Jan 11 2011, 12:39 PM
I teach a few jazz pupils and need some guidance on what books to use to get them to be able to sightread the more complex rhythms in preparation for quick studies exam
I use loads of normal sightreading books but stuck for jazz
Something with basic rhythms and how to read them - ideally aimed at children
I`ve started writing my own but hard going and my trial run resulted in a bored 9 year old!!!
Jan 11 2011, 05:54 PM
AB actually publish a book for each level of the exam.
Would the AB Real book be of any use for this purpose? It might be worth having a look at.
Jan 12 2011, 07:23 PM
I had the same problem for my daughter. The published ABRSM resource has only a small number of pieces to practice with. The teacher also ran out of practice materials for short study.
In the end I got books: Piano time jazz, Jazz upgrade (Pam Wedgwood) and Martha Mier's books. Stop her after a few bars and make her do improvisation.
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