Product Description by our Music Experts
Jamey Aebersold’s Maiden Voyage Volume 54 is a great book for musicians getting to grips with jazz and improvisation, with 14 easy arrangements of great jazz tracks for any instruments in Eb/Bb/C and a backing CD to play along to.
Learn to play jazz standards!
The Volume 54 Maiden Voyage Book is part of an incredibly popular jazz series by Jamey Aebersold - a world-renowned jazz musician and teacher. You can learn to improvise with these jazz standards, which have been put together with beginners in mind, including classic songs like ‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Watermelon Man’, ‘Cantaloupe Island’, and some by the book’s author, including ‘Solar Flair’. All of the pieces are written out four times: for instruments in C (treble and bass clef), Bb, and Eb, so all instruments can jive along or improvise over the backing CD - suitable for clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, baritone and many other instruments, even piano!
Develop your improvisation skills
There are introductory notes giving you a background of the pieces, notes to the musician, practice procedures, nomenclature, jazz scales and chords, and advice on soloing from Jamey Aebersold. Jamey Aebersold Volume 54 Maiden Voyage also has chord symbols in the music so you can see how the chord progression is structured for each piece, and useful tips giving you ideas of what rhythms, chords and scales to use in that song - this combined with the introductory notes above give you a sound basis for your first steps in jazz improvisation. The chords are also useful if your friends or your band want to jam along! There is also a useful discography section in the middle of the Jamey Aebersold Volume 54 Maiden Voyage book, which lists of all the artists who have recorded each of the songs in the book.
- Autumn Leaves - J. Kosma, J. Mercer
- Bb Blues (“Shuffle-Time”) - J. Aebersold
- Cantaloupe Island - H. Hancock
- Doxy - S. Rollins
- F Blues (“Tootsie”) - J. Aebersold
- Footprints - W. Shorter
- III/VI7/II/V7 - J. Aebersold
- Impressions - J. Coltrane
- Maiden Voyage - H. Hancock
- Satin Doll - D. Ellington, B. Strayhorn, J. Mercer
- Solar Flair - J. Aebersold
- Song for My Father - H. Silver
- Summertime - G. Gershwin, D. Howard
- Watermelon Man - H. Hancock