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Beginning Jazz Keyboard - Book

The Complete Jazz Keyboard Method

By Noah Baerman

Keyboard - Beginner
The Complete Jazz Keyboard Method. Keyboard/Piano; Method/Instruction. National Keyboard Workshop. Instructional and Jazz. Instructional book. Introductory text, instructional text, black & white photos, standard notation, fingerings and chord names. 95 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17854).

Item Number: AP.17854
ISBN 0882849093. With introductory text, instructional text, black & white photos, standard notation, fingerings and chord names. Instructional and Jazz. 9x12 inches.

Anyone with basic keyboard skills (equivalent to Alfred's Basic Piano, Lesson Book 2) can dig right in and begin learning jazz right away. Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way through 7th chords, pentatonic scales and modulating chord progressions, this book features a full etude or tune demonstrating every new concept introduced. Beginning Jazz keyboard breaks the age-old tradition of dry, intimidating and confusing jazz books, and provides an actual step-by-step and enjoyable method for learning to play in this style. The CD demonstrates examples and offers opportunity to play along.
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  • Chapter 1 - Review 
  • Rhythm and Time Signature 
  • Intervals 
  • Interval Inversion 
  • Key Signatures 
  • The Circle of 5ths 
  • Major Scales 
  • Natural Minor Scales 
  • Harmonic Minor Scales 
  • Chapter 2 - Intro to Harmony 
  • Triads 
  • In Harmony 
  • Inversions 
  • Voicing 
  • Twilight in Sandy Hook 
  • Diatonic Harmony 
  • Chord Function and Chord Progressions 
  • Ton Doo 
  • Lead Sheets 
  • Ton Doo (lead sheet style) 
  • Minor Harmony 
  • Nellie's Woe (lead sheet) 
  • Blue's Progressions 
  • Purple Blues (lead sheet) 
  • Purple Blues 
  • Chapter 3 - Feel, Scales and Soloing 
  • Style 
  • Swing Feel 
  • Soloing With the Major Scale 
  • Sponge on a Stick 
  • The Major Pentatonic Scale 
  • Fatha Fatha 
  • Syncopation 
  • Solo on Fatha Fatha 
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale 
  • Embellishing a Melody 
  • Basie's Minor Boogie 
  • The Blue's Scale 
  • Two and Four 
  • Yes, Les McCann Can 
  • Chapter 4 - Intro to Four-Note Chords 
  • 6th Chords 
  • Inversions of 7th and 6th Chords 
  • All You Need is Seven 
  • Diatonic Harmony with 7th Chords 
  • A Jog Around The Block 
  • Minor Harmony with 7th Chords 
  • 95 Degrees in the Shade 
  • Chapter 5 - Voicing the 7th Chords 
  • Voice Leading 
  • Well, How About Bridgeport 
  • Lead Sheets with 7th Chords 
  • Bouncin' with Bll E. (lead sheet) 
  • Bouncin' with Bill E. 
  • Shell Voicings 
  • Bouncin' with Bill E. (Shell Voicings) 
  • Bebop-Style Left-Hand Voicings 
  • Bouncin' with Bill E. (Bebop-Style Left-Hand Voicings) 
  • Rootless Left-Hand Voicings 
  • Bouncin' with Bill E. (Rootless Left-Hand Voicings) 
  • Rootless Shell Voicings 
  • Bouncin' with Bill E. (Rootless Shell Voicings) 
  • Comping 
  • Bouncin' with Bill E. (Sample Solo with Comping) 
  • All Hail the King 
  • Tommy's Touch 
  • Chapter 6 - Scales and Soloing, Part Two 
  • Harmonic Analysis 
  • Pebble Hill 
  • Brother Jack and Sister Shirley 
  • Harmonic Analysis in Minor Keys 
  • Blue Drew 
  • Natural Minor vs. Harmonic Minor: The Choice 
  • Mingus Reincarnated 
  • Progressions With Modulations 
  • Bright Red 
  • You Neeque 
  • You Neeque (sample solo) 
  • Memorizing Changes 
  • Transposing Changes 
  • Senor Ruiz 
  • Chapter 7 - More Soloing 
  • Melodic Scale Patterns 
  • Arpeggios 
  • Mixing It Up 
  • Wonder-ful 
  • (Sample Solo #1 on) Wonder-ful 
  • (Sample Solo #2 on) Wonderful (with Comping) 
  • Chapter 8 - Afterword 
  • Ear Training 
  • Types of Keyboards 
  • Tunes 
  • Recordings 
  • Ratings + Reviews

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    antwerp, belgium
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  • March 26, 2007 tempting

    I've got a Yamaha tyros 2 and I'm in a hurry to try my present. notwithstanding my age (80) I'll try to do my utmost because I'm almost deadly in love with music.

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