Real Smooth is a Latin/Rock tune with a bouncy, syncopated lilt utilizing straight eighth notes (the best way to begin the study of jazz.) Rhythm patterns, articulations and simple syncopations are all addressed in the Preparatory Exercises. Anyone can solo in the “Open for Solos” section and there is an opportunity for your drum set player to shine (ad lib or written) on a short feature.
Real Smooth is the fourth tune in the Jazz Vision Series of medium-easy, progressive, educational charts for the young jazz musician. It is based on research on Multiple Learning Styles realizing that the majority of learners are visual dominant and will learn jazz best by seeing how it is actually played. Click on “Jazz Vision Series Description” for complete information.
All packages include Scores & Parts (in PDF format) and MP3 files.
Standard small big band instrumentation (A T B, 2 Trpts., 2 Trbs. & Rhythm Section) with added parts to substitute and/or augment including Flute, Clarinet, F Horn, TC Baritone, Tuba, Vibes, Alto 2 (substitute for Tenor) and Tenor 2 (substitute for Bari).