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Jazz Piano Handbook composed by Michele Weir. For Piano. Lead Sheet; Reference Textbooks; Textbook - Jazz. Jazz. Book & CD. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26926).
ISBN 0739047957. Jazz.
If you’re a jazz singer or instrumentalist and don’t already have basic skills in jazz piano: now is the time! Piano skills are the gateway to understanding chords and progressions, checking lead sheets for accuracy, learning new tunes, arranging, writing your own tunes, becoming a better improviser and so on. This book outlines an easy step-by-step process that makes learning basic jazz piano easy and fun!
- Before You Begin: Piano Review
- Technique basics
- Five-note warmup
- Diatonic triads
- Chapter 1: Jazz Piano 101
- Circle of Fifths
- Chord Types
- Intro to Voicings
Chapter 2: Position #1 (P1)
- Voicing P1 (major, dominant and minor seventh chords)
- ii-V-I progression
- Pattern P1 major
- Voicing P1 (minor seventh, flat five chords)
- Pattern P1 minor
Chapter 3: Position #2 (P2)
- Voicing P2 (major, dominant and minor seventh chords)
- Pattern P2 major
- Voicing P2 (minor seventh, flat five chords)
- Pattern P2 minor
Chapter 4: Applying the Patterns
- Connecting the dots
- The nature of chord progressions
- FAQ: What do I do if...?
Chapter 5: Rhythmic Styles
- Bossa Nova
- Additional rhythmic styles: jazz waltz, samba and ballads
ABOVE AND BEYOND
- Chapter 6: Expanding Your Palette
- Color Notes
- Five-note voicings
Chapter 7: Positions #3 (P3) and #4 (P4)
- Voicing and pattern P3
- Voicing and pattern P4
- Mixing and matching patterns (P1, P2, P3, and P4)
Chapter 8: Open Voicings
- Drop 2
- Non-formulaic open voicings
Chapter 9: Pianistic Texture
- Broken Chords
- Passing notes
Chapter 10: Playing the Tune
- Harmonizing the melody
- Melodic troublemakers
Appendix I: Etudes (Jazz Standards)
- 1. Rainy Day
- 2. You Love Me
- 3. The Moon Has Risen
- 4. Lullaby for the Birds
- 5. A Fool's Day
- 6. In Love I Will Fall
- 7. Time and Time Again
- 8. Far Away a Long Time Ago
- 9. What Could Be New?
- 10. Don't Tell Me
- 11. You Are All Things
- 12. Valentine's Day
- 13. Embraceable You
- 14. A Foggy Day
Appendix II: Catalog of Chord Symbols and Color Notes
Jazz Piano Handbook
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