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A Classical Approach To Jazz Piano - Improvisation

Instrumental Tutor | Tuition
Instrumentation Piano
Publisher Hal Leonard
Series keyboard instruction
Written by Dominic Alldis, Jazz Piano Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, this is an invaluable tutor for those wishing to incorporate their previous classical training into learning the Jazz idiom. Divided into two parts, part one begins with improvisation using pantatonic scales, this encourages an exploration of the keyboard using a rudimentary melodic and harmonic framework. Part two begins with an introduction to bebop by applying the melodic syntax found in a Bach prelude to aharmonic progression of a jazz standard.
Features explanations and examples of:
  • Pentatonic Improvisation
  • The Blues
  • Rock Piano
  • Rhythmic Displacement
  • Scale Theory
  • Major Scale Theory Applied
  • Melodic Syntax
  • The Language of Bebop
  • Minor Scale Theory Applied
  • Pentatonic Scale Theory Applied
  • Left-Hand Accompaniment
  • Walking Bass Lines
  • Thematic Development
  • Performance Tips.
    This book represents the culmination of hundreds of hours spent teaching jazz piano, and should be an enjoyable course of study for anyone who loves jazz piano and who wants to make steps towards understanding the vast array of possibilities open to the improvising pianist.
    Difficulty Intermediate-Advanced
    Store Tuition
    Product Format Instrumental Tutor
    Genre TUITION
    Pages 164
    ISBN 9780634058295
    UPC 073999473292
    Edition Number HL00310979
    Catalog No. HL00310979
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clear print easy to follow text
needs a cd or dvd
Confirmed purchase: 18 April 2016
Published on: 18 June 2016
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