ABRSM Jazz Piano: Pieces Grade 5

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: 9781860960079
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Language: English
Catalogue No: D0073

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      London GB Mum of piano student
      It's what you need for jazz grade 5 apparently
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      Confirmed purchase: 05 January 2016
      Published on: 21 January 2016

      Musicroom Reviews

      Excellent layout, would recommend to anyone of intermediate classical skill wanting to learn some useful jazz pieces. It is clear but I think tuition (either a further book or a teacher) is needed to supplement the book if you really want to get to grips with jazz.
      Anonymous - (UK)
      Regardless of exams, buy this series of books WITH the cd. great classics, great rhythms - great exams. Far better and more exciting than other exam boards
      Anonymous - (Solihull, United Kingdom)

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