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A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano Improvisation

By Dominic Alldis

Keyboard Instruction. Improvisation and Jazz. Instructional book. With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples, standard notation and chord names. 160 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.310979).

Item Number: HL.310979

ISBN 0634058290. 9x12 inches.

This keyboard instruction book is designed for the person who was trained classically but wants to expand into the very exciting - yet very different - world of jazz improvisation. Author Dominic Alldis provides clear explanations and musical examples of: pentatonic improvisation; the blues; rock piano; rhythmic placement; scale theory; major, minor and pentatonic scale theory applications; melodic syntax; the language of bebop; left-hand accompaniment; walking bass lines; thematic development; performance tips; and more. Also available by Dominic Alldis: A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano - Exploring Harmony (220017/$19.95).

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    there are bad books. this is one of them

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