ERSKINE play-along for ALL computers & mp3 players & devices
Now you can play along with Alan Pasqua, Darek Oles and Peter Erskine using ANY device — laptop, desktop computer, Android device or ANY mp3 player — by means of transferring the music-minus-one mix tracks from this USB data card into your computer. What was heretofore an iOS-exclusive practice and performance app is now available to anyone reading this on a computer or data phone screen, etc.
Featuring Peter Erskine on drums, Alan Pasqua on piano, and Darek Oles on bass, this PLAY-ALONG has been designed and created for use by all musicians who are interested in perfecting their jazz skills and artistry. The heart of jazz is being able to play the blues and “standards” in common keys and at different tempos. With a century’s worth of professional and pedagogical experiences between the three musicians, these tracks target and explore an essential variety of requisite jazz modes and styles that we have found to be of the most use.
Twenty tunes. You can play with your own combo: full rhythm section (trio), or music-minus-piano, music-minus-bass, music-minus-drums.
PDF lead sheets are included in the keys of C, Bb and Eb. In the case of some well-known standards, we have adhered to the form and chord changes of the songs unless otherwise noted. The melodies to these tunes can easily be found on-line or in a RealBook, etc. There are also some classic tune forms from the post-bop era, making this collection up-to-date and relevant.
We suggest that you listen to the full trio mixes at least once in order to hear how the band is playing this music — unless, of course, you wish to fully embrace the jazz spirit and experience the performances in real time: hearing and playing the music for the first time just like in a true jazz setting. In any event, you now have a world-class rhythm section at your fingertips.
As the beboppers say: “Straight ahead and strive for tone…”
There’s no better way to play better than to play more. Keep on swinging.