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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.

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.

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.

How to Play Jazz Piano

Author : Bob Kail
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Jazz Piano Voicings Volume 1 How to Play Jazz

Author : Jamey Aebersold
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Complete piano transcription book from Volume 1: How to Play Jazz and Improvise featuring Jamey Aebersold from the world's most popular improv method. Every note is written exactly as played by Jamey Aebersold with chord symbols, passing chords, pedal markings, and more, including a total of 40 minutes of efficient, musical piano accompaniment written for two hands. Why you should consider this and other Aebersold piano voicing transcription books: Ever listen to a great jazz pianist and wonder "what's he doing there?" Now you'll know! Here is an opportunity to see real jazz piano voicings and comping over real songs in real live musical settings. These historic books contain note-for-note transcriptions, exactly as recorded, of the exciting piano accompaniment from the world famous Aebersold play-along series. Not just for pianists, there are many ways for all musicians to use these wonderful musical tools: Pianists: First, listen closely to the pianist on the respective play-along recording (sold separately). Next, reading from the book, play along with him, imitating his style. Finally, turn him off (using the special stereo separation on all of our CDs) and play along by yourself with the bass and drums. With the techniques learned, you'll soon be improvising your own accompaniment! Non-Pianists: Horn players, arrangers and vocalists can use these books like dictionaries to look up favorite voicings they've heard on a particular play-along track. Written clearly for two hands, even the most novice pianist can play many sections of these books. Teachers / Educators: Give your combo piano students instant jazz voicings and harmonies over a variety of Standards and styles. As personal tools, they will enhance your own understanding of voicings and voice movement and provide you with better skills for accompanying your students.

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!

An Approach to Jazz Piano

Author : Charles Austin
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"This book is an attempt to address the techniques of piano playing as applied to the playing of jazz. It is also an attempt to address theoretical knowledge, and the application of coherent thinking when improvising jazz music. Many aspects of preparation are outlined, including scales, chords, chord symbols, chord/scale relationships, voicings, voice-leading, and the creation of melody."--Introduction

Bradley s How to Play Pop and Jazz Piano

Author : Richard Bradley
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This book is for those who want to learn to play current pops as well as great standards, and develop skills in jazz improvisation, arranging and playing a variety of piano styles. It is the third volume in a three-book course that gives the student all the theory, harmony and technical skills required to become a first rate popular and/or jazz pianist. The exercises and musical examples cover a wide variety of styles, including rock, pop, jazz and blues.

Jazz Piano from Scratch

Author : Charles Beale
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(Instructional). Jazz Piano from Scratch is a complete step-by-step guide to playing jazz with confidence and style. Designed for the absolute beginner, it breaks down the process into simple yet fun activities, with many musical examples to illustrate the points made. The accompanying CD provides examples, activities and some great trio playing to use as a backdrop to the student's own work. Together with a range of other supporting materials pieces, scales, quick studies, aural tests and more this book/CD pack provides a comprehensive introduction to the world of jazz.

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.

How to Play Jazz Piano

Author : Richard Bradley
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In this video, recognizable musical patterns enable the player to hear what to play and give the player a repertoire of chords and chord progressions in several forms and voicings. Jazz standards and ballads, ragtime and Dixieland, Latin jazz and new age music are all introduced. (approx. 60 min.)

Jazz Inventions for Keyboard

Author : Bill Cunliffe
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Pianists all know the benefits of playing the "Two-Part Inventions" of J. S. Bach. Now, world-respected jazz pianist and composer Bill Cunliffe has written his own "inventions" that will benefit every player's understanding and performance of jazz. These great-sounding etudes explore the specific harmonic, melodic, and technical challenges faced by jazz keyboardists, including the ii-V and ii-V-I progressions, outlining changes, chord-tone ornamentation, playing in octaves, tonic patterns, block chords, polytonality, stride piano, and left-hand walking bass. Pieces feature chord symbols, explanatory notes, and preparatory exercises, and each invention is performed on the CD by Bill Cunliffe. 123 pages. " . . . perfect for daily warm-up, explores the harmonic and melodic intricacies of jazz, each etude targets a specific technical skill and includes performance notes, inventions gradually become more challenging and the harmonic progressions are varied and very musical . . . a musical feast." -International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE)

Smooth jazz piano

Author : Mark Harrison
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(Keyboard Instruction). This comprehensive book and CD package will teach you the basic skills you need to play smooth jazz piano. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the tricks used by the pros. The accompanying CD features many of the examples in the book performed either solo or with a full band. Specifically, you'll learn: scales and chords, harmony and voicings, progressions and comping, rhythmic concepts, melodies and soloing, characteristic stylings, the history of jazz, and more. THE HAL LEONARD KEYBOARD STYLE SERIES provides focused lessons that contain valuable how-to insight, essential playing tips, and beneficial information for all players. Comprehensive treatment is given to each subject, complete with a companion CD.

Jazz Piano Scales and Modes

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Following the best-selling Jazz Piano Chords, this informative volume provides a scale reference and practice tool for any pianist wanting to learn to play jazz. Starting with diatonic, pentatonic, symmetrical and exotic scales, more advanced composer and jazz scales are introduced. the following discussion of polytonality, alternating scales, using scales with chords and scale chords represents the dominating concepts of contemporary jazz. the book ends with extensive 12-key libraries of scales, and scales arranged by chords. Learning to use these scales will help any pianist play with more tonal and modal variety, color, freedom and interest.

You Too Can Play Jazz Piano

Author : Tony Esposito
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Information on each song's tempo, rhythmic feel, and shifts in chordal texture is presented at the beginning of each song. Titles include: Ain't Misbehavin' * Am I Blue? * Body and Soul * Don't Fence Me In * Eager Beaver * Fascinating Rhythm * Fools Rush In * I Thought About You * In a Mist * Linus and Lucy * The Man That Got Away * Mood Indigo * The More I See You * The Pink Panther * 'S Wonderful * Skylark * Summer Me, Winter Me and more.

Jazz Piano Scales

Author : Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Great Britain)
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"...Will develop the technical skills you need to play jazz. It introduces patterns characteristic of the idiom, like the blues scale, the ♭3 pentatonic and various modes. It also explores these patterns on the roots and key centres commonly found in jazz. Regular and flexible practice of these forms, and using them as the basis for improvisation, will give you fluency and technical control and make your playing sound effortless and relaxed...sets out the scales by grade and gives a table of recommended speeds..."--back cover.

Learning how to Play Jazz Piano from the Beginner s Point of View

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Playing Solo Jazz Piano

Author : Jeremy Siskind
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Instructional book for advanced jazz pianists