A musical revolution that should make every jazz lover leap for joy. The Guardian The arrival of the Associated Board's jazz syllabus marks a vital step towards recognition that jazz requires study and discipline like any other art form. Stuart Nicholson, Author 'Jazz Rock: a History' and 'Billie Holiday' The new Associated Board jazz syllabus is not only timely for young and not so young Australian musicians now clamouring to know more about jazz-it is an attractive, well-thought through compilation of 'real' jazz knowledge that will get authentic results. Associate Professor Patrick Crichton, Head of Jazz Studies, Western Australian Conservatorium of Mus Awe-inspiring in its thoroughness...Especially impressive in this series are the specific scales, aural skills and piano pieces-a pedagogical marvel that Americans would do well to emulate Piano & Keyboard A comprehensive, intelligent, beautifully packaged presentation. Piano
This is a wealth of jazz repertoire in a carefully graded book. There is a huge range of styles, from up-tempo swing tunes to funky rock grooves and pieces are presented in three categories, blues, standards and contemporary jazz. The contemporary jazz pieces are specially commissioned for the syllabus from professional jazz musicians and heads of pieces are fully notated for idiomatic performance. There is a structured help given in solo sections, containing all the pieces for the Associated Board's new jazz piano exam.