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Essential Jazz Etudes: The Blues by Jack Wilkins

ESSENTIAL JAZZ ETUDES: THE BLUES, comes with a play-along CD which the guitarist will appreciate. As a reference work, this is an ideal book to have in the home library.

Jazz musicians will find the work attractive and informative with whatever instruments they perform with!

The introduction is crisp, informative, and gets everything off to a fine start. There are tips given, and they are highly useful.

Chords and scales are covered. A nice explanation of essential blues and pentatonic scales is given, along with ii-V-1 progressions. Compositions are included such as "Blue Sax," "Bridge Over Muddy Waters," "Too Sharp Blues," "Blue Caboose," "BeBoppin" Alice," among others.

Presented in a lively manner, this book will entertain and educate. This is a useful blues reference to have on hand. Highly recommended.Jack Wilkins ESSENTIAL JAZZ ETUDES: THE BLUES is an exciting book to work with! It comes with a play-along CD.'

Additional Info

  • Book Title: Essential Jazz Etudes: The Blues
  • Author: Jack Wilkins
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Book Type:: Musical Instruction
  • ISBN: 786662131
  • Rating: Five Stars
  • Number of Pages: 32
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