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Jazz Keyboard Harmony - Voicing Method For All Musicians

By Phil DeGreg

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Piano, keyboard, organ - intermediate, advanced
Composed by Phil DeGreg. This edition: spiral-bound. Book & CD. 248 pages. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.JKH).

Item Number: JA.JKH
ISBN 978-1-56224-069-1.

A practical and systematic method that teaches how to practice jazz piano voicings so that they become automatic and intuitive. The method progresses step by step from 2-voice to 7-voice chord structures with fourths and upper-structure triads. Each chapter presents essential harmonic progressions written and spelled out in all keys, along with fingerings to help non-keyboardists. Also provided are songs, written out for both hands, which utilize the techniques and voicings just learned. Includes comping rhythms, bass line techniques, and practice strategies. Excellent for both classroom and individual study. Strongly endorsed by Mark Levine, Bobby Shew, Denis Diblasio, and many others. The included Play-a-long CD lets you practice the piano exercises in the book with bass and drum accompaniment; you can also practice comping along with a saxophone soloist. A demonstration piano track on one channel, played with a stylistic comping feel, gives you an idea of how the piano voicing exercises should sound.

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  • 5

    Location:
    CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • June 03, 2013 a great book to learn ship.

    Except Dick Grove's books, this is definitely the only book I know of that is completely organized orderly learning the chords used in jazz music for keyboards.

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  • 3

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    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 31, 2009 Not the easiest

    This a good book for the moderate to slightly advanced skill level. If you are attempting to learn jazz, however, I would recommend starting elsewhere.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 13, 2009 Good Book for Keyboard Voicing

    Great book, glad I found it.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • July 14, 2008 Excellent book on chord voicings

    This book is really good; it provides a clear and systematic approach to building common jazz chords as they occur in typical chord progressions. There are plenty of exercises, sample tunes to apply them, and notes on how to use them. There's also a play-along CD that's...

    a really nice addition. Great investment for the aspiring jazz pianist.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Maryland
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • May 06, 2008 The best for learning jazz voicings

    This book on chord qualities is great. I'd worked on chords in the past, but it was so overwhelming, it was hard to know where to start. Most jazz instructional books totally suck. They just throw this stuff at you with no system whatsoever. One book my old teacher...

    had me working had you playing altered 13th voicings by page 6. That is crazy. It never even talked about basic shell voicings and you are supposed to be playing advanced chords off the bat. DeGreg's book is totally systematic and easy to follow using a step by step process, although it takes a LOT of time. There's no free ride. But if I'd had this book, it would have saved me literally years of frustration.

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