From the Publisher
Schmitz has made quite a name for himself as a master of jazz-related music and as the author of the "The New Jazz Parnassus" and "Mini-Jazz" volumes. In these 18 exercises ranging in difficulty from easy to medium, he leads us step by step to the fully formed "boogie woogie". By playfully familiarizing themselves with the typical elements of the boogie woogie, learners are drawn into the making of the pieces. A chart listing all the figures and riffs encourages further experimentation.