ABRSM Jazz Piano From Scratch

Books and CDs | Piano

Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Author: Charles Beale
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Jazz Piano From Scratch is a complete step by step guide to playing jazz with confidence and style. Designed for the complete beginner, it breaks down the process into simple yet fun activities, with many musical examples to illustrate the points made. The accompanying CD provides examples, activities and some great trio paying to use as a backdrop to your own work.
The book deals with rhythm, harmony, melody, structure, chords and changes, modal jazz, blues style, chord substitutions, bebop, style and creativity, improvisation techniques and control.
These skills can be developed by any musician, and the book is designed to ease all players into jazz. It stands also as an indispensable companion to the Board's jazz piano syllabus, examining in Part III the different components of the exams and showing you how to prepare yourself thoroughly.
ISBN: 9781860960154
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
No of pages: 200
Language: English
Catalogue No: D0154

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        Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Thornton Cleveleys GB
        Very comprehensive but need someone to guide you through many of the tasks. Not really a book for beginners on their own.
        Not enough CD song tracks to demonstrate and play along with particular pieces of music.
        Confirmed purchase: 10 November 2015
        Published on: 24 November 2015
        8 out of 10

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        Confirmed purchase: 28 September 2015
        Published on: 12 October 2015
        8 out of 10


        Redhill Surrey GB Ex semi pro piano
        Explanations near the beginning of what music can mean to you and explanations later of technicalities like modal play and movement of chords. I bought it for my granddaughter hoping it will inspire her interest in jazz.
        Perhaps a bit too technical but that's what music is and what the book seeks to teach.
        Confirmed purchase: 17 August 2015
        Published on: 01 September 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        This resource is ideal for taking someone through the early stages of jazz piano and also preparing pupils for the ABRSM jazz piano exams. But I have found it to be more than that: it is very useful for expanding a teacher's field of vision about possibilities in piano lessons. Worth every penny.
        Anonymous - (Chorley, United Kingdom)
        A great, comprehensive guide. Tells you everything you need to know! Nice to use in conjunction with the ABRSM Jazz Piano syllabus, for adults who want to understand more about what they're playing.
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