ABRSM Jazz Piano: Pieces Grade 1

ABRSM Jazz Piano: Pieces Grade 1

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Skill Level: Easy - Explain this
Series: ABRSM Jazz Piano
Catalogue #: D0030
ISBN: 9781860960031


The Associated Board's Jazz Piano series is a comprehensive introduction to the world of jazz. A pioneering set of publications and a rigorously planned syllabus provide the building blocks you need to play jazz with imagination, understanding and style and to improvise effectively right from the start.

Five books of graded pieces provide a wealth of jazz repertoire for you to play, from the great African-American tradition to the vibrant, dynamic and multicultural nature of jazz today. Throughout, there is a huge range of styles: funky rock grooves, up tempo swing tunes, calypsos, latin pieces, jazz waltzes, modal pieces, bebop, gospel etc. There are classic tunes by such jazz greats as Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk in addition to the brand new pieces which have been specially commissioned from professional British jazz pianists and educators.

Within each album there are 15 pieces presented in three categories - blues, standards and contemporary jazz. Each piece provides a head which contains all the characteristic voicings, phrasing and rhythmic patterns needed for a stylish performance. An improvised section follows, where guideline pitches and left-hand voicings are given as a practical starting point for your own solos.

These pieces will get you playing confidently and creatively.

ABRSM Jazz Piano: Pieces Grade 1 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
10 out of 10


Rednal GB guitarist learning piano
Good selection of songs.
Confirmed purchase: 16 March 2017
Published on: 31 March 2017
10 out of 10


Horsham GB
Enables students to learn to l provide.
Recordings could give a more basic example of improvisation as these are beginners.
Confirmed purchase: 16 June 2015
Published on: 01 July 2015
9 out of 10


Brentwood GB Grade 8 Piano/ Theory
Nice mix of blues, standards and contemporary jazz in easy arrangements which encourage embellishment and soloing.
Hard to fault, really, but there is little guidance for a complete novice without also buying the CD and/or the Jazz Piano From Scratch book from the ABRSM.
Confirmed purchase: 21 April 2015
Published on: 05 May 2015

Musicroom Reviews

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Customer Rating I use this with the CD as it is a great support with some of the rhythms.

Great pieces of music at such an early grade

See more reviews by www.piano4solihull.co.uk - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Quite a different approach for students at Grade 1, and appreciated by those who prefer to rely on playing by ear, rather than always struggling with sight reading. Very useful.
See more reviews by - (Highbridge, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This is a great start for Jazz enthusiasts! Having worked with Charles Beale, it is well produced for musicians to enjoy structure with liberation in their music.
See more reviews by TEL - (Ashford, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Just taken the exam and got a distinction. Not bad for an oldie (56) just starting the jazz trail!

Great pieces looking forward to grade 2.
See more reviews by JohnE - (Houghton le Spring, United Kingdom)

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 28 pages
Language: English
Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Editor: Charles Beale

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