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Class Textbooks

Books for JCMS Classes

Bass I, Bass II, Bass III
Simandl, New Method for the Double Bass Book 1

Beginning Drum Set
Magadini, Learn to Play the Drumset

Beginning Guitar
Mel Bay, Modern Guitar Method, Vol. 1

Beginning Theory and Improvisation
Haerle, Jazz Improvisation Pocket Guide

Beginning Drum Set
Magadini, Learn to Play the Drumset

Jazz Guitar I
Fox, Graduated Soloing: The Mimi Fox Guitar Method
Fox, Graduated Solos CD-ROM

Jazz Guitar II
Fox, Guitar Arpeggio Studies on Jazz Standards
Fox, Jazz Anatomy CD-ROM

Jazz Vocal Essentials for Performance
McCurdy, Approaching the Standards for Jazz Vocalists
Niemack, Hear It and Sing It

Piano I
Vogt, Mastering Piano Method 1A
Vogt, Mastering Theory Workbook 1A

Piano II
Bastien, Piano for Adults Book 2 w/ CD

Introduction to Music Theory
Feldstein, Practical Theory Complete
Haerle, Jazz Improvisation Pocket Guide

Beginning Theory and Improvisation
Haerle, Jazz Improvisation Pocket Guide

JCMS Spring Catalog
The Word

“A friend persuaded me to take the Jazz Guitar class from Mimi, 7-8 years
ago. That started me on a wonderful journey of learning and enjoyment
of jazz, music theory, ensemble performance, and more.”