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ETUDES FOR JAZZ PIANO - Conversation Of The Hands

By Emiko Hayashi

Composed by Emiko Hayashi. This edition: spiral-bound. Learn to get the left and right hand working together and independently. Book and digital audio. Jamey Aebersold Jazz #EFJP. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.EFJP).

Item Number: JA.EFJP

ISBN 9781562240622.

By Emiko Hayashi. A must have for all pianists seeking a creative approach to developing left and right hand coordination. The exercises and solos (based on the chord changes to well-known standards) are rhythmic, colorful, and fun to play. The chapters cover six specific areas of left hand development and left/right hand integration, with practical application from standard jazz tunes in the form of musical solo piano pieces. This book will definitely be an essential part of your practice routine. Besides improving your hand coordination, it will challenge you to think differently about it. All of the concepts are easily applicable to the real world. Highly endorsed! Spiral-Bound, so it opens easily and lays flat on your keyboard music stand. Pianist Emiko Hayashi has written a very comprehensive, challenging yet very accessible method book. With exercises designed for left hand alone and exercises designed to develop interplay between the hands, I wholeheartedly recommend this book. I've already started practicing! Kenny Barron. In Etudes for Jazz Piano Emiko Hayashi illuminates a challenge that faces scores of jazz pianists at all levels; that of integrating the left hand in improvisation in a meaningful way, not only as an accompanist, but as an integral part of the whole. By taking various jazz standards and creating etudes specifically for the left hand as well as for developing coordination and the conversational aspects between the left and right hands, Ms. Hayashi illustrates many possibilities for expanding one's technical and expressive range. I would think this set of etudes would be extremely useful to jazz pianists at any stage of development since the obvious outcome of the study will improve one's ability to play melodically and expressively throughout the keyboard, without regard to the traditional roles of the left and right hands. Todd Coolman. It is understood that all musicians must play piano. Emiko's book fills a void for non-pianists addressing specific technical problems which will help towards being able to use the piano to improve and enlarge one's playing and composing, no matter what instrument you play. This is a hands-on book directed towards immediate results. David Liebman.

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  • 5

    Professor Nadine Shank, Director of Piano Studies
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
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  • March 19, 2008 Use of this book for Sight-Reading classes/Pianist

    At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, I am using this volume in my Sight-Reading Class for Pianists and Organists. The Exercises have unusual patterns, often without fingering, so that the pianists are forced to confront material which is not predictable, and which takes them into many keys. The rhythms...

    are also a challenge, at times, and are really enjoyable as a break from the traditional sight-reading books and materials I might use. Thank you for this creative volume.

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