LEARNING RESOURCES @ BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
[Play Along]

Play Along with the Stan Getz Library

Play-Along books on display:


Classic Songs From the Blue Note Jazz Era:
For All Instruments:
Play-a-long Book & Recording Set

MT68 .A33 v. 38

Fifteen jazz favorites recorded on one of the finest jazz labels. Captures the spirit, sound, and soul of the Blue Note* era; ...  includes John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea, and more!

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Bossa Nova


MT68 .A33 v. 98




Bossa Nova's greatest master, played with exceptional taste and sensitivity in an authentic, relaxed style with a nylon string acoustic guitar rhythm section.
Latin Jazz: 10 Latin Jazz Classics


MP175.5 .T4 v. 23

Jazz Play-Along Volume 23

With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues, and other split-track choices on the included CD. 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.

Hair Metal


MP125 .H26 2001





The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs
quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks.


Modern Rock : Guitar Play-Along v.5

MT581 .B6 v. 5




The Guitar Play-Along Series will assist you in learning to play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks.


   
Pop Rock: Drum Play-Along v.1

MT662.9 .D7 v. 1




Play your favorite songs quickly and easily with the Drum Play-Along Series. Just follow the drum notation, listen to the CD to hear how the drums should sound, then play along using the separate backing tracks. The lyrics are also included for quick reference.

Afro-Cuban Coordination for Drumset by Maria Martinez

MT662.3 .M35 1999

Maria Martinez provides in-depth coverage of: Mambo, Songo, Nanigo and Mozambique patterns; cowbell and ride cymbal variations; studies to develop left-foot clave; ostinatos, rhythm studies, 2-bar phrases; and much more! The CD features 40 full-band tracks with demos and play-alongs.

Bobby Watson : "ETA" and 12 More Jazz Favorites


MT68 .A33 v. 119


Includes 12 Classic compositions from the long time "Jazz Messenger", altoist Bobby Watson, recorded by the famous Horizon rhythm section. Many of these are on numerous classic jazz recordings. This is your chance to sit-in with Horizon and "see what it's like!"

Learning Videos on Display:




Jaco Pastorius: Modern Electric Bass


LVD 1

The onetime Weather Report bassist covers his roots and influences, how he developed his technique, fretless vs. fretted electric bass, right and left hand technique, harmonics and arpeggios, practice routines and so on. An instruction booklet accompanies the video.


Rockin' Grooves  with Danny Morris    

LVD 212





Learn how to lock into an airtight groove with Berklee professor and versatile bassman Danny Morris. In this Berklee Workshop, Morris gives you techniques to help you anchor your band with solid foundation of bass lines, chord progressions and rhythmic and harmonic variations.
John Blackwell: Technique, Grooving and Showmanship

LVD 226-227

John Blackwell's entire performance at Modern Drummer Festival 2002 with Matrix, featuring Tom Coster (keyboards), Baron Browne (bass), and Bruce Bartlett (guitar).

Vocal Technique: Developing Your Voice for Performance

LVD 236


This instructional program is hosted by Anne Peckham, professor of voice at Berklee College of Music. Peckham leads viewers through a routine to help enhance singing techniques and prevent vocal damage through warming up, using proper posture, and improving vocal range, stamina, and health.

JoAnne Brackeen: Preparing for Your Concert

LVD 251



No matter what instrument you play, Joanne's practical exercises, warm ups, and practice tips will help build your playing foundation.


New Orleans Drumming


LVD 280


This instructional DVD features Herlin Riley, Johnny Vidacovich, Earl Palmer, and Herman Ernst in more than three hours of footage! Learn their styles (R&B, funk, jazz, and Reggae) and the history and evolution of the sounds of New Orleans.