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Metaphors For The Musician

By Randy Halberstadt

Composed by Randy Halberstadt. This edition: spiral-bound. Jazz. Method book. 334 pages. Published by Sher Music Company (SR.MET).

Item Number: SR.MET

ISBN 9781883217129. Jazz. 8.5" x 11" inches.

"Metaphors For The Musician" gives insights into almost every aspect of jazz musicianship, including scale/chord theory, practice strategies, composing techniques, performance psychology and how to create the states of mind that produce the best improvisations.

Serious jazz pianists will find valuable information about chord voicings and comping, while novices will benefit from fresh approaches to scales and inversions.

Designed for any level of player, on any instrument, "Metaphors For The Musician" provides numerous exercises throughout to help the reader turn these concepts into musical reality.


JERRY BERGONZI, jazz saxophonist
"Randy knows how to break things down so a student can actually understand it. This book is chock full of great gems that both students and professional players could really benefit from."

JESSICA WILLIAMS, jazz pianist
"Randy talks about the experience, the real-time event, the nuts-and-bolts reality of making music from the heart. I recommend this book to anyone who is serious about music."

BILL MAYS, jazz pianist
"Never pedantic, this book moves in a logical, step-by-step, "hands-on" and easy to understand manner. It helped solidify and codify many things I 'knew' but had never been able to articulate. I highly recommend 'Metaphors For The Musician'."

GEORGE CABLES, jazz pianist
"Metaphors For The Musician" is an excellent tool for students and teachers alike."

CHUCK SHER , jazz publisher
"Out of the many unsolicited manuscripts we have received in the last few years, this is the only book that I knew we had to publish.".

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  • July 31, 2007 excellent

    nice book for jazz musicians . particularly jazz pianists . not just about music...

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