About The Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Longs
We Publish And Sell The World's Most Popular Jazz
The fact is, the best way to learn music is to PLAY music, and what
better way to play than with some of the absolute greatest rhythm
sections in the world of jazz? It no longer matters whether you are in
an "island" of jazz in your community, you can play with the best
right away. Think about that; even if you are just a beginner to jazz,
you can boldly practice with a solid rhythm section day after day.
Using the Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Longs makes practicing fun again,
even when you're just practicing scales!
There is something for everyone in these Book and CD sets, whether you
are a young aspiring player, active professional, teacher, or retired
professional. The recording provides the professional jazz rhythm
section, and YOU provide the melody!
Today, Jamey's Play-A-Longs are used and enjoyed by all segments of
the musical spectrum from elementary students to pro's such as Randy
Brecker and Phil Woods. No longer are scales, exercises and arpeggios
simply dull strings of notes with no harmonic meanings. Melodies
suddenly come alive and practice is much more fun when the best rhythm
sections in the business back you up. Imagine ... you actually get to
practice with such well known professionals as Ron Carter, Kenny
Baron, John Patitucci, Grady Tate, Rufus Reid, James Williams, Hal
Galper, Cedar Walton and many others. You can do all of this and more
at your own pace and in the comfort and privacy of your own home!
How To Use The Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Longs
Our method is simple:
1. Open the book to the proper place ...
2. Put on the recording ...
3. Tune up your instrument ...
4. Begin playing with a fantastic rhythm section!
Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Longs include a Stereo CD and a coordinated
booklet with transposed parts for all instruments including Treble
Clef, Bass Clef, Bb, and Eb. Choose the song you want to play and the
stage is yours!
These make excellent practice tools for scat vocalists, too!
Meticulously break down a song one chord/scale at a time, or simply
relax and play melodies. You can have it your way!
The special stereo separation technique we use is ideal for rhythm
players. The left channel includes bass and drums, while the right
channel contains piano (or guitar) and drums. So bass players and
pianists/guitarists can play along like normal, or tune out the
recorded parts and provide your own!
We currently offer over 100 Play-A-Longs of incredible jazz
accompaniment. Please note that the volumes do not necessarily get
progressively more difficult.
Even when you don't have time to practice, slip the CD in your
computer and listen while you work, or even in your car while driving!
You'll find yourself unconsciously singing melodies and practicing
without distraction from what you are doing. It's yet another way to
"internalize" the music.
We know the Jamey Aebersold Play-A-Longs work and are fun to use
because WE use them, too! They are "The Most Widely Used Improvisation
Method On The Market!"