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Jazz Pedagogy

A guide to library resources for teaching jazz.

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How to Browse for Resources on Jazz Pedagogy

These are some of the call numbers for locating jazz instructional materials and jazz education research in the UO Music Collection.  Using these, you can browse for repertoire, histories, scholarship, and instruction or method books on the physical shelves, or browse by Library of Congress call numbers in LibrarySearch.

Pedagogy and theory books:

  • MT 68:  Jazz instruction, improvisation, accompaniment, and transposition
  • MT 86:  Jazz arranging & ensembles

Jazz methods for specific instruments:

  • MT239:  Piano methods for jazz
  • MT279.7:  Fiddle methods for jazz
  • MT330:  Bass methods for jazz
  • MT345:  Flute methods for jazz
  • MT392:  Clarinet methods for jazz
  • MT442-448:  Trumpet methods for jazz
  • MT505:  Saxophone methods for jazz
  • MT582-585:  Guitar methods for jazz
  • MT599:  Bass guitar methods for jazz
  • MT662:  Drum set methods for jazz
  • MT825 & MT893:  Vocal methods for jazz

Books about the history of jazz pedagogy:

  • ML3506: Jazz History and Criticism
  • ML3508: Jazz History in the United States

These are some of the Library of Congress Subject Headings for locating jazz education scholarship and instructional materials in the UO Music Collection.  Using these, you can refine your searches in the library catalog, using the "subject" limiter.

  • Jazz
    • Jazz--Analysis, appreciation
    • Jazz--Instruction and study
    • Jazz--Interpretation (Phrasing, Dynamics, etc.)
    • Jazz--Philosophy and aesthetics
    • Jazz--Theory
  • Jazz Vocals--Instruction and study
  • Improvisation (Music)
    • Improvisation (Music)--Instruction and study
  • [Instrument]--Methods (Jazz)
    • e.g. Guitar--Methods (Jazz)
  • [Instrument]--Studies and exercises (Jazz)
    • e.g. Trumpet--Studies and exercises (Jazz)
  • [Instrument or ensemble] music--Instruction and study
    • e.g., Big band music--Instruction and study
    • e.g., Drum set music--Instruction and study
  • [Instrument or ensemble] music (Jazz)
    • e.g. Flute music (Jazz)
    • Piano Music (Jazz)--Teaching pieces
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