Play Jazz, Blues, & Rock Piano by Ear Book Two by Andy Ostwald. For Piano. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. Jazz & Blues. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 112 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99526BCD).
ISBN 9780786629657. Jazz & Blues. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
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.
Building on the fundamentals introduced in Book One, Book Two introduces a whole new world of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic possibilities. Only basic piano technique and basic music-reading skills are needed. You'll want a CD player with headphones at your keyboard. A portable CD player will do the job!