Jazz Piano And Harmony: An Advanced Guide (Book & CD Set)

Jazz Piano And Harmony: An Advanced Guide (Book & CD Set)
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(Book + CD) First, the concept of modes is discussed in detail, as well as modal harmony and composition. Their use in conventional jazz tunes as well as modal ones is explored. Next, chord scales and their application over specific chords, left hand voicings for blues, blues progression variations, and pentatonic scales are covered in detail. The chapter on pentatonics also includes inversions or positions for pentatonics, their application over specific chords, and even the use of altered pentatonics. The book then covers more advanced theory including minor harmony, dominant chord substitution, upper structure triads, voicings in fourths, diminished chord….

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The Jazz Piano Book

The Jazz Piano Book
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Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Jamey Aebersold, Richie Beirach, and more, this book presents all the information a student of jazz piano needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced pianists, written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz piano playing.

Jazz Piano And Harmony: A Fundamental Guide (Book & CD Set)

Jazz Piano And Harmony: A Fundamental Guide (Book & CD Set)
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(Book + CD) Book and CD by John Ferrara. Geared to the beginning to intermediate student, this book starts with triadic and four part chords, and transitions into the concept of voice leading via inversions which is the key to moving voicings in a smooth manner. The book then covers the concepts of diatonic harmony and substitutions, playing a left hand voicing with a single-note melodic line, melodic embellishment, improvisation techniques, and note palettes. The topics progress to cadences, the II-7 V7 pattern, secondary dominants, tensions, left hand voicings, spread (2 hand) voicings, and finishing with a discussion of blues….

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Jazz Keyboard Harmony – A Practical Voicing Method For All Musicians (Book & CD Set)

Jazz Keyboard Harmony: A Practical Voicing Method for All Musicians, Spiral-Bound Book & CD
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A practical and systematic method that teaches how to practice jazz piano voicings so that they become automatic and intuitive. The method progresses step-by-step from 2- to 7-voice chord structures with fourths and upper-structure triads. Each chapter presents essential harmonic progressions written and spelled out in all keys, along with fingerings to help non-keyboardists. Also provided are songs written out for both hands, which utilize the techniques and voicings just learned. Includes comping rhythms, bass line techniques, and practice strategies. Excellent for both classroom and individual study. Strongly endorsed by Mark Levine, Bobby Shew, Denis Diblasio, and many others. The….

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Bebop Jazz Piano (Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series)

Bebop Jazz Piano (Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series)
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(Keyboard Instruction). In this book in the Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series, author John Valerio provides essential, detailed information for bebop and jazz pianists on the following topics: chords and voicings, harmony and chord progressions, scales and tonality, common melodic figures and patterns, comping, characteristic tunes, the styles of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and much more. The accompanying online audio features many of the examples in the book performed either solo or with a full band. Also included are combo performances of five of the tunes featured at the end of the book.

Brazilian Piano – Choro, Samba, and Bossa Nova: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series

Brazilian Piano Choro Samba And Bossa Nova Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series
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(Keyboard Instruction). Brazilian Piano teaches elements of some of the most appealing Brazilian musical styles: choro, samba, and bossa nova. It starts with rhythmic training to develop the fundamental groove of Brazilian music. Next, examples build up a rhythmic and harmonic vocabulary that can be used when playing the original songs that follow. Besides providing tracks for the examples in the book, the online audio contains ensemble recordings that allow you to improvise through the middle chorus. Additional versions of the ensemble tunes are included in the online media available through the My Library feature, accessible via computer. Features artist….

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Country Piano: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series

Country Piano: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series
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(Keyboard Instruction). Ever wanted to play country piano, but weren’t sure where to start? Country Piano will teach you the basic skills you need! From comping to soloing, you’ll learn the theory, tools and tricks used by the pros to get that authentic country sound. At the end of the book, you’ll get seven complete tunes to jam on. Listen to the audio and start playing along! Covers: scales and chords; walkup and walkdown patterns; comping in traditional and modern country; bluegrass arpeggio styles; Nashville “fretted piano” techniques; and more. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside….

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Jazz Piano Concepts & Techniques

Jazz Piano Concepts & Techniques
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(Piano Method). This book provides a step-by-step approach to learning basic piano realizations of jazz and pop tunes from lead sheets. Systems for voicing chords are presented from the most elementary to the advanced along with methods for practicing each system. Both the non-jazz and the advanced jazz player will benefit from the focus on: chords, chord voicings, harmony, melody and accompaniment, and styles.

Latin Jazz Piano: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series

Latin Jazz Piano: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series
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(Keyboard Instruction). This book is divided into three sections. The first covers Afro-Cuban (Afro-Caribbean) jazz, the second section deals with Brazilian influenced jazz Bossa Nova and Samba, and the third contains lead sheets of the tunes and instructions for the play-along audio. The Afro-Cuban section contains a chapter on some basic concepts of traditional Afro-Cuban music, including the clave, tumbao, and montuno. Also, there is a chapter on typical piano voicing used in Afro-Cuban music Latin jazz in general. Next is a chapter on typical comping patterns used in various Afro-Cuban styles such as Mambo, Cha-cha, etc. The last chapter….

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Playing Keyboard Bass Lines Left-Hand Technique for Keyboards

Playing Keyboard Bass Lines Left-Hand Technique for Keyboards Bk/CD
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(Piano Method). This step-by-step approach to learning how to play left-hand bass lines at the keyboard includes examples and exercises covering the chord progressions and styles players will encounter. Keyboardists at all levels will benefit from this book’s focus on: walking bass lines, playing in a “two-feel,” waltz time, Latin styles, putting both hands together, and more. The exercises for each chapter are recorded on the accompanying CD.