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BackUp Trax: Traditional Jazz & Dixieland

BackUP Trax: Traditional Jazz & Dixieland by Dix Bruce, our best seller, with 16 of the most popular and important tunes and chord progesssions in the Traditional Jazz/Dixieland style! If you're looking for a basic primer on the Trad Jazz and Dixieland, this is it! Perfect for both beginners and seasoned pros who want to practice with a hot band. 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 With Kent Mikasa – cornet.

Students play all the leads while the band backs them up. Beginners can practice basic skills while more advanced players can hone their improvisation chops, each at their own individual learning pace.

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 the student 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 the student plays all the leads. Songs may be repeated, at slow or regular speed, as many times as the student wishes in order to perfect phrases, melodies and solos in a band context. Potential for improvement is unlimited.

16 Selections include: When the Saints Come Marching In, Down By the Riverside, St. James Infirmary, Make Me A Pallet on Your Floor, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, St. Louis Blues, Frankie & Johnny, Bill Bailey, Ballin’ the Jack plus seven etudes to the chord progressions of popular trad standards like I’ve Found A New Baby, I Got Rhythm, Ja-Da, Indiana and Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Excellent introduction to the Traditional Jazz style for beginners, great opportunity for more experienced players to perfect their art. You’ll love blowing Traditional Jazz and Dixieland along with the band!

Four formats: CD & book set for Concert pitch instruments (piano, guitar, mandolin, violin, flute, banjo, etc.); Bb book set (trumpet, tenor sax, clarinet, etc.); Eb book set (alto sax);and Bass book set (trombone, tuba, double bass, etc.). All books include chord notations in the accompaniment.

BackUP Trax: Traditional Jazz and Dixieland 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).

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BackUP Trax: Traditional Jazz & Dixieland 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.
Bb instruments: Trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, and all other "Bb" instruments.
Bass instruments: Bass, tuba, trombone and all other bass instruments.
Eb instruments: Alto sax and all other "Eb" instruments.

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