This app is, by far, the most ambitious app production and undertaking ever for us here at Fuzzy Music Mobile. But we know that the hard work and expense is worth it, because this app does more to bring the big band experience to everyone anywhere than any other product.
There's no better way to play better than to play more. And, now — whether you're a rhythm section player, soloist on any horn (or guitar or mallet instrument) or vocalist ... or a teacher — you can have both volumes of the ERSKINE JAZZ ESSENTIALS PLAY-ALONG at your fingertips for use on ANY computer or digital music device.
We were very excited to discover these USB data wafer cards, and are delighted to be able to share these 20 play-along tracks with you: essential jazz tunes in the keys and tempos you need to know and have mastery of ... accompanied by pianist Alan Pasqua, bassist Darek Oles and drummer Peter Erskine.
These cards contain multiple mix versions of each song (full band / minus piano / minus bass / minus drums). Now you don't need to have an iOS device to join the musical fun.
Featuring Peter Erskine on drums, Alan Pasqua on piano, and Darek Oles on bass, this app 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.
Using the original backing tracks from Tower of Power's 2008 release The Oakland Zone, The Code of Funk breaks down the elements that have made Garibaldi's funky, linear, syncopated style a touchstone for drummers around the world for decades.
Use the built in mixing console to design the perfect track to assist your study, isolating subtleties or removing the drums entirely when you're ready to replace them.
The Afro-Cuban Essentials Play-Along app, features Aaron Safarty, the “go-to” guy for Afro-Cuban and Brazilian drumming in Los Angeles. He is also my trusted colleague at the Thornton School at the University of Southern California.
The heart of Afro-Cuban music is understanding clave and the role each instrument plays, all while being able to play the “standards” of this music in common keys and at different tempos. With the combined professional and pedagogical experiences between the three musicians, these tracks target and explore an essential variety of requisite Afro-Cuban modes and styles.
The best way to learn any piece of music is by ear. “Joy Luck” provides lead sheet charts, identical to what we used in the studio to make the album. There are also exhaustive transcriptions of the bass and drum parts and solos for study and emulation if desired.
Featuring Peter Erskine on drums, Alan Pasqua on piano, and Darek Oles on bass, this app has been designed and created for use by all musicians who are interested in perfecting their jazz skills and artistry.
Utilizing the built-in mixer, you can create your own combo: full rhythm section (trio), music-minus-piano, music-minus-bass, music-minus-drums, or solo tracks of drums-only, bass-only or piano-only. There are click-track and count-off options as well.
There’s no better way to play better than to play more. Keep on swinging.