Jazz Keyboard for Pianists and Non Pianists

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457493935
Format: PDF
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A new book from the man who has set the standard for jazz and improvisation learning materials. A compilation of 15 years of teaching jazz keyboard at several universities. The book also contains a Teacher's Supplement. Usable for classroom or individual study. If you are a pianist, or arrange, compose, accompany, play any instrument, read fake books, coach groups, teach or earn a living in the music field, you need this book.

How to Create Jazz Chord Progressions

Author: Chuck Marohnic
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457494055
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Chuck Marohnic gives the keyboard player a basic vocabulary of scales and chords, chord changes and voicings. Included is information about the cycle of fifths, the III-V-I progression, chord substitutions, blues, turn-arounds, relative majors/minors.

Jazz Arranging

Author: Norman David
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461659981
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book examines arranging methods and their applications. It is designed to be used in a jazz studies program and as a professional reference manual for musicians. The text begins with a historical overview of jazz band instruments and a study of their characteristics. The body of the text includes an examination of relevant terminology, notational devices, principles of theory, and arranging techniques.

The Jazz Piano Book

Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101440
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.

Jazz Scales

Author: Sean Vigneau-Britt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976515309
Format: PDF
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Scales, chords, and exercises to help improve jazz improvisation and theory. This book is designed for students who know how to read music and want to improve their knowledge of jazz technique and theory. FAQ: What scales does this book include? All seven modal scales, five of the seven melodic minor modal scales, all whole tone scales, diminished scales, pentatonic and blues scales. Transcribed in every key! The full list is: Lydian, Ionian, Mixolydian, Dorian, Aeolian, Phrygian, Locrian, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, Ascending Melodic Minor, Half Diminished, Altered Dominant, Whole Tone, Diminished (Whole Step-Half Step and Half Step-Whole Step), Pentatonic and Blues Scales. Just the scales? Absolutely not! Each scale family includes exercises for practicing the melodies and harmonies produced by that scale. Are there exercises for each scale? Each exercise is written in one key, e.g. F Lydian, C Ionian, etc. You are strongly encouraged to learn the exercises in every key, but transcribing them in every key would require a book forty times longer! I know how to read music, but I'm new to jazz. Is this a good book for me? This is the perfect book for you! The essential melodic and harmonic tools for jazz improvisation are all here. This is a great way to increase your knowledge of jazz improvisation and theory. I am completely new to music. Is this a good book for me? Unfortunately, you need to know how to read music before using this book. Please come back to it when you know the basics and are ready to begin playing jazz!

Jazz Piano Voicings for the Non Pianist

Author: Mike Tracy
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781562240929
Format: PDF
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Every musician should have a basic understanding of how and why pianists voice chords in certain ways. This book, designed by a horn player, addresses and explains the basics of authentic, hip sounding chord voicings in simple, non-pianistic language. You'll be comping on your own over standards in a short period of time. Includes written voicings over many of the most popular Aebersold play-along tracks (including 11 tracks from Volume 54: Maiden Voyage), so you can comp with bass and drums backing you up. No piano skills are required to use this book effectively. Play great jazz voicings today!

Jerry Coker s Complete Method for Improvisation

Author: Jerry Coker
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769218564
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This uniquely organized method devotes a thorough chapter to each of the prevailing tune-types of jazz---standard, bebop, modal, blues, contemporary, ballad and free form---listing and discussing their characteristics and illustrating approaches to understanding and performing each type of tune. Includes CD.