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  Playing by ear or memorizing

I have heard and read a lot about playing by ear.  There are books and online method courses out there touting that they can teach you to play by...

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  melodic minor harmony

Anybody know when melodic minor harmony was first used in jazz. How it became known as melodic minor harmony?...

02/03/2006, by 0 replies
  The European Real Book, Sher Music


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  Ray charles and harry connick jnr books

hey im looking to buy books by these artists but the only books i can find have the vocals written in with the melody......... but i want to play what ther...

09/21/2005, by 0 replies
  Bill Evans

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07/19/2005, by 0 replies
  modern Jazz Voicings

I need book. I'm Vietnamese! thanks...

04/26/2005, by 0 replies
  The Inner Game of Music

This is a book based on "The Inner Game of Tennis" by Tim Galway.  The author, Barry Green, a bassist, read "The Inner game Of Ten...

02/22/2005, by 0 replies
  The Piano Shop on the Left Bank

Somebody gave me this a few years back, and I have to say that for someone who has spent time working on pianos, loves the smell of old wood and the beauty...

02/21/2005, by 0 replies
  book on adult learning jazz piano

Hi, I read this great book 2 years ago about someone teaching themselves jazz piano.  I think he was in New York or the east coast.  It...

02/01/2005, by 0 replies
  Mike Longo - The Technique of Creating Harmonic Melody for the J

This book deals with the use of chord tones as the basis of improvising over functional harmony. Since almost every other book focuses on scales, it´s wort...

11/16/2004, by 0 replies

Transcribe! is a great program available from It allows you to play the tune you wish to transcribe at slowed down speeds wi...

10/18/2004, by 0 replies
  Thinking in Jazz - Paul F. Berliner

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10/16/2004, by 0 replies
  Charlie Parker Omnibook

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10/15/2004, by 0 replies
  Jazz Arranging Techniques - Gary Lindsay

For all those interested in writing for combos and big bands, check out Gary Lindsay's "Jazz Arranging Techniques" at

10/12/2004, by 0 replies
  Sher Music - Real Books

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10/12/2004, by 0 replies
  Ted Pease and Ken Pullig - Modern Jazz Voicings

Click Here to purchase.---------------thelonius -- 04/26/2004, 13:42:03 -- #3905 Another harmony book that impressed me (although...

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  John Mehegan

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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.

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Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.

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