World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Exploring Jazz Piano - Volume 2

Book with Online Audio

By Tim Richards

Volume 2 Piano - intermediate to advanced
Book with Online Audio. Composed by Tim Richards. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Edition Schott. Awarded the prestigious Music Industries Association Award in 2006 for Best Pop Publication, Tim Richards' Exploring Jazz Piano will help players develop their technical skills, progressing from intermediate level to advanced. Classical, Contemporary, Jazz. Online audio. Schott Music #ED12829D. Published by Schott Music (HL.49030509).

Item Number: HL.49030509

ISBN 9781847615114. 9.25x12.0x0.711 inches. English. Book/Online Audio.

Volume 2 deals with more complex and colorful harmony, from suspended fourth, sharp eleven and thirteenth chords to diminished and altered scales. Advanced voicing, accompaniment and improvisation techniques are examined in detail, including the following topics: Quartal harmony, modal improvisation, long and short II V patterns, altered dominant chords, polychords, stride piano, Bossa Nova, clave and Partido Alto, Lydian and Locrian modes, how to make scales swing, building bebop lines, bebop scales, R235 patterns, the b3 pentatonic scale, rhythm changes, turnarounds, minor II V I, playing in 3/4 time, playing in double-time, tension and release, transcribing, practice routines. 32 pieces by the author appear alongside special arrangements of well-known jazz standards, including: Beautiful Love * Blue Bossa * Blue in Green * Caravan * Impressions * Ladybird * Misty * On Green Dolphin Street * Softly as in a Morning Sunrise * Summertime * Tune Up and Yesterdays. Also included are transcribed solos by Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Hampton Hawes. Audio is accessed online using the unique code inside the book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

Buy Together




Buy both for $82.99

[ { "catalogRefId":"6127925", "quantity":"1" }, { "catalogRefId":"2932090", "quantity":"1" } ]
AddtoCart Print
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Reno, NV
    Difficulty Level:
  • July 17, 2008 Vol 2 is the next step up from Vol 1.

    I have used Volume 1 and Improvising Blues Piano by Tim Richards so I am a BIG fan of his. Volume 2 is the next version of Volume 1. Excellent books if you want to learn JAZZ. It takes lots of time to go through these books. I feel you...

    need Volume 1 before jumping to Volume 2. All three of these books are the BEST "how to do" books I have ever used. I've been looking for these books for many years.

    Read More
    22 of 44 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
  • December 19, 2007 The NEW JAZZ BIBLE

    Along with volume 1, and Improvising Blues Piano, these books are THE mainstay of your jazz learning experience. YEARS of Patience are required.

    22 of 41 people found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.