Concise Guide to Jazz

ISBN-10: 0205938507
ISBN-13: 9780205938506
Edition: 7th 2014
Authors: Mark C. Gridley
List price: $68.33
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Description: An introduction to jazz and how to listen to itWritten by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was created in response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This  More...

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Book details

List price: $68.33
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/10/2013
Binding: Print, Other 
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.088
Language: English

An introduction to jazz and how to listen to itWritten by active jazz musician and jazz historian Mark Gridley, the Concise Guide to Jazz was created in response to students and professors asking for a clear and accurate introductory jazz text. This brief text examines how jazz originated, how it is made, what to listen for, and the major style eras. By focusing on just over fifty historical figures, Concise Guide to Jazz, seventh edition allows students to understand a broad range of jazz styles without feeling overloaded. Concise Guide to Jazz focuses on the diversity of jazz styles and serves as a basis for further jazz exploration.This text is available in a variety of formats -- digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson's MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about our programs, pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab.Learning GoalsUpon completing this book, readers will be able to:Begin to appreciate how jazz is madeKnow how to extract the most depth of experience from listening to jazzKnow who the most historically significant jazz musicians areKnow why each significant musician is importantDistinguish the main style eras0205955231 / 9780205955237 Concise Guide to Jazz Plus NEW MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card PackagePackage consists of:0205937004 / 9780205937004 Concise Guide to Jazz0205938485 / 9780205938483 NEW MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Concise Guide to Jazz

What is Jazz?
How to Listen to Jazz
The Origins of Jazz
Early Jazz
Swing
Bebop
Cool Jazz
Hard Bop
Avant-Garde of the 1960s and 1970s
Fusion
1985 to the Present

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