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NYJA Gift Certificates Gift Certificates can be used for any and all NYJA programs! They can be redeemed for classes, lessons, ensembles, online classes, and annual membership. If you specify the recipient, the occasion, and the shipping address, we also will send a physical gift certificate via mail. If you need the gift certificate even sooner, no worries, we can also email you a PDF version for you to print.
Javier Arau – 365 Ways Of Practicing Major Scales In Thirds “365 Ways Of Practicing Major Scales In Thirds is a great book with an incredible number of ways to practice scales in thirds, the principles of which can easily be applied to working with other scalular material, such as modes. It is also not a book for saxophonists per se, but for all treble clef and treble clef reading musicians.” — Saxophone Journal
Wayne Escoffery – A Practical Method of Playing Changes “A Practical Method of Playing Changes” is a method book meant as a clear and practical guide for improvising over common chords and chord progressions, and for developing fluency in all the keys. Many of the tools discussed in this book were taught to Wayne first hand by master improvisors such as Barry Harris, George Coleman and Jackie Mclean. The book also includes some devices that Wayne has come up with over the years to facilitate comfort in playing through chord changes.
Tom Dempsey – The Jazz Guitar Experience: A quick guide to jazz styles through the years (Book & CD) Take a trip through the history of jazz with The Jazz Guitar Experience. Designed for intermediate to advanced guitarists who are already comfortable with the basic chordal and melodic vocabulary of jazz, this concise, comprehensive overview of important styles, techniques, and artists covers every era of the genrefrom gypsy jazz and cool jazz to bebop, fusion, and modern jazz. You will also learn about other styles that have influenced jazz music along the way, such as bossa nova and the blues. Exploring the history of jazz will give you a greater understanding of the jazz music of today, and youll learn to apply many practical skills to your playing for completely authentic performances. Youll become a more versatile and well-rounded guitarist, able to handle a wide range of musical situations. So break out of your comfort zone and experiment with many new facets of jazz with The Jazz Guitar Experience. The CD demonstrates all the music examples in the book.
Erica von Kleist – A Cool Approach to Jazz Theory “I find it to be a real step by step method for the beginning jazz student…tying in theory and improvisation and the importance of playing all on your instruments. That is the key!” — Justin DiCioccio Director of Jazz Studies, Manhattan School of Music