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Jazz Inventions for Keyboard. (50 Etudes that Will Improve the Way You Play Jazz). For piano. Keyboard/Piano; Method/Instruction. Etudes and Jazz. Instrumental solo book. 123 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.22695).
ISBN 073903538X. Etudes and Jazz.
Pianists all know the benfits of playing the Two-Part Inventions of J.S. Bach. Now, world-respected jazz pianist and composer Bill Cuncliffe 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, includdeing the ii-V and ii-V-I progression, outlining changes, chord-tone ornamentation, playing octaves, tonic patterns, block chords, polytonality, stride piano, and left-hand walking bass.
January 18, 2008
This book is better than Mark Levine's Jazz Piano Handbook, as it is practical and gives you real applications of jazz theory. Working through it slowly will give you the fundamental skills in jazz piano playing from ii V I (najor/minor) to basic scale theory, block chords, turnarounds, etc. Highly...
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