Been playing a horn for 44 years but playing around a lot with the piano for about 30 years. I dig blues and jazz and older music such as 1930's- 1940's. Some 1950's, 60's 70's. I wrote a chord piano method that I use teaching students that has been very successful. I never published it but just use it in my own teaching world because it gets results. First thing I do is to help the student learn that the keyboard isnt a monster and help them get very familiar with it. I call it the mechanical method in the...
Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.
Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.
Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.
Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of "Modalogy" and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.
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