So I'm back into the groove of playing piano after a summer hiatus. And now my main focus will be on jazz. I really have no concept of how to play it, or where to begin. I stupidly gave away my Hanon book at a garage sale, along with "Classics to Jazz". I'm now kicking myself for it. But I guess I just have to work with what I've got. Starting today, my practice schedule will be such: 1. Major/minor scales 2. Blues scales 3. Preparatory exercises from "Nothin But Blues" book 4. Chords, chords, chor...
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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