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Jazz Piano Master class with Mark Levine: The Drop 2 Book

By Mark Levine

This edition: spiral-bound. Instructional and Jazz. Method book & digital audio. 68 pages. Published by Sher Music Company (SR.JPMC).

Item Number: SR.JPMC

ISBN 9781883217471. 8.5" x 11" inches.

The 'Drop 2 Book' is the first and only publication to explore the 4-note, block-chord approach to jazz piano playing---as used by piano masters like Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton and Bill Evans.In this book, world-renowned educator and pianist Mark Levine gives the reader a comprehensive, step-by-step, beginning to advanced Masterclass on this fascinating approach to voicing chords.Included in the book are complete chapters on: The basic Drop 2 approach, More advanced Drop 2 techniques, Soloing and 'comping in Drop 2, Techniques for practicing Drop 2, Plus a digital download is included of Mark demonstrating each exercise! An invaluable insight into the harmonic minds of some of our greatest piano players, by the author of "The Jazz Piano Book".68 pages, plus digital download. $19 list price.

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  • January 19, 2014 drop 2 book

    good book .

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    Matthias Orgler
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  • August 12, 2008 The concept of "drop 2 " in detail

    Every jazz book has a section on drop 2 voicings. The topic is easy to describe on just one page. This book goes further and not only describes drop 2 basics. It also explains more modern approaches to drop 2 (McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock style etc.) as well as solo...

    concepts with drop 2 voicings. I didn't know, this topic could be discussed in such detail. Although the book is not very thick (60 pages), I think it will influence my future soloing, comping and melody playing.

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