Ten Jazz Standards (unit 4)

Bob Stoloff

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Unit 4 of Bob’s Scat singing course focuses on the voice improvisation.

Ten Jazz Standards (unit 4)

Unit 4 is a collection of prescribed scat solos written over the chord changes to 10 jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Each solo demonstrates a different application of all the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic skills taught in units 1-3. The solo includes also rhythm, syncopation, scat syllables, instru-vocal articulation, accents, scales, arpeggios, color tone resolution.

You will also discover how to navigate common chord patterns in jazz and popular music. Each written solo demonstrates phrasing, line contour and motivic development in a variety of musical styles. The songs are arranged for rhythm section and strings, beginning with a statement of the melody followed by a written solo. The solo segues into background tracks for you to practice creating your own solo over the chord changes.

 

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Unit 4: Ten Jazz Standards is the culmination of all the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic information presented in units 1-3. Each selection from the Great American Songbook includes the original melody, transcribed solos and two open choruses for students to practice. Students can interprete the melody or improvise original solos over the chord changes. Each scat solo includes specific syllables, articulation markings, and anticipations along with a variety of standard phrasing techniques used in solo development.

Jazz Standards 

Introduction

Blues for Kramer – Johnny Mercer

Summer Samba – Marcos Valle

Out of Nowhere – Johnny Green

Stella by Starlight – Victor Young

Summertime – Georges Gershwin

Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma

Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham

Green Dolphin Street – B Kaper

Corcovado – Antonio Carlos Jobim

Sweet Georgia Brown – Kenny Dorham

Jazz Standards 

Introduction

Blues for Kramer – Johnny Mercer

Summer Samba – Marcos Valle

Out of Nowhere – Johnny Green

Stella by Starlight – Victor Young

Summertime – Georges Gershwin

Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma

Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham

Green Dolphin Street – B Kaper

Corcovado – Antonio Carlos Jobim

Sweet Georgia Brown – Kenny Dorham

A word from our teachers

Students can learn each solo entirely by ear and will be pleased to know that a sustained arco string track is included in every arrangement to make the harmonic chord progression more audible and crystal clear. All the musical arrangements are stylistically diverse and offer a contemporary potpourri of grooves including jazz swing, Latin, Funk Shuffle, Reggae and half-time feel.