Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Eb Alto Saxophone (Book/Online Audio)

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  • Model # 841347

Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble is a comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation written by renowned jazz musician and educator Mike Steinel from the University of North Texas. This ser… Learn More


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A comprehensive method for improvisation and jazz-style alto sax.


  • Each Book Includes My EE Library
  • Every exercise and arrangement recorded by professionals
  • Repeated exercises feature rhythm section only

The basics of jazz style

  • How jazz and "traditional" music are different
  • Swing style introduced gradually using scat syllables
  • Includes Swing Era, Bebop and Latin/Rock

Quick start the rhythm section

  • Includes additional specialized material for piano, guitar, bass and drums
  • Rhythm players can either play along with the full band or study individually

Jazz history and people

  • Basic stylistic periods
  • Composers and performers

7 full band arrangements

  • Carefully paced performance pieces
  • Sample improvised solos included
  • Improvisation made easy
  • Starts with 2-measure phrases
  • Teaches how to "jazz up" a melody
  • Matches correct scales with chords

Technical Specification

Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble - Eb Alto Saxophone (Book/Online Audio)

  • Written by Mike Steinel
  • for alto saxophone players
  • Width: 9.0"
  • Length: 12.0"
  • 32 pages
  • Song List:
  • A-Tisket A-Tasket
  • Ballin' The Jack
  • Boppin' Around
  • Ja-Da
  • Jingle Bells
  • London Bridge
  • Riffin' Around
  • Salsa Caliente
  • St. Louis Blues
  • When The Saints Go Marching In