for Various Instruments
by David P. Miller
These thirty etudes
are outstanding studies of the jazz idiom. They are ideal training
for musicians of all levels, whether just getting started in jazz,
or already experienced.
I wrote these studies
because I'd never seen jazz etudes before, and I needed them to
train my school's jazz band musicians. They worked out much better
than I expected. The students loved them! They wound up memorizing
their favorites, playing them over and over again.
The good thing about
these etudes is that each one is an actual tune, not just some
boring over-and-over again exercise. Even though the etudes make
great musical sense, they also each focus on a certain area of the
jazz idiom, helping the students learn feeling, expression, swing,
syncopation, upbeat accents, and how to become comfortable reading
music that's written in the jazz style.
AVAILABLE FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS!
You can purchase a
part for any instrument. Parts are available in the following
C part, high (for
flutes, piccolo, violins, etc.)
C part, low (for
oboes, keyboard percussion, etc.)
B-flat part (for
trumpet, tenor sax, etc.)
E-flat part (for
alto saxophone, alto clarinet, etc.)
F part (for Horns,
Bass Clef part,
high (for trombone, baritone, cello, etc.)
Bass Clef part,
low (for tuba, contrabass, etc.)
If you need another
transposition, just ask.
PLAYABLE ALONE OR IN A GROUP!
These parts can be
practiced and played solo or together as an ensemble.
People usually don't
like etudes or musical studies. They do them reluctantly, like
lifting weights. But believe me, everyone loves to play these
etudes. I brought them to a rehearsal of a Brass Quintet comprised
of three band directors, a doctor, and an intelligence analyst --
they couldn't get enough! They wanted to play them at every
I guarantee you'll
love 'em too. If you don't, just let me know within 30 days and
I'll give you your money back.
Preview the first
etude of the series right here in your browser. View the etude in
B-flat here, or
view the etude in bass clef (low) here.
The price for Thirty
Jazz Etudes is $29.97 for each part, in
PDF format, so you can make as many copies of each as you wish.
Please see our
duplication policy on our Copyright
Page. To order this piece, see our Order