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Exploring Jazz Piano - Volume 1

Harmony / Technique / Improvisation

By Tim Richards

Book/Online Audio Piano - intermediate to advanced
Harmony / Technique / Improvisation. Composed by Tim Richards. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music with CD. Edition Schott. Exploring Jazz Piano will help players develop their technical jazz skills. This unique approach presents a wealth of pieces to play as well as giving practical analysis of harmony and tips on improvising. Classical, Jazz Instruction. Softcover Audio Online. 256 pages. Schott Music #ED12708D. Published by Schott Music (HL.49030450).

Item Number: HL.49030450

ISBN 9781847615060. 9.0x12.0x0.72 inches. English.

Volume 1 introduces the intermediate pianist to the basic chord-types used in jazz, from major and minor triads to seventh and ninth chords. Other topics include: Chord/scale relationships, modes, broken chord and scale patterns, pentatonic and blues scales, walking bass lines, Latin rhythms and bass lines, the diatonic cycle, secondary dominants, II V I sequences, horizontal and vertical improvisation, tritone substitution, two-handed voicings, rootless voicings, technical exercises and fingering, accompaniment styles, ear-training, discography (suggested listening). 28 pieces by the author appear alongside special arrangements of well-known jazz standards, including: Autumn Leaves * Fly Me to the Moon * In a Sentimental Mood * Mannenberg * On Green Dolphin St (Part 1) * Ornithology * Song for My Father * Straight No Chaser * Take the A Train. Also included are transcribed solos by Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, an invaluable source of authentic jazz techniques.

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  • 5

    An Amateur Pianist
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  • June 14, 2021 I love this book!

    This book is great once you are off of beginner method books. It's also great for advanced players who aren't experienced in Jazz. The book starts out very basic with triads and goes all the way to ninth chords. There is a huge emphasis on rhythm which many...

    methods overlook completely. The book has straight 8ths, swing, funk, Latin, and rock rhythms to name a few. There are backing tracks to keep you in time (which is the only way you can really "mess up" jazz). Book 2 has more advanced concepts for those interested. Book 2 is a continuation, so you'll want to get it once you finish book 1.

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  • January 16, 2016 Au TOP , a life's time book

    Ce livre est sans égal pour une excellente approche du JAZZ (comme l'est celui du même auteur sur IMPROVISING BLUES ). Toutes ses qualites sont réunies ici pour un prix formidablement bas !!! C'est un livre pour la vie..

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