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Intermediate Corner

Curriculum Overview

Style

Students continue to hear and imitate new vocabulary while learning to play with correct jazz style in Lessons 1-3

Expanding Vocabulary

The full Major, Dominant Dorian Minor scales, major Pentatonic scales, Pentatonic Pairs and using chromatics are introduced and developed in Lessons 4-12.

Improvisation

Students learn to use full scales to create traditional vocabulary necessary in playing chord changes for basic jazz standards.

Play Along

Small band originals are a part of each lesson for learning or performing.

Ear Training

Learning to play what you hear is essential in learning and developing new jazz vocabulary.

Inspiration

Students are introduced to a well known Jazz Master Artist in each Intermediate Corner Lesson.

Lesson Previews
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We would like to acknowledge that the new beginner lessons are based in parts on Willie’s  Jazz Anyone…? classroom series, Book 2. The complete series with rhythms manuals, teacher editions and CDs are still available and may be ordered online from Alfred Publishing.com or at your local music store. Jazz Anyone…? has been around for over 40 years and has been responsible for starting thousands of beginner band students all over the world. The new online edition has been modified to meet the demands of the online beginning jazz student. Enjoy!