Eight jazzy pieces for piano with CD accompaniment and tips on improvisation and chords. Written to encourage the development of improvisational skills, Piano Grooves is for players who've had a basic classical training, but now feel they'd like to work in jazz and popular styles. The eight pieces range from Blues to Bossa, from Funk to Romantic Ballad. With their CD accompaniments (in addition to full recorded performances) you can be your own soloist, with backing band, drums, bass guitar and strings. A regular contributor to Music Teacher magazine, a songwriter and arranger and a special representative for the Yamah-Kemble disklavier piano, Tony Cliff writes clearly and concisely, both in words and in music. His tips, guidance, targets and helping hand offer players a maximum of musical enjoyment with a minimum of theoretical fog.