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Complete Jazz Keyboard Method: Mastering Jazz Keyboard

Mastering Jazz Keyboard

By Noah Baerman

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Keyboard - Advanced
Mastering Jazz Keyboard. Keyboard/Piano; Method/Instruction. National Keyboard Workshop Book - Approved Curriculum. Instructional, Method, Jazz and Play Along. Instructional book and examples/accompaniment CD. With leadsheet notation, standard notation and instructional text. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.17861).

Item Number: AP.17861

ISBN 088284914X. 9x12 inches.

The conclusion to this jazz method starts with a review of concepts from Intermediate Jazz Keyboard and quickly moves on to more advanced concepts of chord voicings, modal soloing, substitution, reharmonization, modes of the minor scales, diminished and whole-tone scales, walking bass, stride piano technique, non-diatonic progressions and much more. The perfect launching pad for a lifetime of discovery and joy of playing music, this is an essential vehicle for any keyboardist's journey into jazz. The CD includes examples and opportunities to play along.

  • About the Author 
  • Introduction 
  • Chapter 1 - Review 
  • Modes of the Major Scale 
  • Extended and Altered Chords 
  • Substitution 
  • Making the Changes 
  • Loafin' Blues 
  • Chapter 2 - Modal Playing and 4th Voicings 
  • 4th Voicings 
  • "So What" Voicings 
  • George's Concept 
  • Parallel Voicings 
  • George's Concept: Parallel So What Voicings 
  • Modal Soloing 
  • Lyricism and Pacing 
  • Chords 
  • Sidestepping and Resolving 
  • George's Concept: Sample Solo 
  • Chapter 3 - Advanced Substitution & Reharmonization 
  • Cycles 
  • Rhythm Changes 
  • Riffin' in Rhythm 
  • Talk to Me, Brownie 
  • Remembering Two Giants 
  • Sample Rhythm Changes Solo 
  • Coltrane Changes 
  • It Takes Big Feet 
  • All Them Thangs Trane Was 
  • Ted, Can You Dig It? 
  • Putting These Substitutions to Work 
  • Chapter 4 - New Scales 
  • The Jazz Melodic Minor Scale 
  • Modes of the Melodic Minor 
  • The Melodic Miners 
  • Symmetrical Scales: Diminished & Whole Tone 
  • Condiment Man 
  • Modes of the Harmonic Minor 
  • Greene Machine 
  • The Lydian Diminished Scale and Its Modes 
  • Lennieage 
  • Un Portrait de Michel 
  • Blues For Yusef 
  • Chapter 5 - Triads & Pentatonic Scales Revisited 
  • Triads Revisited 
  • Upper Structures 
  • Chart: Triad Possibilities For 7th Chord Voicings & The Extended Colors They Imply 
  • You Neeque: Chord Study with Upper Structures 
  • Bi-Tonal Triads 
  • Keith's Inspiration 
  • Climb That Beanstalk 
  • Pentatonic Scales Revisited 
  • Herbie Times Five 
  • Herbie Times Five: Sample Solo 
  • Using Multiple Pentatonics in Modal Playing 
  • George's Concept: Sample Solo with Multiple Pentatonics 
  • Pentatonics in Modal Playing: "Takin' it Outside" 
  • George's Concept: Sample Solo with Outside Pentatonics 
  • Chapter 6 - Solo Playing 
  • Big Brother Hank 
  • Walking Bass 
  • Big Brother Hank: Walking Bass 
  • Stride 
  • Big Brother Hank: Stride 
  • Leaving More Space 
  • Big Brother Hank: Sample Solo 
  • Ballads 
  • An Evening With Kate 
  • Playing the Melody 
  • An Evening With Kate: Solo Keyboard 
  • An Evening With Kate: Sample Solo 
  • Chapter 7 - Building Intensity 
  • Octaves 
  • Tune for Timmons 
  • Block Chords: Locked Hands Style 
  • Lock-Up 
  • Rhythmic Devices 
  • Bley-Zin 
  • Clusters 
  • Cecil's Revolution Blues 
  • Non-Diatonic Progressions 
  • Shorter But Hipper 
  • Playing Over Non-Diatonic Changes 
  • Voicings 
  • Shorter But Hipper: Sample Solo 
  • Chapter 8 - Afterwords 
  • Maybe 
  • Maybe: Sample Solo 
  • Special Situations 
  • Recordings 
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