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Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble [Alto Sax]
Includes 2 CDs

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From the Publisher

Specifically designed to teach jazz basics to students with 1 or 2 years playing experience, but with no prior experience playing jazz. Great for individual or classroom use. Teaches the basics of swing style in a step-by-step approach using well-known songs. Improvisation is made easy starting with simple 2-measure phrases. Scales and basic theory are introduced in a simple and easy to understand approach. 2 CDs are included with recordings of all exercises and arrangements. Other features: 7 full band arrangements, sample solos, jazz history and people.

Difficulty guide: 3-4
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. Jingle Bells
  2. Riffin' Around
  3. Boppin' Around
  4. Salsa Caliente
  5. When The Saints Go Marching In
  6. London Bridge
  7. A-Tisket A-Tasket
  8. St. Louis Blues
  9. Ballin' The Jack
  10. Ja-Da

Item Details

Category: Alto Sax Albums with Backing Tracks
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publisher's reference: HL00841347
Part of the Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble series
Our Stock Code: 1128949
Media Type: Paperback; includes accompaniment CDs x2

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