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Michele Weir

Michele is currently a faculty member at U.C.L.A. and previously taught at U.S.C., C.S.U. Long Beach and the Phil Mattson School. In demand internationally as a jazz clinician/adjudicator, recent notable presentations include the World Choral Symposium in the Netherlands, the National A.C.D.A Conference and the I.A.J.E Convention. Michele has served as co-chair of vocal jazz for I.A.J.E., as an ARTS panelist for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and as co-conductor of the World Youth Choir.

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Michele Weir : Vocal Improvistation : 01 Book & 1 CD : 14100

Michele Weir : Vocal Improvistation bestseller

Calling all current and would-be jazz musicians - you have some serious reading and woodshedding (practicing) to do, 232 pages worth! A former member of the Grammy-nominated Phil Mattson Singers, Michele Weir currently teaches at UCLA, and has taught at USC, CSU Long Beach and the Phil Mattson School. "Vocal Improvisation" is designed for singers, students and teachers of vocal jazz. There is a CD that contains vocal examples with rhythm section background. The exercises are appropriate for all levels of experience, from beginning to advanced, and also be useful to instrumentalists for developing jazz articulation. A tremendous resource of information for any jazz musician!

Songlist: Part One: Jazz Fundamentals, Chords and Scales, Chord Progressions and how They Work, Other Basics, Jazz Keyboard, Part Two: Beginning Improvisation, Getting Started, Rhythm and Syllables, Creating Melodies, Diatonic Chord Progressions, Learning to Hear the Changes, Part Three: Intermediate Improvisation Articulation, Melodic Structure, Non-Diatonic Chord Progressions, Hearing the Changes, Part Four: Advanced Improvisation, Other Aspects of Rhythm, More About the Bebop Language, Hearing the Changes Even Better!, Improvising on Jazz Standards, Part Five: Other Considerations, Creating and Retaining Interest, Practice, Part Five: Vocal Improvisation In The Classroom, Working with Groups of Students, Group Activities and Games, Appendix A: Interviews with jazz Singers, Appendix B: Solos for Transcribing, Appendix C: Index of Exercises

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6012b | Book & 1 CD | $36.95


Michele Weir : Jazz Singers Handbook : 01 Book & 1 CD : 038081226415  : 00-22020

Michele Weir : Jazz Singers Handbook

The Jazz Singer's Handbook provides an inspiring and practical window of insight into the world of professional jazz singing. Drawing upon an impressive career as an arranger, teacher, singer, pianist, and clinician, Michele Weir (faculty, UCLA) has distilled her experiences and observations into two handbook sections: the artistry and the mastery of singing jazz. Also included is a jazz chord library, a professional resource guide, a review of music fundamentals, and an index of terms and symbols. The CD includes sing-along tracks for standard songs, many of which are in two keys for different voice ranges, plus recorded examples of the performance and arranging concepts presented in the text.

Songlist: The Nature of Jazz Singing, The Story of the Text, Text Delivery, Coloring the Melody, Phrasing is Your Friend!, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Preparing to Sing A New Tune, Writing a Lead Sheet, Creating an Arrangement, Organizing a Gig Book, Rehearsing a Rhythm Section, Rhythmic Grooves and Playing Styles, Sitting In, Appendix I: Music Fundamentals, Appendix II: Jazz Chords Library, Appendix III: Professional Resource Guide, Appendix IV: Index

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6041b | Book & 1 CD | $19.95


Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday : SSAA : Sheet Music

Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday

This valuable publication features easy a cappella vocal jazz arrangements from the pen of jazz educator Michele Weir. These holiday classics fare all arranged perfectly in a light jazz style for today's singers. Includes a second group of three Christmas numbers arranged in a light, a cappella, vocal jazz style. Excellent material for your show and jazz choirs. Appropriate for beginning or established groups.

Songlist: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! , I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, O Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland

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Voicing: SSAA | 8044b | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella


Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday : SATB : Sheet Music

Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday

This valuable publication features easy a cappella vocal jazz arrangements from the pen of jazz educator Michele Weir. These holiday classics fare all arranged perfectly in a light jazz style for today's singers. Includes a second group of three Christmas numbers arranged in a light, a cappella, vocal jazz style. Excellent material for your show and jazz choirs. Appropriate for beginning or established groups.

Songlist: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! , I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, O Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland

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Voicing: SATB | 8045b | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Caroling, Caroling : SATB : Michele Weir : Alfred Burt : Sheet Music : 35002929 : 747510185109

Michele Weir : Caroling, Caroling

Jazz educator, Michele Weir, has thoughtfully created a fresh new treatment of the timeless Alfred Burt classic, Caroling, Caroling. The 5/4 meter creates a rhythmic and energetic feel. Michele's use of harmonic twists adds to the thrill of this unaccompanied work. A must for any choir that sings a cappella.

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Alfred Burt

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35002929


Christmas Time Is Here : SATB : Michele Weir : Lee Mendelson : A Charlie Brown Christmas : Sheet Music : 08749917 : 884088351175

Michele Weir : Christmas Time Is Here

The impeccable Michele Weir touch is clearly evident in this warm un-accompanied arrangement of the Charlie Brown classic song.

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composers: Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi | Musical: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749917


Crazy : SATB : Michele Weir : Willie Nelson : Patsy Cline : Sheet Music : 35028219 : 884088627911

Michele Weir : Crazy

As a completely different and fresh setting of the classic penned by Willie Nelson and made famous by Patsy Cline, this arrangement of Crazy will drive you crazy with its jazz harmonies and distinctive interpretation of lyric. Choral jazz at its most creative and finest!

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Willie Nelson Performed By: Patsy Cline

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028219


Do You Hear What I Hear : SATB : Michele Weir : Sheet Music : 00216006 : 888680664855

Michele Weir : Do You Hear What I Hear

After a reflective, rubato opening, this accessible unaccompanied setting of the beloved Christmas favorite moves into a gentle rock groove. Excellent for pop, jazz and concert groups to perform in concert and in the community.

Arranger: Michele Weir

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00216006


Harlem Nocturne : SATB : Michele Weir : Sheet Music : 08745544 : 884088071356

Michele Weir : Harlem Nocturne

Show off your vocal jazz technique with this vintage jazz ballad that shimmers with style! Great for showing off a special soloist.Available separately: SATB, Ipak(R) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 5:15.

Arranger: Michele Weir

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745544 | Showtrax CD Available


He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped : SATB : Michele Weir : Dizzy Gillespie : Sheet Music : 08744888 : 073999899351

Michele Weir : He Beeped When He Shoulda Bopped

From the pen of one of the founding fathers of bebop comes this fun medium swing tune. A challenging arrangement, but well worth the effort! Available separately: SATB, IPak(R) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Michele Weir Performed By: Dizzy Gillespie

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744888 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SATB : Michele Weir : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 00142082 : 888680047313

Michele Weir : I Say a Little Prayer

Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest! ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142082 | Showtrax CD Available


I Say a Little Prayer : SSA : Michele Weir : Burt Bacharach : Dionne Warwick : Sheet Music : 00142083 : 888680047320

Michele Weir : I Say a Little Prayer

Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest!

Arranger: Michele Weir | Composer: Burt Bacharach | Lyricist: Hal David Performed By: Dionne Warwick

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00142083 | Showtrax CD Available


Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  : SATB : Michele Weir : Sheet Music : 00-25072 : 038081267418

Michele Weir : Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

This valuable publication features three easy a cappella vocal jazz arrangements from the pen of jazz educator Michele Weir: "Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Jingle Bell Rock." Three holiday classics for the price of one, all arranged perfectly in a light jazz style for today's singers.

Arranger: Michele Weir

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25072


Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  : SSAA : Michele Weir : Sheet Music : 00-25073 : 038081267425

Michele Weir : Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

This valuable publication features three easy a cappella vocal jazz arrangements from the pen of jazz educator Michele Weir: "Let it Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and "Jingle Bell Rock." Three holiday classics for the price of one, all arranged perfectly in a light jazz style for today's singers.

Arranger: Michele Weir

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-25073


Rock-A-Bye Baby : SSAA : Michele Weir : Sheet Music : 07360817 : 073999608175

Michele Weir : Rock-A-Bye Baby

Arranger: Michele Weir

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 07360817


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town : SATB : Michele Weir : Sheet Music : 00-28690 : 038081312347

Michele Weir : Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Michele Weir follows up her best-selling "A Holiday Jazz Trio" with a second group of three Christmas numbers arranged in a light, a cappella, vocal jazz style. Excellent material for your show and jazz choirs. Appropriate for beginning or established groups.

Arranger: Michele Weir

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28690


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town : SSAA : Michele Weir : Sheet Music : 00-28691 : 038081312354

Michele Weir : Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Michele Weir follows up her best-selling "A Holiday Jazz Trio" with a second group of three Christmas numbers arranged in a light, a cappella, vocal jazz style. Excellent material for your show and jazz choirs. Appropriate for beginning or established groups.

Arranger: Michele Weir

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28691

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