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Jazz Inventions for Keyboard

50 Etudes that Will Improve the Way You Play Jazz

50 Etudes that Will Improve the Way You Play Jazz. Keyboard/Piano; Method/Instruction. Etudes and Jazz. Instrumental solo book. 123 pages. Alfred Music #00-22695. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22695).

Item Number: AP.22695

ISBN 9780739035382. English.

Pianists all know the benfits of playing the Two-Part Inventions of J.S. Bach. Now, world-respected jazz pianist and composer Bill Cuncliffe has written his own "inventions"" that will benefit every player's understanding and performance of jazz. These great-sounding etudes explore the specific harmonic, melodic, and technical, challenges faced by jazz keyboardists, includdeing the ii-V and ii-V-I progression, outlining changes, chord-tone ornamentation, playing octaves, tonic patterns, block chords, polytonality, stride piano, and left-hand walking bass.

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  • January 18, 2008 Excellent Book

    This book is better than Mark Levine's Jazz Piano Handbook, as it is practical and gives you real applications of jazz theory. Working through it slowly will give you the fundamental skills in jazz piano playing from ii V I (najor/minor) to basic scale theory, block chords, turnarounds...

    , etc. Highly recommended.

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