guitarist, composer, educator, and author Garrison Fewell offers information on his lessons, clinics, jazz workshops, educational publications, recordings, and performances

This site sells CD's and Sheet Music by award winning composer, Jens Wendelboe, for Big Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band and more.

Books and CDs

In this series of books the player internalizes the "theory" by playing: they create their own technique exercises which are from the beginning played without reading.

* See the review of David Beecroft's new book, "Perfecting Intonation" on the Jazz Reviews Page.

Tommy Stewart
Music For The Ages

Arrangements for Jazz Sextet, Big Band, Symphonic Arrangements, Music Downloads, & Books. Trumpet player, pianist, arranger, producer, & composer, Tommy Stewart is best described as the quintessential jazz musician. Tommy has had a very impressive musical career, which has spanned over 40 years.

Richard Corpolongo has four books on improvisation, "217 Sequences For The Contemporary Musician" and "Improvisation" a set of three books (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced). One play-a-long DVD to cover all the material in the three improvisation books.


The Pat Martino transcription site & the Grand Central homepage


An affordable place to find and have jazz solos transcribed. Tune transposing and music notation services are also available.

Aaron Santee is a Christian saxophonists and EWI player, author of several instructional books, saxophone designer, and private instructor based in southern Wisconsin. Some of his publications include: "SAXOPHONE - Everything Sax Players Should Know!" and "Jazz Improv Lab Dominant 7".


The World's Only Source for Downloadable Play-Along Tracks is owned and operated by Bill Harrison.

These tracks allow you to practice the forms, turnarounds and harmonic cycles that are the backbone of traditional and contemporary jazz. You'll be able to study and internalize many of the harmonic and rhythmic fundamentals you'll need to play any tune, any style, any tempo. You can also work on specific tunes with the new STANDARDS tracks.


Swingin' Fox Music

This site features a jazz book and CD by jazz clinician Lenore Raphael called Jazz Master Class.

Started in 1980 as a company that published songs in the jazz and musical theater vein, we expanded our catalog to include show tunes and children’s music.

It is our goal to create and distribute the best original music in the world of jazz and cabaret. We have also written and produced shows for children that focus on “Jazz for Kids” with original stories such as “Sandy”s Sound” and songs that teach children about the evoulution of jazz.

Jazzlegends.com presents the world's greatest jazz and drumming legends on the Web via this singular collection of videos, CDs and Books.

Danny Garrett's Practical Drumset: Workbook & DVD

Whether you are at a beginner's level or an advanced player looking to improve your drumming basics, you'll find Practical Drumset to be a useful tool.

Professional 8 String Lap Steel Guitars & Console Steel Guitars Instructional DVDs C6th Tuning for Beginners

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