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Jazz Piano Technique

Exercises, Etudes & Ideas for Building Chops

By John Valerio

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Exercises, Etudes & Ideas for Building Chops. Keyboard Instruction. Softcover with CD. 192 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.312059).

Item Number: HL.312059

ISBN 1423498151. 9x12 inches.

This one-of-a-kind book applies traditional technique exercises to specific jazz piano needs. Along with warm-ups, etudes isolate each technical problem within a jazz context. This allows for improvisation, directly addressing the needs of the jazz player. Practicing is not only pragmatic, it's fun! Topics include: scales (major, minor, chromatic, pentatonic, etc.), arpeggios (triads, seventh chords, upper structures), finger independence exercises (static position, held notes, Hanon exercises), parallel interval scales and exercises (thirds, fourths, tritones, fifths, sixths, octaves), and more! The CD includes 45 recorded examples.

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