Over sixty original studies in a variety of Jazz styles. The book is divided into three parts. Part one introduces the beginner to jazz rhythms, including swing quavers, syncopation and displaced accents, while Part 2 contains twenty carefully graded melodic jazz studies. Part 3, 'Improvisation and Blues', encourages the budding jazz clarinetist to use these studies as the basis for further creative jazz improvisation. Through its systematic, methodical approach, Progressive Jazz Studies helps you to play stylish jazz from the very beginning.