Real name: espen sande larsen
Occupation: entertainer / pianist / guitar and piano teacher.
Home Page: https://espen.stua.biz
Information: i'm a entertainger / singer / songwriter, but currently working as a piano and guitar teacher. i teach primarily regular stuff like christmas songs and pop. but ocassionally i get someone who wants to learn blues on the piano or guitar. jazz is a rare commodity here in norway, so when i found this site i was thrilled. i come from a line of pianists. my great grandfather was a professional pianist, my father is a pianist, and my big brother is also professional pianist. my father is a jazz pianist, but he is a purist, by that i mean he only uses decims in the bass and root chords in the right. so until i saw this site, this is the only experience i've had with jazz. i hope i will improve my skills by participating on this site.
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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