Created in the innovative teaching style of jazz great Paul Smith, this book/CD set presents 12 solos and studies in the jazz idiom designed to build strength and dexterity in both the right and left hands. An additional benefit is the book's emphasis on imparting accurate stylistic phrasing to the student. These solos engage students with syncopation and swing, and expose them to jazz-oriented chord structures. Intermediate in difficulty. ©2001, 40 pages. Book & CD.