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BackUp Trax: Early Jazz & Hot Tunes

Back UP Trax: Early Jazz & Hot Tunes by Dix Bruce includes 14 great traditional jazz standards (see below) which encourage players of all levels to learn melodies and practice soloing while improvising along with a hot jazz combo. You'll have a great time learning melodies and practicing soloing & improvising along with the rhythm section from San Francisco’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra: Dix Bruce – guitar & banjo; Jeff Wells – bass & tuba; Steve Apple – drums; Frederick Hodges – piano; plus Kent Mikasa – cornet.

You play all the leads while the band backs you up. Beginners can practice basic skills while more advanced players can hone their improvisation chops, each at their own individual learning pace. More fun than you can imagine!

Melodies are first presented on the recording at a slow speed with just piano, then each is repeated at regular speed with the band. Split track mixing on the recording allows you to hear just the melody (while reading along in the book) or just the rhythm section, or both for maximum flexibility and specific study. Finally the band plays several choruses and you plays all the leads. Songs may be repeated, at slow or regular speed, as many times as you wishe in order to perfect phrases, melodies and solos in a band context. Potential for improvement is unlimited.

Three formats: Concert Book/CD set for piano, guitar, mandolin, violin, flute, banjo, etc.; Bb Book/CD set for trumpet, tenor sax, clarinet, etc.; and Bass Book/CD set for trombone, tuba, double bass, etc. All books include chord notations in the accompaniment. The Concert book includes piano scores in addition to guitar and banjo chord symbols and chord dictionaries.

Tunes: At a Georgia Camp Meeting, At the Jazz Band Ball, Indiana, Some of These Days, After You’ve Gone, I Ain’t Got Nobody, Little Brown Jug, Chinatown, My Chinatown, Alabama Jubilee, Careless Love, Tiger Rag, The Darktown Strutters’ Ball, Mama Don’t Allow, and Benny’s Blues.

Click here to go to "Downloads" & download a sample page of music: "Some of These Days."

Swing & Jazz, Vol. 1

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BackUP Trax: Swing & Jazz Vol. 1 book & CD set: Regular price $17.95.

SPECIAL SALE PRICE: $15.95 Add $2.92 for Media Mail (ten days to two weeks or more); $6.45 for Priority Mail (two to three business days).

Concert instruments: Guitar, banjo, piano, violin, mandolin, flute, and all other "C" instruments.
Bass instruments: Bass, tuba, trombone and all other bass instruments.
Bb instruments: Trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax all other Bb instruments.
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