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Alfred's Teach Yourself To Play Jazz at the Keyboard - Book/digital audio

Everything you need to know to start playing Jazz now!

By Bert Konowitz

Piano (or keyboard) - Beginner
Everything you need to know to start playing Jazz now!. Keyboard/Piano; Method/Instruction. Teach Yourself Series. Learn To Play, Jazz and Play Along. Book and digital audio. With chord names, instructional text, fingerings, chord chart and introductory text. 80 pages. Alfred Music #00-17237. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17237).

Item Number: AP.17237

ISBN 9780739000199. 9x12 inches. English.

Teach Yourself to Play Jazz at the Keyboard will have you playing theauthentic sounds of jazz right from the beginning. By following the step-by-step set of instructions, you will learn all about jazz and blues scales. As you progress, you will be performing proper jazz accents and riffs with the right hand, and jazz chords and progressions, walking bass, boogie and Latin-inspired patterns with the left.

About Teach Yourself Series

Be your own teacher, and let Alfred's Teach Yourself series guide you every step of the way. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Each method begins with basic fundamentals, such as hand position, holding the instrument, and getting acquainted with standard musical notation. Then move along to playing well-known songs -- all as you continue to increase your ever-growing ability to read music and understand your instrument. You will learn to play in an array of musical styles, including pop, blues, folk, and more. Alfred's Teach Yourself series opens up a brand-new world of musical knowledge and gives you everything you need to know to start playing now!

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 07, 2009 How to Play Jazz

    My schedule is hectic and everchanging. So I was excited to find away to "take lessons" at my own time and pace!

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  • 5

    Barbara Green
    Sun City Center, Fl
  • October 08, 2008 Barb's Views

    I really have enjoyed your Teach Yourself Music books. They are very easy to use and very easy to understand. This one is my second book and I have showed my Piano instructor these books also, and I believe she has ordered a couple.

    39 of 103 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Sydney Australia
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  • May 30, 2008 A great intro for understanding Jazz

    This book/CD is great! It explains how to play Jazz in a very clear and easy-to-understand way. Especially good if you don't have a Jazz background. The music examples are fun to play along with the CD. I love it!

    39 of 73 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Marja Kalaja
    Espoo, Finland, Europe
  • June 28, 2005 Enjoying jazz

    I found this book and CD really useful particularly for picking up jazz rhythms. I enjoyed playing jazz accompanied by the band on the CD. Therefore I wish that Dr. Konowitz would write a continuation for this book containing longer pieces by Keith Jarrett, Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick, Bill Evans...

    , Mary Lou Williams, Chich Corea, etc. I have also enjoyed Teach Yourself to Play Blues.

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    75 of 118 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    R. Stroud
    Goldsboro, NC
  • August 23, 2003 Just love this teaching book!

    I just wish I had purchased this book and CD months ago. This is an excellent way to teach yourself how to play jazz at the piano or keyboard. There is a great selection of jazz tunes to learn and play, and the author carefully lays out, step by step...

    , the methods to get you playing piano jazz fast. I plan to also purchase Teach yourself to play blues at the keyboard too. Just one note: this teaching book does assume you already have a basic knowledge of note reading.

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    59 of 99 people found this review helpful.
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