12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes
12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes is a new series of books by Yellowjackets sax man Bob Mintzer written for all instruments, including bass.
Designed for beginner- to intermediate-level musicians, this book covers 12 jazz, blues and funk etudes composed by Mintzer in a variety of jazz styles, tempos, and time signatures.
A play-along CD is included, along with transcription excercises, composition exercises and a practice page with scales and chords.
The book focuses on learning these skills:
- Melodic composition
- Sight reading
- Motivic development
- Scales and chords
- Jazz concept
- Major and minor blues
- Jazz waltz
- Slow/Medium/Fast swing
- Funky groove