The focus of this straight ahead chart is rhythm. Several typical swing rhythms are introduced in unison including:
Each time one of these rhythms occurs in the piece, it is presented in the same way so your students can begin to relate how a rhythm sounds in the swing style versus how it is notated. This piece works well at a variety of tempos, so you will find it valuable in many different teaching situations.
The music in this series may be performed with one alto saxophone, one tenor saxophone (optional alto 2), one trumpet, one trombone, piano, bass and drums. Each set includes parts for 2 alto saxophones, 2 alto sax 2 (optional substitute for tenor saxophone), 2 tenor saxophones, 1 baritone saxophone, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 1 horn, guitar, piano, bass and drums. Each piece also comes with a CD featuring a full recording and a practice track for your soloists.