Exploring Jazz Piano - Volume 1

Exploring Jazz Piano - Volume 1 - Schott Pop Styles

Paperback (01 Apr 2005) | English

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(Schott). Volume 1 introduces the intermediate pianist to the basic chord-types used in jazz, from major and minor triads to seventh and ninth chords. Other topics include: Chord/scale relationships, modes, broken chord and scale patterns, pentatonic and blues scales, walking bass lines, Latin rhythms and bass lines, the diatonic cycle, secondary dominants, II V I sequences, horizontal and vertical improvisation, tritone substitution, two-handed voicings, rootless voicings, technical exercises and fingering, accompaniment styles, ear-training, discography (suggested listening). 28 pieces by the author appear alongside special arrangements of well-known jazz standards, including: Autumn Leaves * Fly Me to the Moon * In a Sentimental Mood * Mannenberg * On Green Dolphin St (Part 1) * Ornithology * Song for My Father * Straight No Chaser * Take the A Train. Also included are transcribed solos by Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, an invaluable source of authentic jazz techniques.

Book information

ISBN: 9781902455242
Publisher: Schott
Imprint: Schott
Pub date:
DEWEY: 786.3041
Language: English
Sales rank: 3309
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 942g
Height: 301mm
Width: 231mm
Spine width: 15mm