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GETTING STARTED - Just starting to play jazz? These books are for you.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL - Need some fresh ideas? Try these resources.
HORN PLAYERS - Books for woodwind and brass players.
GUITARISTS - Comping, soloing, chord voicings and more.
PIANISTS - Comping, soloing, chord voicings and more for keyboard players.
BASSISTS - Walking, latin rhythms, soloing, etc.
DRUMMERS - Fundamentals, styles, advanced techniques...
VIBRAPHONE - Chord voicings, technique, soloing.
VOCALISTS - Technique, repertoire, scat singing.
FAKE BOOKS - The best books in the biz - 100% legal.
DOWNLOADABLE SHEET MUSIC - Fine collections of standards and The Digital Real Book.
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A Guide to Jazz Improvisation C Instruments by John LaPorta
A Guide to Jazz Improvisation - Bb Instruments by John LaPorta
A Guide to Jazz Improvisation - Eb Instruments by John LaPorta
A Guide to Jazz Improvisation: Bass Clef Instruments by John LaPorta
The Blues Scales: by Dan Greenblatt
Blues Improvisation Complete - C Instruments by Jeff Harrington
Blues Improvisation Complete - Bb Instruments by Jeff Harrington
Blues Improvisation Complete - Eb Instruments by Jeff Harrington
Blues Improvisation Complete - Bass Instruments by Jeff Harrington
The Jazz Language: A Theory Text for Jazz Composition and Improvisation by Dan Haerle
The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine
The Real Easy Book - Volume 1
The Real Easy Book - Volume 2
The Real Easy Ear Training Book by Roberta Radley (Berklee)
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL BOOKS
Practicing the Jazz Vocabulary by Dan Hesler
250 Jazz Patterns by Evan Tate
Blues and Rhythm Changes in All Keys by Evan Tate
Forward Motion by Hal Galper
The Serious Jazz Practice Book for All Instruments: Melodic Materials for the Modern Jazz Soloist by Barry Finnerty
Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice (Berklee Press) by Ted Pease
Saxophonist Randy Hunter's excellent books for horn players:
Complete Jazz Styles, Books 1 & 2 for sax, trumpet, trombone & flute
Complete Jazz Styles Duets for sax, trumpet, trombone & flute
Set the Stage Jazz Combo Arrangements
The Art of Jazz Trumpet by John McNeil
Exploring Jazz Trumpet: An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique and Improvisation by Ollie Weston and Mark Armstrong
Complete Jazz Styles Introductory Etudes in Jazz Comprehension, Book1: Trombone by Randy Hunter
Jazz Trombone: Concepts and Ideas by Jiggs Whigham
Level Three Jazz Etudes for Saxophone by Randy Hunter
Two great books by our friend jazz saxophonist Greg Fishman:
Jazz Saxophone Duets
Jazz Saxophone Etudes
12 Contemporary Jazz Etudes: Tenor Saxophone by Bob Mintzer
Jazz Style and Technique Workbook for All Saxophones by Brian Kane
An excellent book by our colleague guitarist Scott Reed:
Getting into Guitar Improvising: A Systematic Approach to Soloing
Jazz Guitar Structures by Andrew Green
Jazz Guitar Single Note Soloing, Volume 2 by Ted Greene
Intervallic Designs for Jazz Guitar by Joe Diorio
Jazz Guitar Comping by Andrew Green
Through Chord Melody and Beyond by Howard Morgen
Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol. 1: The Drop 2 Book by Randy Vincent
Three-note Voicings and Beyond by Randy Vincent
The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine
Voicings For Jazz Keyboard by Frank Mantooth
Playing Jazz Piano by Bob Mintzer
Jazz Piano Voicings by Rob Mullins
Foundation Exercises For Bass by Chuck Sher
Evolving Bassist by Rufus Reid
The Improvisor's Bass Method by Chuck Sher
Concepts for Bass Soloing by Chuck Sher, Marc Johnson
60 Melodic Etudes by John Patitucci
The Jazz Bass Book - Technique and Tradition by John Goldsby
The Latin Bass Book by Chuck Sher, Oscar Stagnaro
Reading Contemporary Electric Bass: Guitar Technique (Fretted) by Rich Appleman
101 Bass Tips: Stuff All the Pros Know and Use by Gary Willis
The Art of Bop Drumming by John Riley
The Art of Modern Jazz Drumming by Jack DeJohnette
World Jazz Drumming by Mark Walker
Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer by Jim Chapin
Voicing and Comping for Jazz Vibraphone by Thomas L. Davis
The Jazz Vibraphone Book: Etudes in the Style of the Masters by Dick Sisto
Jazz Singer's Handbook: The Artistry and Mastery of Singing Jazz by Michele Weir
The Complete Guide to Teaching Vocal Jazz by Stephen Zegree
Singing Jazz by Bruce Crowther and Mike Pinfold
The Jazz Singer's Guidebook by David Berkman
The finest jazz fake books published anywhere great tunes, accurate charts, beautifully presented by our friend Chuck Sher:
The New Real Book, Volume 1 (Key of C)
The New Real Book, Volume 2 (Key of C)
The New Real Book, Vol. 3
The Latin Real Book: C Edition
The World's Greatest Fake Book
The Standards Real Book (C Version)
The All-Jazz Real Book (C Version)
The European Real Book (C Version)
DIGITAL REAL BOOKS
Our friends at OnlineSheetMusic are now distributing The Digital Real Book. It's a collection of hundreds of great tunes in 3 volumes drawn from the Sher Music editions of The Real Book. Download the books OR purchase single charts. Don't wait a week for mail delivery - download your charts instantly.
For keys, guitar, bass and all other "C" instruments:
The Digital Real Book, Part 1 (C Version)
The Digital Real Book, Part 2 (C Version)
The Digital Real Book, Part 3 (C Version)
For trumpet, soprano and tenor sax and all other "Bb" instruments:
The Digital Real Book, Part 1 (Bb Version)
The Digital Real Book, Part 2 (Bb Version)
The Digital Real Book, Part 3 (Bb Version)
For alto and baritone sax and all other "Eb" instruments:
The Digital Real Book, Part 1 (Eb Version)
The Digital Real Book, Part 2 (Eb Version)
The Digital Real Book, Part 3 (Eb Version)
OnlineSheetMusic also has an extensive selection of downloadable sheet music. If you don't want to buy a whole fake book there's a very good chance they have a digital version of the song you're searching for. Looking for a lead sheet? Click HERE to search.