Jazz Styles: History and Analysis

3.75 avg rating
( 99 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780132609852: Jazz Styles: History and Analysis
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

For undergraduate courses in Jazz History, Evolution of Jazz, Jazz and Rock, American Music, Popular Music, African-American Music, Black Music in African-American Music, Jazz in America, Jazz Survey, Understanding Jazz, Jazz Styles, Jazz Appreciation, and Twentieth Century Music.Focusing on what Jazz is, how it is made, and how to listen to it, this best-selling introduction to jazz skillfully mixes written text with audio recordings to help students learn how to improve their ear for music and gain a deeper appreciation of the many layers of sound found in each recording. Highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era in a point-by-point manner, it details the basic musical principles, important styles, musical trends, history, innovations, and instruments of jazz, ideal for both non-musicians and music majors alike, it is easy-to-read, tightly organized, and filled with tips to help increase listening enjoyment as it guides students through the full spectrum of jazz history-from Africa to New Age-examining the major artists and providing an abundance of examples throughout the text and in the accompanying cassettes and CD's.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

America's #1 best-selling introduction to jazz -- ideal for both non-musician and music major alike, Gridley's classic text details the basic musical principles, important styles, musical trends, history, innovations, and instruments of jazz. Easy-to-read, tightly organized, and filled with tips to help increase listening enjoyment, it focuses on what jazz is, how it is made, and how to listen to it. It guides students through the full spectrum of jazz history -- from Africa to New Age -- examining the major artists and providing an abundance of examples throughout the text, and in the accompanying cassettes and CDs (sold separately). Using a point-by-point differentiation of styles, it focuses on the inner workings of the music -- helping students learn to hear the substance and subtleties in the music itself.

From the Back Cover:

A layman's guide to jazz, this #1 best-seller focuses on what jazz is, how it is made, and how to listen to it—pairing written narrative with audio recordings as it details the basic musical principles, important styles, major artists, musical trends, history, innovations, and instruments of jazz. Highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era in a point-by-point manner, it offer companion CDs, cassettes and a video to help the reader/listeners improve their ear for music, increase their listening enjoyment, and gain a deeper appreciation of the many layers of sound music. Provides an informative, chronological study of jazz, with insightful commentaries on it's origins, and full descriptions of the various styles of jazz and contributing artists. Covers early jazz, swing, bop, cool jazz, "free" jazz, and jazz-rock fusion—highlighting the musical characteristics of each style and contrasting each successive era. Discusses many influential performers, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius. Integrates numerous photos, and detailed drawings of hard-to-describe instruments, and includes 21 "Listening Guides with Timings" that help readers analyze CD pieces measure-by-measure. Ties material to accompanying recordings "Jazz Styles" and Jazz Classics", available in both cassette and CD; also features a 60-minute video version of "Jazz Styles" that demonstrates all instruments and rhythm section methods. Now looks at the blues, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and acid jazz, plus updates CD collection list and footnotes. For music buffs and jazz aficionados.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gridley, Mark C.
Published by Prentice Hall (1996)
ISBN 10: 0132609851 ISBN 13: 9780132609852
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110132609851

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gridley Mark C.
Published by Prentice-Hall
ISBN 10: 0132609851 ISBN 13: 9780132609852
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice-Hall. Condition: New. pp. 442. Seller Inventory # 5265740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 54.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mark C. Gridley
Published by Prentice Hall (1996)
ISBN 10: 0132609851 ISBN 13: 9780132609852
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. 6. Seller Inventory # DADAX0132609851

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 74.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mark C. Gridley
Published by Prentice Hall (1996)
ISBN 10: 0132609851 ISBN 13: 9780132609852
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0132609851

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 89.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds