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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

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Education:
Syllabus 1
Syllabus 2
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JAZZ FIDDLE WIZARD (College) - USER TIPS - Corrections:

I wrote the original Jazz Fiddle Wizard a couple of years ago and have since then used it to teach many students how to improvise in the jazz tradition. During that time I have learned what points to stress and found a couple of alternate ways of going through the book.

Philosophy       How-to-use      remember    corrections

The only printing mistake I have found so far is on page 75 where the last measure in example 2 is too narrow and the chord has a bar line through it. If you find anything else let me know (contact)

If I were writing the book today, I would probably use roman numerals throughout in chord analysis. I lived in Nashville while I designed the book where they use regular numbers in Nashville Number Charts.

As for the structure of the book I would probably expand the inner melody concept in lesson 11 and possibly put that in the beginning of the book. See the Beginner Path on the How-To-Use page to try this. 

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