Bill Evans (A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Piano Styles and Techniques of a Jazz Legend). By Bill Evans. For Piano. Hal Leonard Keyboard Signature Licks. Jazz. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced). Collection and accompaniment CD. Standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695714).
ISBN 063404916X. With standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Jazz. 9x12 inches.
An in-depth exploration of the playing style of one of the most influential pianists in jazz. This book/CD pack uses excerpts from a dozen of Evans' best songs to demonstrate his various trademark styles. The CD includes full performance examples, as well as some slowed-down piano solo parts. Songs include Five, Peri's Scope, Waltz for Debby and more. Includes an introduction by the author.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-8.
About Hal Leonard Signature Licks
The Signature Licks book/audio packs are especially formatted to give instruction on how to play a particular artist style by using the actual transcribed, "right from the record" licks! Designed for use by anyone from beginner right up to the experienced player who is looking to expand their insight. The books contain full performance notes and an overview of each artist or group's style with transcriptions in notes and tab. The audio accompaniment features playing tips and techniques, as well as playing examples at a slower tempo.
About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.