Having played for less than a year, I go through many of the questions most beginners ask. What should I practice, how should I practice, how should I spend my time? etc... Every so often I have a new revelation. For the last 2 or 3 months, my thing has been playing transcriptions. I found this book called "Jazz Conceptions (Jim Snidero / Advance Music)" of jazz etudes. I like the book. I like it because it covers practically all the topics you'll find in theory books like the Levine. I like it beca...
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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