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BOOKS:
Jazz  Wizard Junior book 1
(middle school)
Jazz  Wizard Junior book 2
(upper middle/high school)
Jazz Fiddle Wizard
(College)

ORCHESTRA MUSIC:
Stringin' the Blues
(grade 3.5)
Swing on a String
(grade 3)
Swing There, Done That
(grade 2.5)

STRING QUARTET MUSIC: Jammin' Jazz Standards

Workshops:
Descriptions
Schedule
Feedback
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Education:
Syllabus 1
Syllabus 2
Students
Arrangements

History:
Seifert Interview
Discography

 

JAZZ WIZARD JUNIOR SERIES, BOOK 1:

NEW: Mention the code "JAZZWIZ" to receive a 40% discount off the purchase of 20 or more books in the Jazz Wizard Junior series when ordering directly from Mel Bay Publications (1-800-8-MELBAY).

BOOK 1: Middle School: Grade 1 & 2 string orchestra arrangements; improvisation exercises for the absolute beginner. (See below)

BOOK 2: Upper Middle School and High School: Grade 2 & 3 string orchestra arrangements; improvisation exercises for the high school age beginner. (click for more info)

About BOOK 1:

NEW: Download Bass parts for the pieces in Book 1: Wizard Blues Bass, Sweet Rose Bass, Canta Island Bass

See lesson sample

See Score sample

The Jazz Fiddle/Viola/Cello Wizard Jr. Books are designed for beginning to intermediate middle and high school string player in the tradition of the parent method, Jazz Fiddle Wizard—a break-through approach for string players who want to learn to improvise within the jazz style.

 

No step is left out in this sequentially arranged introduction to the role of rhythm, call and response, articulation, scales, and chord changes in jazz improvisation. The exercises are turned into catchy tunes arranged to work in any configuration of string groups. That is, three-part arrangements for each tune may be played with any number of like instruments or in conjunction with any of the Jazz Fiddle Wizard Jr., Jazz Viola Wizard Jr. and Jazz Cello Wizard Jr. books.

 

Suitable as a self-instruction book or for use in private and/or group string instruction, the Jazz  Wizard Jr. series contains piano accompaniment parts as well as a CD that provides a full rhythm section accompaniment for every exercise and tune. The appropriate tone and style are modeled by the author’s performances of more than 50 sample exercises and improvised solos.

 

 

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