The Jazz Piano Book


Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101440
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.

The Jazz Theory Book


Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101459
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.

The Jazz Piano Chord Book


Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Wise Publications
ISBN: 9781783058655
Category:
Page: 152
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(Music Sales America). The handy and compact layout of this convenient chord book allows you to quickly and easily find the chord you are looking for. Its layout of the almost innumerable harmonic variations of each piano chord, as well as the great reference system for substitutions and related chords, makes this book invaluable for any pianist looking to expand their harmonic horizons. It is not only a reference guide, though. The lengthy introduction explores what jazz harmony is, how chord variations and voicings contribute to it, and how knowing them can enhance your playing incomparably. With sections for chords built from every root note, divided into major, minor, dominant, diminished and augmented, this book is not comprehensive but is as close to that as you can get. The infinite different ways of voicing each chord are condensed into the most popular and musically interesting, so you'll be able to use The Jazz Piano Chord Book to help you improvise with other musicians in an inventive way, or just to comp with other players competently. Spiral bound.

Jazz Piano Masterclass: The Drop 2 Book


Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101408
Category: Music
Page: 70
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The most comprehensive book ever written on how to create the 4-note, block-chord approach to jazz piano playing used by masters like McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, etc. In this book, world-renowned pianist and educator Mark Levine provides a step-by-step, beginning to advanced, masterclass on how to create, practice and extend this most useful appraoch to jazz chord voicings.

Playing Jazz Piano


Author: Bob Mintzer
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457428852
Category: Music
Page: 44
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For an aspiring jazz instrumentalist, playing piano is one of the most important skills for developing a jazz vocabulary. Bob Mintzer is a renowned jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, pianist, bandleader, educator and member of the group, the Yellowjackets. His new book is designed for the instrumentalist who is not an accomplished piano player but wants to acquire basic jazz piano skills and jazz vocabulary. The book includes etudes that make players aware of the sound, texture, cause, effect and function of jazz chords and harmony. The 22 piano etudes feature a variety of styles, tempos, chord progressions and a the book also includes a chord voicing glossary. Mintzer offers a practical guide with a realistic approach.

Berklee Jazz Piano


Author: Ray Santisi
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1495032205
Category: Music
Page: 112
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(Berklee Guide). Play jazz piano with new facility and expression as Ray Santisi, one of the most revered educators at the Berklee College of Music and mentor to Keith Jarrett, Diana Krall, Joe Zawinul, and thousands of others reveals the pedagogy at the core of Berklee's jazz piano curriculum. From beginning through advanced levels, Berklee Jazz Piano maps the school's curriculum: a unique blend of theory and application that gives you a deep, practical understanding of how to play jazz. Concepts are illustrated on the accompanying online audio, where you'll hear how one of the great jazz pianists and educators of our time applies these concepts to both jazz standards and original compositions, and how you can do the same. You will learn: * Jazz chords and their characteristic tension substitutions, in many voicings and configurations * Modes and scales common in jazz * Techniques for comping, developing bass lines, harmonizing melodies, melodizing harmonies, and improvisation * Practice techniques for committing these concepts to your muscle memory * Variations for solo and ensemble playing * Advanced concepts, such as rhythmic displacement, approach-chord harmonization, and jazz counterpoint

Jazz Piano Voicings

An Essential Resource for Aspiring Jazz Musicians
Author: Rob Mullins
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476840652
Category: Music
Page: 208
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(Keyboard Instruction). The jazz idiom can often appear mysterious and difficult for musicians who were trained to play other types of music. Long-time performer and educator Rob Mullins helps players enter the jazz world by providing voicings that will help the player develop skills in the jazz genre and start sounding professional right away without years of study! Includes a "Numeric Voicing Chart," chord indexes in all 12 keys, info about what range of the instrument you can play chords in, and a beginning approach to bass lines.

The Big Book of Jazz Piano Improvisation

Tools and and Inspiration for Creative Soloing
Author: Noah Baerman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739031711
Category: Music
Page: 143
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Vital concepts and topics of jazz piano improvisation are thoroughly presented in this outstanding book & CD by master performer and educator, Noah Baerman. Organized into three main categories----scales, modes and other source material; practical application; and conceptual issues----Baerman's approach develops the skills you need to channel your improvisational impulses into amazing solos. Complex subjects such as patterns, rhythmic variety, melodic contour, guide tones, locked hands and rhythmic displacement are easy and enjoyable to learn. No jazz pianist's library is complete without the Big Book of Jazz Piano Improvisation. 144 pages.

Modern Jazz Piano

A Study in Harmony
Author: Brian Waite
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 9780711908413
Category: Music
Page: 128
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(Music Sales America). Based on the author's experience in teaching in jazz workshops, this text explains the principles of the jazz art form. Useful for teachers wishing to include jazz in the music curriculum.

Jazz Piano Basics - Book 1

A Logical Method for Enhancing Your Jazzabilities
Author: Eric Baumgartner
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 154001195X
Category: Music
Page: 88
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(Willis). Book 1 of a two-volume series that presents the fundamentals of jazz in a logical and accessible manner, primarily through short, progressive exercises. Ideal for anyone wishing to expand their "jazzabilities" and especially practical for those interested in participating in a school jazz program. Includes online audio tracks. Concepts covered include: * Improvisation * Swing rhythms * Common jazz chords and scales * Accompaniment techniques * 12-bar blues, and much more! NOTE: Jazz Piano Basics is a revised and vastly expanded version of the Jazzabilities series.

The Jazz Pianist

Left-hand Voicings and Chord Theory
Author: Fred Hughes
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780757993152
Category: Music
Page: 76
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Jazz recording artist, pianist, and educator Fred Hughes takes you step-by-step though the process of efficiently playing chords with the left hand only. Learn jazz vocabulary along with practice and memorization techniques. The Jazz Pianist: Left Hand Voicings and Chord Theory begins with triads and proceeds through thirteenth chords and teaches the practical application of chords and chord progressions. Topics include: how to perform all chords and variations with little effort, how to provide the harmonic structure and foundation with the left hand, the theory of chord construction, the foundations of chord memorization, and how to utilize practice patterns for mastery. Learn these standards: "Have You Met Miss Jones," "All the Things You Are," "The Days of Wine and Roses," and "Body and Soul." Includes play-along and demonstration CD with bass and drums. An essential book for every jazz pianist!

Beginning Jazz Keyboard


Author: Noah Baerman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739033951
Category: Music
Page: 96
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Anyone with basic keyboard skills (equivalent to Alfred's Basic Piano, Lesson Book 2) can dig right in and begin learning jazz right away. Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way through 7th chords, pentatonic scales and modulating chord progressions, this book features a full etude or tune demonstrating every new concept introduced. Beginning Jazz Keyboard breaks the age-old tradition of dry, intimidating and confusing jazz books, and provides an actual step-by-step and enjoyable method for learning to play in this style. The DVD demonstrates examples and offers opportunity to play along.

Jazz Piano Handbook

Essential Jazz Piano Skills for All Musicians
Author: Michele Weir
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739047958
Category: Music
Page: 128
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If you're a jazz singer or instrumentalist and don't already have basic skills in jazz piano: now is the time! Piano skills are the gateway to understanding chords and progressions, checking lead sheets for accuracy, learning new tunes, arranging, writing your own tunes, becoming a better improviser and so on. This book outlines an easy step-by-step process that makes learning basic jazz piano easy and fun!

Intro to Jazz Piano

Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series
Author: Mark Harrison
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1480387894
Category: Music
Page: 104
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(Keyboard Instruction). This comprehensive book with audio is the perfect Intro to Jazz Piano . From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the techniques used by the pros. The audio demonstrates most of the music examples in the book. The full band tracks feature the rhythm section on the left channel and the piano on the right channel, so that you can play along with the band. Covers: jazz chords and progressions; jazz swing and bossa nova comping; voicings and patterns; melodic treatment; soloing techniques; how to play from a fake book; and more. Get started today!

Jazz Piano Vocabulary

The Mixolydian Mode
Author: Roberta Piket
Publisher: muse eek publishing
ISBN: 9781594899584
Category: Music
Page: 56
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This book is the 2nd volume in a series designed to help the student of jazz piano learn and apply jazz scales by mastering each scale and its uses in improvisation. Each book focuses on a different scale, illustrating the scale in all twelve keys with complete fingerings. Also provided are chords and left hand voicings to match, exercises and etudes to help apply the material to improvising, ideas for further study and listening, and detailed instructions and suggestions on how to practice the material.

Metaphors For Musicians


Author: Randy Halberstadt
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101432
Category: Music
Page: 344
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This practical and enlightening book gives insight into almost every aspect of jazz musicianship---scale/chord theory, composing techniques, analyzing tunes, practice strategies, etc. For any level of player, on any instrument. Endorsed by Jessica Wiliams, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill mays, etc.

A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano

Exploring Harmony
Author: Dominic Alldis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780634001772
Category: Music
Page: 230
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(Piano). A serious and thorough discussion of harmony for the literate pianist, this book by Professor Dominic Alldis of the Royal Academy of Music in London addresses accompaniment models, basic jazz theory, polychords, reharmonization, upper structure triads, block chords, pentatonic harmony, and many more subjects, drawing harmonic parallels from classical composers. Alldis includes key excerpts from the greatest jazz standards to illustrate his points.

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Alfred's Premier Piano Course Lesson


Author: Dennis Alexander,Gayle Kowalchyk,E. L. Lancaster,Victoria McArthur,Martha Mier
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739052327
Category: Music
Page: 47
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Alfred's Premier Piano Course, Lesson Book 3 is now available with a CD! Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo. Level 3 students will be playing syncopated, dotted and swing rhythms with ease. Up-tempo, original pieces with clever twists smoothly incorporate new concepts including: pass-under and cross-over scale fingerings; the chromatic scale; IV chords in C, G, F, D; 1st and 2nd endings; and ledger lines above and below the staff. 48 pages.

Voicings for Jazz Keyboard


Author: Frank Mantooth
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793534852
Category: Music
Page: 64
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A comprehensive approach to contemporary keyboard voicings for the performer, arranger, teacher, jazz theorist.