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Educational Materials

Instructional Videos:

The Developing Jazz Guitarist

The Developing Jazz Guitarist is a series of videos designed for use by both educators and students. The accompanying text can be downloaded by clicking the “PDF Download” button. Click on the picture to be forwarded to the videos via my YouTube channel.

The Developing Drummer

The Developing Drummer is a series of videos designed for use by both educators and students. Click on the picture to be forwarded to the videos via my YouTube channel.

The Developing Jazz Bassist

The Developing Jazz Bassist is a series of videos designed for use by both educators and students. Click on the picture to be forwarded to the videos via my YouTube channel.

Interactive Arranging

Interactive Arranging is an interactive program for both Windows and Mac/Apple computers that is ideal for the beginning/intermediate student of jazz composition and arranging. Initially, the program looks similar to a standard orchestration text but with one major difference. Remember your orchestration book TELLING you what the clarinet sounded like? In Interactive Arranging, with a click of the mouse you HEAR what the clarinet (and every other instrument) sounds like. In addition, detailed explanations with recorded examples are given for how to write for the rhythm section.

Sections include:

  • Creating Introductions / Endings
  • Small Group Writing
  • Large Ensemble Writing
  • Score and Part Preparation
  • Marketing Your Music
  • Materials For Further Study
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Musical examples that do not fit on one screen are contained in two score books; one which is concert pitch sketch scores and the other which is full transposed scores. With a click of the mouse, you can hear EVERYTHING. There are assignments in each of the writing sections with recorded examples of what those assignments should sound like if done properly. Interactive Arranging is the perfect approach for individual study or for use in a beginning/intermediate arranging class.

Get past the initial problems arranging students encounter. Start finding your “voice” as a jazz writer. Get Interactive Arranging.

$55.00

Would you like to hear some of my music before you decide to buy my arranging book? I totally get that. Check these out!

Gifts for Drummers

This CD is a fantastic practice tool for drum set students. All of the music from my CD “Gifts” without the drum tracks and with the clicks is here for you to practice on big band drumming concepts while playing along with some of the finest musicians available. Parts to all tunes are included in the package. As the band is in one channel and the click is in the other, you can take these tracks to a studio and record yourself for demo purposes. All in all, it’s a great package for the beginning drum set student.

THIS PRODUCT CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM AC MUZIK. $35.00

Compositions & Arrangements For Big Band

My compositions and some arrangements are available from eJazzLines.com and a few select arrangements are available from SheetMusicPlus.com. Click on the links below to learn more about them and to purchase them.