Bill Boyd, master composer of original jazz for young students, created this thorough, inventive method especially for young students. Teachers and students with little or no prior knowledgeof jazz idioms will find this book easy to follow, and will enjoy the great original songs that form the core of this informative book. It's a great introduction to jazz for the early intermediate-level student. Includes units on: Jazz Rhythms & Accompaniments, Basic Improvisation, Ragtime, '50s Rock, Playing from a Fake Book, Blues, Rock and Stride Bass, Boogie Woogie, and more. ©2002, 88 pages.