Teach Yourself Jazz


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Teach Yourself Jazz

Teach Yourself Jazz

Rodney Dale


Teach Yourself Jazz offers something for everyone whose imagination has been captured by the exciting world of jazz. The book looks at the origins and developments of jazz, and gives an insight into its musical structures and the way in which it is played; it provides an essential guide for both the beginner and the more experienced musician or listener.

Teach Yourself Jazz introduces the music from a number of angles, inlcuding

  • Its musical and cultural history
  • Its musical structure
  • The instruments upon which it is played
  • Important practitioners and bands.

Whether you read this book from cover to cover, or dip in for specific information, it will help you improve your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the music and its culture.

Rodney Dale has been invloved in jazz for over 40 years, including playing piano with a number of bands, organising classes and workshops on jazz appreciation and writing books on the subject.