Vinson Hill takes you on a spectacularly entertaining journey through jazz and the Blues, a laymans approach to this truly unique and original American art form. Filled with history, instruction and rip-roaring musical examples from Mr. Hills piano and a full jazz section, the book and companion CD are a valuable course on this truly American art form. By the time you finish this armchair tour, you will be amazed at the musical knowledge youve gathered along the way. An imperative for any developing musician, and for anyone who just wants to brush up on the development of this very important type of music.
Includes a high-quality printed book filled with narrative text and musical examples: and a narrated compact disc filled with musical examples played by Vinson Hill and a cadre of illustrious jazz pros.
- 1) Stephen Foster- Swanee River
- 2) Vinson Hill- exploring traditional vs. blues scales in melody
- 3) Stephen Foster- Swanee River
- 4) Vinson Hill- exploring harmonies and chords
- 5) Vinson Hill- exploring rhythm
- 6) Vinson Hill- syncopation
- 7) Vinson Hill- improvisation
- 8) Vinson Hill- special color effects
- 9) Vinson Hill- forms
- 10) Vinson Hill- The Blues
- 11) Vinson Hill- summing it all up