New Jazz Improvisation DVD from Berklee Press

May 18, 2005

As a student, ensemble chair, ear training Chair, Dean of Performance division, and current Vice President of International Studies, Monroe has been involved in Berklee College of Music's unique musical educational program for over 40 years. As a prominent musician, Monroe's views on expression are well-known throughout the community. Noting the tendency of young players to concentrate solely on their craft, and the lack of emphasis placed on expressive qualities, Jazz Expression a Toolbox for Improvisation aims to give students the devices needed to develop their expressive abilities.

Jazz Expression: A Toolbox for Improvisation enables students to build upon their musical vocabulary to bring fullness of their musical ideas into the jazz idiom. Featured lessons, which can be applied to various instruments, include:

  • Vibrato
  • Articulation
  • Dynamics
  • Effects
  • Pitch
Larry Monroe is an internationally active saxophonist, composer, arranger, clinician, and adjudicator. He leads his own sextet and has performed with artists such as Lou Rawls, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Gary Burton, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, among others. Mr. Monroe currently serves as the associate vice president of international programs at Berklee College of Music.

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