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1 November 2021

Press release by Schott Music

The Essence Of Bebop Piano & Guitar

10 great studies in the style and language of bebop

for piano and guitar

Jim Snidero


  • Jazz studies
  • Includes demo and play-along tracks
  • Suitable for both instrumentalists and non-instrumentalists alike as an entry into bebop
  • Intermediate level


Written by critically-acclaimed New York saxophonist Jim Snidero, The Essence of Bebop is the first textbook on bebop, unlocking the heart and soul of the most important languages in jazz improvisation.

With ten studies inspired by the greatest bebop and hard bop innovators, amazing play-along recordings and six instrument editions available, The Essence of Bebop is great for individual, ensemble or classroom study.

Historical insights, as well as recommended listening and reading make this edition an indispensable part of jazz education.

“But what if you aren’t a student or a professional?…By encouraging readers to understand the music’s intent, slow down their listening, and focus on the swinging, the series can help a jazz newcomer dig this cerebral, often pulse-pounding music.” [Morgan Enos, Discogs]