For use with all Bb, Eb, C and Bass Clef instruments, the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and other split-track choices on the included CD, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. For study, each tune includes a split track with: Melody cue with proper style and inflection - Professional rhythm tracks - Choruses for soloing - Removable bass part - Removable piano part. For performance, each tune also has: An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) - Additional choruses for soloing.< In this special instructional edition, technical concepts used in jazz improvising are covered in detail - from scales to chord progressions to ii-V-I patterns. And in true Jazz Play-Along fashion, there are also plenty of play-along tracks based on common chord progressions and songs, so you can apply the concepts you learn right away in context. Topics covered include: essential chord-to-scale relationships - making music with scales - chord tones - adding chromatics - other scales - fundamental harmony - the ii-V-I progression - advanced harmony - must-know progressions - improvising - modern concepts in improvising - suggested listening. 152 pages.