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Jazz Chord Progressions

By Bill Boyd

Piano Method. Chords. Instructional book. Introductory text, instructional text, standard notation, chord names and musical examples. 95 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.290486).

Item Number: HL.290486
ISBN 0793570387. With introductory text, instructional text, standard notation, chord names and musical examples. Chords. 9x12 inches.

This book contains the chord progressions found in most jazz standards. Each progression is written with chord voicings which are indigenous to the style. The book is divided into two sections. The first section uses chord voicings with the root as the bottom note. This voicing is appropriate when playing with a jazz group where there is no bass player. Chord voicings with the third or seventh of the chord as the bottom note are the basis for section two. This voicing is useful when a bass player is present to provide the root movement. The same progressions appear in both sections. The study of this material will help prepare the player for fake book reading and comping with a group.

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  • 5

    Atlanta GA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • July 13, 2007 Jazz Chords

    Jazz chords and chord progressions are sometime difficult to teach to students. This book does an excellent job overall presenting basic jazz chords and voicings. I have found this to be one of the most comprehensive books on the market for music training and development.

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