ABRSM Jazz Piano: Pieces Grade 1

Books | Piano

Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
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.
ISBN: 9781860960031
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
No of pages: 28
Language: English
Catalogue No: D0030

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        Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Totnes GB
        A fun starter to playing jazz although this came through my piano teacher and she helps to make the whole experience good.
        None as yet.
        Confirmed purchase: 22 September 2017
        Published on: 07 October 2017
        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

        Musicroom Reviews

        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.
        Anonymous - (Ashford, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Houghton le Spring, United Kingdom)
        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
        Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)
        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.
        Anonymous - (Highbridge, United Kingdom)

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