Intro to Jazz Piano - Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series
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Intro to Jazz Piano - Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series

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Author: Mark Harrison

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Table of Contents

About The Audio
About The Author
Jazz Music and Jazz Standards
Intro to Jazz Piano Voicings and Comping
The II–V–I Progression
Seven-Three Chord Voicings
Jazz Swing Comping Rhythms (Swing Eighths)
Bossa Nova Comping Rhythms (Straight Eighths)
Circle Of 5ths And Circle Of 4ths Review
Major 7th, Minor 7th, And Dominant 7th Chords In All Keys
II–V–I Progressions In All Keys (Seven-Three Voicings)
II–V–I Progressions In All Keys
Comping Through "Autumn Leaves"(Jazz Swing)
Comping Through "Blue Bossa"(Bossa Nova)
More Jazz Piano Voicings and Patterns
Left-Hand Jazz Swing Pattern "In 2,"
Left-Hand Bossa Nova Pattern "In 2,"
Seven-Three Extended Chord Voicings
Left-Hand Jazz Swing Pattern "in 4,"
The Jazz-Blues Progression In F
Block (Four-Part) Chord Voicings
II–V–I Progressions In All Keys (Block Voicings)
Comping Through "Just Friends"
Intro to Jazz Piano Melody Treatment
The "Seven-Three Below Melody" Technique
The Top-Note Voicing Exercise
The "Block Voicing Below Melody" Technique
Intro to Jazz Piano Soloing
Soloing Techniques For Jazz Standards
Soloing Techniques For Jazz-Blues
Style File
1. Duke's Sweetheart
2. Carnival Time
3. Stella By Candlelight
4. Kitten Up A Tree
5. Cool Blues

This comprehensive book with online audio is the perfect Intro to Jazz Piano. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, the tools, and the techniques used by the pros. The accompanying audio tracks demonstrate most of the music examples in the book. The full band tracks feature the rhythm section on the left channel and the piano on the right channel, so that you can play along with the band. Covers: jazz chords and progressions; jazz swing and bossa nova comping; voicings and patterns; melodic treatment; soloing techniques; how to play from a fake book; and more. Get started today!

Audio files are accessed online using the unique code inside each book and include the PLAYBACK+ multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right – available exclusively from Hal Leonard.

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