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That's Jazz (Series)

by Bradley Sowash

Welcome to the world of jazz!


That's Jazz is the perfect avenue for motivating elementary & intermediate level students, while opening them up to the vital musical tradition and artistic expression of jazz. Whether teachers have limited jazz training or none at all, they can still feel confident leading students through their first experiences with jazz!


TEACHERS: INTRODUCE JAZZ TO YOUR STUDENTS AS YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT IT YOURSELF! 

  • Do you have students who like to change or “improve” written music to fit their taste?
  • Do you have classical students who are interested in trying out other musical styles?
  • Do you have trouble finding jazz resources oriented to 10 – 15 year olds?

Piano students thrive on experiencing a variety of musical styles, and jazz has proven to be the perfect avenue for motivating them, while opening them up to a vital musical tradition of artistic expression.  That’s Jazz will enliven your students’ interest in music -  helping your best readers get “out” of the music, and helping those who tend to play by ear get motivated to read their music with ease.

With That’s Jazz, even teachers with limited jazz training can feel confident leading their students through their first experiences in jazz. Whether used as a jazz piano method, supplemental lessons to an existing curriculum, or just a collection of sequential jazz tunes, That’s Jazz provides a solid foundation in jazz piano. Whatever your prior jazz experience, That’s Jazz will inspire the inner jazz teacher and musician in you!

STUDENTS: THAT'S JAZZ IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You want to get into jazz for the first time.
  • You want to play music by ear.
  • You want to learn how to improvise
  • You just want to have fun playing jazz tunes!
  • You want to learn skills that will help you become a jazz pianist!

Until now, jazz literature has primarily been accessible only to advanced players, leaving emerging pianists with a gap in their education. That’s Jazz fills this gap with a collection of compelling and accessible tunes, covering the main jazz styles of swing, Latin, and rock.


CLICK HERE for That's Jazz: Method
CLICK HERE for That's Jazz: Performance
CLICK HERE for That's Jazz: Christmas


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Videos On That's Jazz: Method





Click Here to see all videos on That's Jazz Book 1

Click Here to see all videos on That's Jazz Book 2

Sample Pages
JP25 - That's Jazz - Book One: Getting Into It (Table of Contents) JP25 - That's Jazz - Book One: Getting Into It: How to Use That's Jazz (Sample Page)
JP25 - That's Jazz - Book One: Getting Into It: Spare Change (Sample Page) JP26 - That's Jazz - Book Two: Digging Deeper (Table of Contents)
JP26 - That's Jazz - Book Two: Digging Deeper: How to Use That's Jazz (Sample Page) JP26 - That's Jazz - Book Two: Digging Deeper: History of Flight (Sample Page)
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Audio Files
JP25 - That's Jazz - Book One: Getting Into It: Spare Change
JP26 - That's Jazz - Book Two: Digging Deeper: Take It for Granite
JP26 - That's Jazz - Book Two: Digging Deeper: History of Flight
JP26 - That's Jazz - Book Two: Digging Deeper: Flint and Steel
JP26 - That's Jazz - Book Two: Digging Deeper: Get Up, Get Ready
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Video Files
Why Study Jazz?
JP25 - That's Jazz Book 1 Burrito Cha-Cha - (Sample Video)
JP25 - That's Jazz Book 1 - Swing Out - (Sample Video)
JP25 - That's Jazz Book 1 Truckin' - (Sample Video)
JP25 - That's Jazz Book 1 Blue Note Special - (Sample Video)
JP25 - That's Jazz Book 1 Spare Change - (Sample Video)
JP25 - That's Jazz Book 1 Groovy Shoes - (Sample Video)
JP26 - That's Jazz Book 2 Flint and Steel - (Sample Video)
JP26 - That's Jazz Book 2 - Farmer's Market - (Sample Video)
JP26 - That's Jazz Book 2 Get Up, Get Ready - (Sample Video)
JP26 - That's Jazz Book 2 History of Flight - (Sample Video)
JP26 - That's Jazz Book 2 Repeat After Me - (Sample Video)
JP26 - That's Jazz Book 2 Take It For Granite - (Sample Video)
JP26 - That's Jazz Book 2 Primal Beat - (Sample Video)
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