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Jazz Piano Basics - Book 1

A Logical Method for Enhancing Your Jazzabilities

By Eric Baumgartner

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Piano/Keyboard - Early to Mid-Intermediate
A Logical Method for Enhancing Your Jazzabilities. Willis. Instruction, Jazz. Softcover Audio Online. 88 pages. Published by Willis Music (HL.234476).

Item Number: HL.234476

ISBN 1495094952. 9x12 inches.

Book 1 of a two-volume series that presents the fundamentals of jazz in a logical and accessible way, primarily through short progressive exercises. Ideal for classically trained pianists in traditional lessons who are a little cautious of learning jazz, as well as for those simply wishing to expand their existing “jazzabilities.” Also very useful for pianists interested in participating in a school jazz program. The online audio tracks are indispensable to the series, in particular the fun and practical Q&A improv exercises.

Features 9 performance pieces: Funkasaurus • Midtown Strut • Jumpin' Jazz • Stepping Out • Petite Waltz • Elling Tones • Blue Bop • Avenue D • Big Earl's Honky Tonk Blues.

Concepts covered include: • Improvisation • Swing rhythms • Common jazz chords and scales • Accompaniment techniques • 12-bar blues, and much more!

NOTE: Jazz Piano Basics is a revised and vastly expanded version of the Jazzabilities series.

  • Steppin' Out 
  • Petite Waltz 
  • Blue Bop 
  • Funkasaurus 
  • Jumpin' Jazz 
  • Elling Tones 
  • Big Earl's Honky-Tonk Blues 
  • Midtown Strut 
  • Avenue D 
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