Jazz is a fascinating entry into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear. Jazz is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear. Results 1 – 30 of 30 Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz by John F. Szwed and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.
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Music, being another language, doesn’t always translate well into words especially when it is as complex and intellectual as jazz can be.
Jazz A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz – John Szwed – Google Books
Preview — Jazz by John Szwed. I guess that it would have required permissions for excerpts to be played. Plus, with something like this, it almost screams for a companion sampler CD, or a publishers website or something. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
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Share your sawed with other customers. Published August 23rd by Hachette Books first published After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: Anyway, this is a broad look at the firmament of jazz, over the past hundred years or so.
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I did learn a few things so I will give it three stars but as expected this book is really for a more novice jazz listener and I would call the book more of a history of jazz then a Jazz book.
Good book 110 online teaching. Best read if you already have a little bit of knowledge of basic music terminology what improvisation is, etc.
Awesome introduction and overview. Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel. Better would have been an accompanying CD with snippets of examples, which could have been referred to via footnotes: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
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I have to admit I didn’T finish this book. Jazz Written by: This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today.
It would’ve been better with musical examples, but I found it to be a good supplement to a Great Coursse that I listened to on jazz by Bill Messenger. It accomplished what I thought it would and am glad I read it I was not expecting much from this book as it bills itself as “Jazz ” and I’m fairly knowledgeable in Jazz but my thoughts are always along the lines of “if I can learn one or jaz things that I didn’t know before then it was worth my time”.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Return to Book Page. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Zswed don’t like any thing boarder line blues and I don’t like anything older than my dad. Szwed does a good job of ajzz out the blurriness of subgenre boundaries.
One person found this helpful. Szwed takes readers on a tour szewd the music’s tangled history, and explores how it developed from an ethnic music to become North America’s most popular music and then part of the avant garde in less than fifty years. The basic thing about jazz is all here! As a long-time jazz lover, and educator and writer about jazz, I, too, found much in here to make understand the music more deeply.
Jazzwinds Would you consider the audio edition of Jazz to be better than the print zzwed I was not expecting much from this book as it bills itself as “Jazz ” and I’m fairly knowledgeable in Jazz but my thoughts are always along the lines of “if I can learn one or two things that I didn’t know before then it was worth my time”. About the Author John F. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. My only criticism of this work is Szwed’s listening examples which are carefully detailed and highlighted throughout the book.
He tries hard to describe musical concepts or artistic styles, but as truly a student at a “jazz ” level of knowledge, I had a hard time grasping the musical sensibilities described in text.
Dec 28, Dash Williams rated it liked it Shelves: While they specifically meet the example criteria he is aiming for, many more accessable read enjoyable substitutes exist. I like Miles Davis. This is regretable since it leads to rejection of much of the foundation material important in having a true understanding of the music. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The only downside and it’s not enough to keep this from being a 5 star book is that the narrator has to read all of the discography references.
Through 58 lessons that provide focus and a guide, the listener is led through to Zen awareness, with quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis.