Gordon Goodwin Series. Grade 5-6. Difficulty: difficult. 68 pages. 9x12 inches.
Instructional book (leadsheet notation) and accompaniment CD. Solo transcriptions, black & white photos and performance notes are included.
Features: 10 big-band charts composed/arranged by Gordon Goodwin, play-along CD with demo track, solo opportunities, transcribed solos, and performance tips from Andy Martin and Gordon Goodwin. Also includes chord changes for the solo sections
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band Play-Along Series gives you the chance to sit in with the outstanding players in the Big Phat Band to improve and measure your own ability to play in a big band. The goal of this series is to teach the art of ensemble playing. You will learn volumes of information about style, phrasing, tone, dynamics, technique, articulation, playing in time, Latin grooves, and a variety of swing styles as you play along and listen to the players in the Phat Band.