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Music: Jazz Performance

Selected resources for students of music

Jazz Pedagogy

Australian Jazz

Training materials

Exploring western music

Call Numbers for Jazz performance

Call numbers for jazz performance to assist browsing

780.92                                  Biographies include Jazz musicians
781.65                                  General Jazz histories
781.6509                              Jazz history and criticism
781.65094                            Jazz by country
781.650973 - 781.6509794     Jazz in USA
781.650994 -                         Australian Jazz
781.65117                            Multiple Jazz topics
785.42                                 Jazz groups/ensembles (another sequence of books from general history to particular topics)


SF781.371655                    Arranging jazz
S781.65                              Fake books
S781.65136                        Jazz instruction and study
S786.2165193                    Piano jazz methods (Oscar Peterson, Steve Sedergreen, Fats Waller etc.)

In addition to the general introductions below Matthew Butterfield's article "Jazz" from Oxford Bibliographies gives a good overview of reference works, books, discographies and journals.

Jazz Transcription

Lead sheets

Jazz Arranging

Improvisation - Process

Online Jazz Resources

Streamed video and sound

Requests for Transcriptions, Methods, Repertoire etc.

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Further Jazz Performance Resources