Improvising and Soloing In The Pocket

Instruments in C

Sean Kennedy (composer), Richie Cannata (composer)


  • Flute
  • Oboe


Stretch your improv and play along with a "first-call band." In the Pocket offers nine original pieces in a variety of styles, each clearly notated for melodies, chords, and scale forms. Each piece also has a theory worksheet for additional study. But it is the included DVD that makes In the Pocket shine - professionally recorded in a state-of-the-art studio with top-tier musicians, the play-along tracks let you "sit in" with the best. An included video round-table discussion gives plenty of background and playing tips for each piece, setting the stage for beginning improvisation or advanced players. In the Pocket is available for any instrument and can be enjoyed by soloists or small ensembles. Richie Cannata and Sean J. Kennedy set the bar much higher in music education and play-along books with In the Pocket! “Here is a great new play-along book featuring original compositions played by a first-call band of contemporary jazz musicians, and also includes theoretical ideas and notes on how to approach each tune. Very well done and fun to play along with!" — Randy Brecker, GrammyTM winning Trumpet and Flugelhorn player
SKU: WF143
Dedication: Richie Cannata would like to thank the following individuals for their support in making this book possible: Sean J. Kennedy; Liberty DeVitto for introducing me to Sean; my co-producer, Julio Fernandez; all of the wonderful musicians who performed on this CD; Cove City Sound Studios staff; Andrew Reyna; mom and dad for always believing in my music; and my family Shirlene, Eren and Carol Ann for their support. Sean J. Kennedy would like to thank the following individuals for their support in making this book possible: Heather Ann, Ashley, Juliet, Aidan, Natalie Kennedy and mom and dad for their unending love and support; Richie Cannata for his continued friendship and decades of superb musicianship; Liberty DeVitto for his friendship, support and for introducing me to Richie many years ago; Chris Scialfa, Larry Clark and the entire production crew at Carl Fischer Music; Ray Deeley, Dale Brown and Gary Zimmaro for their musical guidance early on; Rosemary Buetikofer, Kevin Cotellese, Megan Goodwin, Mae Huang, Randi Mount, Tim Price, Sam Ruttenberg, and Erin Stroup for their friendship and inspiration; Neil Larivee at Vic Firth Drumsticks; Al, Carol and Andrew Moffatt at Zildjian Cymbals; Jim Bailey at Evans Drumheads; and Mark Amentt at Casio Keyboards.
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Product Type: Methods and Studies
Accompanied: Unaccompanied Solo
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
UPC: 7-98408-09352-5
ISBN: 978-0-8258-9352-0
About Richie Cannata and Sean J. Kennedy
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Keep It In The Pocket - Theory Worksheet
Open Road - Theory Worksheet
Great South Bay - Theory Worksheet
Living For The Moment - Theory Worksheet
Shuff - Theory Worksheet
Private View - Theory Worksheet
Tea Time - Theory Worksheet
Para Ti - Theory Worksheet
Anna C - Theory Worksheet
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