Method Books

Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble

by Dean Sorenson and Bruce Pearson

The Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method is designed to help both you and your jazz ensemble students explore the world of jazz through easy-to-use rhythm studies, improvisation studies, instrument specific exercises, and 13 full ensemble jazz charts. The approach is non-theoretical and aurally based.

All 13 charts are complete and playable by as few as nine players. Each part book comes with an accompaniment CD, so like every great jazz player throughout history, students learn to play jazz by listening!

The Standard of Excellence Jazz Ensemble Method series is comprised of individual instrument method book and a conductor's score.