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‘Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation’ from Hal Leonard

January 4, 2021

Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation by Richard Lowell provides 27 duets in jazz and jazz-influenced styles such as swing, bebop, funk, samba, and others. They are appropriate for performance by any melodic instruments. The duets feature independent contrapuntal lines, and practicing them will give players intimate insight into how these constructs sound and can be used to create a wide variety of colors. Players will improve their ear, sense of timing, phrasing, and facility in bringing theoretical principles into musical expression. Players will learn to use: jazz staccato and legato articulations; scales, modes, harmonies and other structures; various meters and ways of interpreting them; phrasing within and between measures; swing feel; and more. $14.99

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Hal Leonard Distributes Masks and Shields to Fight COVID-19

October 5, 2020

Hal Leonard has acquired exclusive distribution rights to new products that have been successful in making music spaces safer for combatting the COVID-19 virus.

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Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements Interactive Is Expanding

August 24, 2020

Hal Leonard’s Essential Elements Interactive, the online component for its Essential Elements methods for band and strings, crossed over a half million student users this past school year.

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‘Charlie Parker: The Complete Scores’ from Hal Leonard

July 27, 2020

Hal Leonard has published Charlie Parker: The Complete Scores boxed set, a quintessential collection features a hardcover book with forty note-for-note transcriptions for all the instruments that played on each iconic track. Published to coincide with the centennial of Parker’s birth on August 29, 1920, the Hal Leonard editorial crew worked closely with Parker’s Estate to ensure the highest quality transcriptions and production. The book features forty transcriptions from Parker’s exemplary studio recordings of tracks including “Anthropology,” “Billie’s Bounce (Bill’s Bounce),” “Blues for Alice,” “Ornithology,” and more. Transcriptions for saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums are included for each piece. Charlie Parker: The Complete Scores retails for $60.00. It should be in stock in September.

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