Exploring Jazz Piano: Pt. 1

Exploring Jazz Piano: Pt. 1 : Harmony, Technique, Improvisation

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 231 x 300 x 13mm | 1,089g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ports
  • 190245524X
  • 9781902455242
  • 37,247

Table of contents

Improve musical skills - Learn pieces in a variety of jazz styles - Improve musicianship including aural and rhythmic skills - Improve improvisation skills - Gain an insight into jazz harmony and chord voicings - Develop skills for playing in a band - Develop accompaniment skills
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