Jazz Fiddle Wizard, Junior, Book 1 (Norgaard, Martin)(Mel Bay Publications)

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Title: Jazz Fiddle Wizard, Junior, Book 1

Online Audio

Author: Martin Norgaard

Published by: Mel Bay Publications

Pages: 48 p.

ISBN: ISBN10: 0-7866-9344-4   ISBN 13: 978-0-7866-9344-3

Other designations: 20186M

Contents: Lesson 1: Improvising with Rhythms

  • Tuning note A 440
  • Play-along: Rhythms on open A, four times each
  • Q & A: Repeat rhythms, one measure each
  • Q & A: Answer with different rhythms
  • Q & A: Repeat rhythms, two measures each
  • Q & A: Answer with different rhythms
  • Solo: Twelve-bar rhythm solo, first listen then play your own

Lesson 2: Improvising with Rhythm and Pitch

  • Play-along: D minor pentatonic scale, one octave, three times
  • Play-along: Figures on one-octave D minor pentatonic scale
  • Q &A: Repeat figures, D start note, one measure each
  • Q &A: Repeat figures, A start note, one measure each
  • Q & A: Repeat figures, D start note, includes skip, one measure each
  • Q & A: Repeat figures, any start note, one measure each
  • Q & A: Answer with improvised figure, one measure each
  • Q & A: Answer with improvised figure, two measures each
  • Solo: Example solo by Martin Norgaard

Advanced: Adding the Blues Note and Effects

  • Play-along: D Blues scale, three times
  • Q & A: Repeat figure
  • Q & A: Answer figure
  • Play-along: Listen to the "Blues effects"

Wizard Blues

  • Play-along: Martin Norgaard and Paul Nelson play all parts and solo

Lesson 3: Using the Entire Scale

  • Play-along: G major scale in quarters, swing eighths and mixed rhythms
  • Play-along: G major scale with rhythms from Lesson 1
  • Play-along: G major scale with two different rhythms
  • Play-along: G major scale in eighth notes
  • Play-along: G major scale with improvised rhythms
  • Play-along: Change direction on the scale using only quarter notes
  • Play-along: Change direction and improvise rhythms
  • Play-along: Start on a different note
  • Play-along: Add repeated notes
  • Play-along: Add skips
  • Q & A: Answer with improvised figure, two measures each
  • Solo: Example solo by Martin Norgaard

Advanced: Adding Triplets and Sixteenths

  • Play-along: G major scale in triplets and rhythms
  • Q & A: Answer with improvised figure using triplets, two measures each

Sweet Rose

  • Play-along: Martin Norgaard and Paul Nelson play all parts and solo

Lesson 4: Improvising with One Note Changing

  • Play-along: Listen to see how B and B-flat fit each chord
  • Q & A: Repeat rhythms on B and B-flat, one measure each
  • Q & A: Repeat figures, start on B or B-flat, one measure each
  • Q & A: Repeat figures, any start note, one measure each
  • Play-along: E minor pentatonic scale with B changing to B-flat
  • Q & A: Add rhythms to the scale, four measures each
  • Q & A: Change direction, four measures each
  • Q & A: Use different rhythms on Em and C7, four measures each
  • Solo: Example solo by Martin Norgaard

Advanced: Using the Full Register

  • Play-along: E minor pentatonic scale with B and B-flat in full register
  • Play-along: Change direction
  • Q & A: Full register, four measures each

Canta Island

  • Play-along: Martin Norgaard and Paul Nelson play all parts and solo

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