ABRSM Jazz Piano: Grade 3 (CD)

CDs | Piano

Publisher: ABRSM Publishing
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Complete aural guide to the jazz syllabus, Grade 3.
  • Contains performances of all the pieces for the grade, with sample improvisations at the level.
  • Includes 'minus one' tracks of three of the graded pieces for you to play along with bass and drums.
  • Shows how the aural tests and quick study work in the exam, with an 'examiner' and 'candidate.'
  • Contains practice aural tests and examples of scales.
  • Kicks off with superb trio takes of three of the pieces for the grade.
  • ISBN: 9781860960123
    Skill Level: Easy Explain this
    Published on: 20 March 2000
    Language: English
    Catalogue No: D012X

        Musicroom Reviews

        This is a great addition to the Grade 3 Book (they really should be packaged together). The CD opens full trio performances of 3 of the tunes on the syllabus (expert performances ... designed to show you how the songs could sound as you develope beyond Grade 3 level). Then each tune on the syllabus is played as a solo piano piece, complete with a piano solo, just to demonstrate the approach you could take for your own solos. This is my main motivation to buying the CD ... I really needed those examples. The next section offers 3 backing tracks with extended solo sections. This is an invaluable addition to the CD. I have played Birks Works so many times now and each time I feel myself getting gradually better. Very motivating ... !! Finally, there are a number of tracks demonstrating how the remaining part of the Grade 3 exam will be conducted. E.g. "Play this little phrase" ... "Improvise a reply to this simple phrase" ... "Hum these few notes" ... That kinda thing! All in all, this is a very useful study tool which really helps those tunes come to life.
        Anonymous - (Ireland)
        Really good accompanying cd for the book. Well produced and contains extra information to help the student.
        Anonymous - (Newbury, United Kingdom)

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