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Authors Herb Silverstein and Richard Drexler announce release of “Jazz Harmony and Improvisation”

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In their unique book “Jazz Harmony and Improvisation: Scores and Recordings of Original Tunes” (published by Trafford Publishing), Herb Silverstein and Richard Drexler combine their musical knowledge to present advice and guidance to people searching for techniques for growing their own understanding of music.

“Jazz Harmony and Improvisation” contains 50 of Silverstein and Drexler’s original songs. For readers who are also musicians, a corresponding album is available with recordings of each song as well as lead sheets for each song to be used as play along. Writing from their expertise as experienced and respected musicians, Silverstein and Drexler include suggested techniques for improvisation.

The authors hope musicians find “Jazz Harmony and Improvisation” useful in their growth as artists. “This book/CD combination is a powerful tool for the improvising musician wishing to find the correct notes to choose from in constructing a harmonically sophisticated solo or accompaniment,” explains Silverstein.

As musical theorists, Silverstein and Drexler also want their book to appeal to people who aren’t solely musicians. “The information is also valuable for the composer/arranger or anyone interested in understanding the sounds and structure of any kind of music.”

About the Author
Herb Silverstein, M.D., F.A.C. S., is an internationally recognized ear surgeon and a nationally recognized piano expert. He studied classical piano and jazz in his youth, but his musical aspirations were overshadowed by his studies and career in medicine. Over the past 20 years Silverstein has been seriously pursuing his interest in jazz piano, and he has produced nine albums for fund-raisers and awareness-raising endeavors for the Ear Research Foundation.

Richard Drexler is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger and producer. He grew up in a musical family in Illinois, and he has since traveled the world playing with various musicians. He has worked with many noted musicians from a wide range of genres. His studio experience has helped him produce, co-engineer and edit “Fridays with Maury” and “Beach Walker” as well as contribute his unique bass style. Drexler’s album “Senor Juan Brahms” melds multiple music genres.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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