APHS Jazz Ensemble
Course Information and References
This page is designed for students in the APHS Jazz Ensemble to use as a reference throughout the course. Since we will examine, primarily through performance and listening, a wide variety of styles and artists, you should refer to this page often, as a starting point for further research.
To grow as an improviser, the best method is to transcribe solos played by the great artists. Here are some helpful weblinks:
APHS Transcription Exercise worksheet (please print, complete, and turn in as Mr. B requests)
To grow as a musician, we need to study the artists from the present and the past.
Players to know (not listed in any particular order):