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How to Play Jazz Piano

Author : Pam Wedgwood
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This is the full eBook edition of How to Play Jazz Piano in fixed-layout format with downloadable audio. Discover Pam Wedgwood's exciting world of jazz piano! This is a fun and simple introduction for young players with a basic knowledge of how to play the piano (about Grade 2 standard). It includes an introduction to improvisation, suggested listening ideas and covers swing, syncopated rhythms, basic chords and chord symbols, scales and modes used in jazz. There are also plenty of great pieces in different styles, online audio and Pam's helpful advice and teaching tips every step of the way!

Hal Leonard Jazz Piano for Kids

Author : Richard Michael
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(Piano Method). Here is a fun, easy course that teaches children how to improvise and play jazz piano faster than ever before. Kids will stay motivated as they improvise on popular children's songs arranged in a jazz style, while the opportunity to play alongside video accompaniments will inspire a love for performance. Every song seamlessly integrates a new improvisatory skill, systematically building upon previous learning and enabling the student to progress with confidence. Including exclusive access to video tutorials, this book is the definitive introduction to improvisation and jazz piano. The method can be used in combination with a teacher or parent. Topics covered include: swing and syncopation * echo playing * call and response * rock and swing grooves * improvising on 1-5 notes * hearing chord changes * 12-bar blues * and more.

Playing Jazz Piano

Author : Bob Mintzer
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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.

How to Play Jazz Piano

Author : Bob Kail
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Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method

Author : Mark Davis
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(Piano Instruction). The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano from the complete novice just learning the basics to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary. There are lots of fun progressions and licks for you to play and absorb. The accompanying audio includes demonstrations of all the examples in the book! Topics include essential theory, chords and voicings, improvisation ideas, structure and forms, scales and modes, rhythm basics, interpreting a lead sheet, playing solos, and much more!

How to Play Solo Jazz Piano

Author : John Valerio
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(Piano Instruction). Often, jazz pianists are called upon to play solo gigs. This book attempts to ease the transition from group to solo jazz piano playing with a step-by-step practical appraoch to learning and playing standard tunes by dissecting their component parts; melody, harmony and bass. The parts are then reassembled in various ways. Chapters include: chords & voicings * bass lines * swing tunes * ballads * improvisation. Audio demonstraction tracks are provided for download or streaming online with a unique access code included in the book.

It s Never Too Late to Play Jazz

Author : Pam Wedgwood
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Guides the player through the different skills and techniques needed to play jazz, covering swing rhythm, syncopation, walking bass, blues and improvisation. This book includes pieces that are suitable for those who have learnt for approximately one year, or have completed the It's Never Too Late To Play Piano tutor.

Berklee Jazz Piano

Author : Ray Santisi
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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 Handbook

Author : Michele Weir
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"[Student will learn the following:] open a fake book/sheet music with chord symbols and play a tune, accompany vocalist/instrumentalist on any type of tune, get a solo piano/vocal gig, use the piano as a helpful tool to practice vocal improvisation, analyze the chord changes to a song and understand the function of each chord within the progression, double-check published leads-sheets for accuracy, improve composition skills by being able to play and hear the tunes, improve improvisation skills by understanding the harmonic construction of a song."--Page 2.

Play Jazz Blues Rock Piano by Ear Book One

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This comprehensive introduction to jazz, blues, and rock piano will offer easy-to- understand explanations of music theory, and guide you step by step as you develop your skills. Above all, Piano by Ear will help you to explore and develop your ability to improvise. Rather than focus on written notation, you'll learn to express yourself at the piano by relying on your ear and on your own creative instincts. Book One is designed for students who are brand-new to playing music by earand improvising. Only basic piano technique and basic music-reading skills are needed.