Jazz Piano from Scratch

Author: Charles Beale
Publisher: Abrsm Pub
ISBN: 0634033115
Release Date: 2003-02-01
Genre: Music

(Instructional). Jazz Piano from Scratch is a complete step-by-step guide to playing jazz with confidence and style. Designed for the absolute beginner, it breaks down the process into simple yet fun activities, with many musical examples to illustrate the points made. The accompanying CD provides examples, activities and some great trio playing to use as a backdrop to the student's own work. Together with a range of other supporting materials pieces, scales, quick studies, aural tests and more this book/CD pack provides a comprehensive introduction to the world of jazz.

Jazz Piano Scales

Author: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Great Britain)
Publisher: ABRSM Exam Pieces
ISBN: 1860960081
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Jazz

"...Will develop the technical skills you need to play jazz. It introduces patterns characteristic of the idiom, like the blues scale, the ♭3 pentatonic and various modes. It also explores these patterns on the roots and key centres commonly found in jazz. Regular and flexible practice of these forms, and using them as the basis for improvisation, will give you fluency and technical control and make your playing sound effortless and relaxed...sets out the scales by grade and gives a table of recommended speeds..."--back cover.

Beginning Jazz Keyboard

Author: Noah Baerman
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 0739033956
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Music

Anyone with basic keyboard skills (equivalent to Alfred's Basic Piano, Lesson Book 2) can dig right in and begin learning jazz right away. Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way through 7th chords, pentatonic scales and modulating chord progressions, this book features a full etude or tune demonstrating every new concept introduced. Beginning Jazz Keyboard breaks the age-old tradition of dry, intimidating and confusing jazz books, and provides an actual step-by-step and enjoyable method for learning to play in this style. The DVD demonstrates examples and offers opportunity to play along.

The Jazz Piano Book

Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781457101441
Release Date: 2011-01-12
Genre: Music

The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.

Jazz piano pieces

Author: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Great Britain)
Publisher: ABRSM Exam Pieces
ISBN: 1860960073
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Piano music (Jazz)

"...Provide[s] a wealth of jazz repertoire...to play, from the great African-American tradition to the vibrant, dynamic and multi-cultural nature of jazz today...[includes] a huge range of styles: funky rock grooves, up tempo swing tunes, calypsos, a bossa, latin pieces, jazz waltzes, modal pieces, bebop, gospel, rag and free jazz. There are classic tunes by the jazz greats including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk...brand-new pieces...commissioned from professional British jazz pianists and educators...Within each album there are 15 pieces presented in three categories: blues, standards, 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..."--back cover.

Berklee Jazz Piano

Author: Ray Santisi
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495032202
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Music

(Berklee Guide). Play jazz piano with new facility and expression as Ray Santisi, one of the most revered educators at the Berklee College of Music and mentor to Keith Jarrett, Diana Krall, Joe Zawinul, and thousands of others reveals the pedagogy at the core of Berklee's jazz piano curriculum. From beginning through advanced levels, Berklee Jazz Piano maps the school's curriculum: a unique blend of theory and application that gives you a deep, practical understanding of how to play jazz. Concepts are illustrated on the accompanying online audio, where you'll hear how one of the great jazz pianists and educators of our time applies these concepts to both jazz standards and original compositions, and how you can do the same. You will learn: * Jazz chords and their characteristic tension substitutions, in many voicings and configurations * Modes and scales common in jazz * Techniques for comping, developing bass lines, harmonizing melodies, melodizing harmonies, and improvisation * Practice techniques for committing these concepts to your muscle memory * Variations for solo and ensemble playing * Advanced concepts, such as rhythmic displacement, approach-chord harmonization, and jazz counterpoint

The Blues Bag

Author: Happy Traum
Publisher: Oak Publications
ISBN: 9781783234530
Release Date: 1968-06-01
Genre: Music

The Blues Bag is both a songbook and an instruction book. It is, first of all, an anthology of blues songs, some of which are very well known; others have (as far as I know) never been in print before. As such, it can be used simply as a vehicle for learning new songs, and providing the words and guitar chords for songs you already know. In addition, it provides for the learning guitarist fills, introductions, and turnarounds for the songs, as well as complete instrumental breaks for the majority of the blues presented in this collection. These breaks are written out both in standard music notation and guitar tablature.

Music Technology from Scratch

Author: Mortimer Rhind-Tutt
Publisher: Rhinegold Education
ISBN: 9780857125606
Release Date: 2009-11-20
Genre: Music

How does sound work? How do I record a range of instruments? How do I record, mix and master a track? How do I use MIDI for sequencing and arranging? This book tackles all these questions and more, and is a complete beginner's guide to recording, mixing and mastering music. It is an indispensable resource for anyone studying or interested in music technology, and those wishing to create their own professional-quality recordings. Fully illustrated throughout, diagrams and photos provide step-by-step guides to using your equipment. It includes tips and hints on polishing your recordings and making sure your sessions run smoothly as well as ‘test yourself questions’ and ‘projects’ at the end of each chapter and a full glossary explaining all technical terms and concepts. “Finally a reference book which is not aimed at any specific exam course but addresses the complexities of Music Technology in a student friendly manner. Not only an excellent new reference tool for students, it will also be of great use to the many music teachers who are starting out teaching this subject, and to the keen amateur who produces music at home.” - Ingrid McLean, Subject leader for Music, Hanham High School, Bristol “A reader-friendly approach to dealing with previously complex explanations of technology; presenting clear passages of text and colourful diagrams. The most impressive part of the book is its ability to appeal to a wide variety of readers, both in terms of age and ability. Many of the chapters would be of interest to those who are either starting their career, want to brush-up on their understanding or would like to further engage with their hobby.” - Daisy Sunda, PGCE music student, Oxford Brookes

Fundamentals of Piano Practice

Author: Chuan C. Chang
ISBN: 1523287225
Release Date: 2016-01-06

This is the first book that teaches piano practice methods systematically, based on mylifetime of research, and containing the teachings of Combe, material from over 50 pianobooks, hundreds of articles, and decades of internet research and discussions with teachersand pianists. Genius skills are identified and shown to be teachable; learning piano can raiseor lower your IQ. Past widely taught methods based on false assumptions are exposed;substituting them with efficient practice methods allows students to learn piano and obtainthe necessary education to navigate in today's world and even have a second career. See http://www.pianopractice.org/

Understanding Popular Music

Author: David Ventura
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1780382499
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Popular culture

Fire your passion for pop with this story of popular music through a study of the key themes of style, performers and instruments. The book provides a vivid account of the history of pop, rock, soul, electronic and dance forms from 1950 right up to the present day, and is illustrated throughout. An accessible and invaluable reference resource for students and teachers of GCSE and A level Music, Music Technology and BTEC, it will also appeal to general readers interested in the development of popular music and compositional techniques.

Adventures in Raspberry Pi

Author: Carrie Anne Philbin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119269076
Release Date: 2017-06-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Build cool Raspberry Pi projects with no experience required! Adventures in Raspberry Pi, 3rd Edition is the fun guide to learning programming. Starting from the very basics and building skill upon skill, you'll learn developing fundamentals—even if you've never programmed before. Learning is exciting when you're working your way through cool projects, but the concepts you learn and the skills you master will take you further than you ever thought possible. You'll learn how your Raspberry Pi 3 works and what it can do as you create stories and games, program shapes, code music, and even build Minecraft worlds with projects designed specifically for kids 11 to 15. Author Carrie Anne Philbin is a former high school teacher, and she showcases her skills with clear, easy to follow instructions and explanations every step of the way. If you're interested in programming but find other books hard to understand, this book is your ideal starting point for mastering the Raspberry Pi. Inexpensive, non-intimidating, yet surprisingly versatile, the Raspberry Pi 3 is an ideal way to learn programming. Updated to align with the newest board, this book will teach you fundamental programming skills while having a ton of fun! Get acquainted with your Raspberry Pi's bits and pieces Take control of your Pi's "insides" with simple commands Program games, code music, and build a jukebox Discover where your new skills can take you next The tiny, credit-card sized Raspberry Pi has become a huge hit among kids—and adults—interested in programming. It does everything your desktop can do, but with a few basic programming skills, you can make it do so much more. With simple instructions, fun projects, and solid skills, Adventures in Raspberry Pi is the ultimate kids' programming guide!

Tonal and Rhythmic Principles

Author: John Mehegan
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 0823025594
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Music

The fundamentals of jazz are here explained and systemized in 70 lessons based on 60 jazz standards. It covers the styles of musicians from Buddy Bolden to Dizzy Gillespie.

Teach and Play Samba

Author: Mike Simpson
Publisher: Music Sales
ISBN: 1780382693
Release Date: 2012-03-01

Book accompanied by CD.

Absolute Beginners Voice

Author: Andrés Andrade
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1847726321
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Recorded accompaniments (Voice)

Suitable for both male and female beginners, this step-by-step guide takes you through the basics, from how to stand and breathe correctly to singing your first song.In this great three-part hybrid book you get:- Course book and music- A look and learn course that uses clear diagrams and photographs to illustrate every step of learning.- Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about posture, breathing and performing- Vocal exercises that promote breath control, good tine, resonance and most importantly, safe singing- Ten well-known songs for you to learn- A First Vocal Exercises pull-out chart to guide you through your first weeks- Two Audio CDs- Male and female demonstrations and backing tracks for all exercises and songs- Free Internet Downloads!- Downloadable backing tracks and scores for all songs in alternative keys to suit your voice

First 50 Jazz Standards You Should Play on Piano

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495093135
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Music

(Easy Piano Songbook). Do you feel you've learned enough piano skills to take on some jazz tunes? This book is designed to let beginners dive into jazz standards with success. The arrangements, although easy, are full enough to make you sound great. Lyrics are also included. This collection features 50 of the best jazz standards ever, including: All the Things You Are * Autumn in New York * Body and Soul * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) * Georgia on My Mind * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) * It Could Happen to You * Misty * My Funny Valentine * Night and Day * Satin Doll * Speak Low * Summertime * The Way You Look Tonight * When I Fall in Love * You Stepped Out of a Dream * and more.