65 Jazz etudes to develop vocabulary
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The Jazz Etudes

​The etudes in this book are


  1. All of me

  2. Ain't misbehavin'

  3. Big Butter & Egg Man

  4. I can’t give you anything but love

  5. Just a closer walk with thee

  6. Stardust

  7. Struttin’ with some barbecue

  8. The Sheik of Araby 

  9. When the Saints go marching in 

  10. When you’re smiling

  11. After you've gone

  12. At the jazz band ball

  13. Basin street blues

  14. Charleston

  15. China boy

  16. Crazy rhythm

  17. I'm confessin' that I love you

  18. I've got a feeling I'm falling

  19. Indiana

  20. It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

  21. It had to be you

  22. King of the swinger – I wanna be like you!

  23. Mame

  24. Muskrat ramble

  25. Pennies from heaven

  26. Rose room

  27. Shine

  28. Singin' the blues

  29. Someday you'll be sorry

  30. Sweet Georgia brown

  31.  A foggy day

  32. Days of wine & roses

  33. Honeysuckle rose

  34. I've got rhythm

  35. In a mellow tone

  36. Just friends

  37. My little suede shoes

  38. My secret love

  39. Out of nowhere

  40. Perdido

  41. Stompin' at the Savoy

  42. Take the A train

  43. The lady is a tramp

  44. The more I see you

  45. Why do I love you?

  46. Corcovado

  47. Desafinado

  48. How insensitive

  49. O grande amor

  50. Once I loved

  51. One note samba

  52. So danco samba

  53. The girl from Ipanema

  54. Triste

  55. Wave

  56. Anthropology

  57. Blues for Alice

  58. Confirmation

  59. Dewey square

  60. Donna lee

  61. Ko ko

  62. Now's the time

  63. Ornithology

  64. Scrapple from the apple

  65. Yardbird suite

Plus all other material from Chet Baker bundle, Chet Baker in Milan solo transcription book & Jazzy patterns and scales in all 12 keys

(Digital E-Book) Jazz etude book with links to free backing tracks. 


 A must have book for any beginner/intermediate student of jazz improvisation. 


Written by Darren Lloyd with the techniques that all the jazz greats use to develop their jazz vocabulary.


Melodic, fun & challenging etudes to take your improvisation to the next level.

What are you going to get?

  12 jazz etudes in Concert - Bb - Eb pitch & bass clef

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  • Charlie Parker bebop etudes in Bb, Eb concert pitch & bass clef - worth £19.96

  • Bossanovas in Bb, Eb concert pitch & bass clef - worth £19.96

  • Chet Baker in Milan transcriptions in Bb, Eb concert pitch & bass clef - worth £19.96

  • Chet Baker major II-V-I licks in treble clef & bass clef - worth £9.98

  • Chet Baker minor II-V-I licks in treble clef & bass clef - worth £9.98

  • Jazzy patterns and scales in all 12 keys in treble clef & bass clef - worth £9.98

All the backing tracks included

Combined value - £149.70

Available to you today for only £19.99

What do our customers say about our 'jazz etudes'?

Ken Brown - Trumpet player with the Halle Orchestra

"The 65 études are exactly what I need to break the impasse and have the confidence to overcome years of "slavery to the dots". Darren has achieved so much by Intelligently applying himself to the task of understanding the language and developing his own talent. The 65 études are a wealth of genuine standards from the "greats" across the genres. Darren's articulate presentation encourages you to persist and really achieve. See you at the other end.....

Martin WInter - Principal Trumpet with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra


'Hi Darren, I really love your book/books. I was a brass band nerd (still am I suppose) til I entered the RNCM aged 23. I did 10 years with the BBC Philharmonic then moved to Norway and the Bergen Philharmonic. I have been here for 20 years now combining the orchestra and playing lead trumpet with the Bergen big band. I also conduct bands and write my own music. The thing I like about your etudes is it allows me to be slightly freer in my improvisation. I usually find due to my “classical” background that I improvise ok-ish during rehearsals but when I get to the gig my ideas freeze up. This maybe due to not having enough jazz language to use. Without doubt your etudes are helping me cement a better awareness of the language.'

Simon Willats - Simon has performed and recorded for the BBC and PBS, Alfred and Hal Leonard and also with many artists ranging such as Andrea Bocelli, Wayne Bergeron, Phil Woods, Paul Anka, Doc Severinson, Johnny Mathis, Allen Vizzutti and Hugh Jackman.


'Darren’s material is fantastic . Well organised Etudes set to the great standards in comfortable ranges . In my experience as a jazz teacher, there is no better way to absorb the language than jazz etudes and Darren has done a wonderful job in doing this. In this time of social distancing, Darren has made practicing fun with great play alongs and a healthy amount of material. As a very experienced performer himself, his wealth of experience comes thru his etudes and online updates. I recommend these for all levels.'


Russell Anderson - Trumpet player


'Hi Darren - I want to send you a note about my delight with your etude book. As a comeback trumpet player, these are perfect! I love having something to practice other than scales that are melodic and chord-tone based. I would think that any intermediate player would enjoy these as I do!

Keep up the great work - please!'

Jarritt A Sheel - Assistant Professor, Music Education - Berklee College of Music 

'Your etudes are great, my students love them!'