Dan Haerle – Jazz/Rock Voicings for the Contemporary Keyboard Player

Jan 17 2017

Dan Haerle – Jazz/Rock Voicings for the Contemporary Keyboard Player

An intermediate method for jazz and rock keyboard players. Prerequisite is the knowledge of common chord types. The book provides information on the application of chords and the principles of chord functions and substitutions. Dan Haerle taught Jazz Piano, Jazz Fundamentals, Advanced Jazz Improvisation, Jazz MIDI, Graduate Jazz Improvisation, Rhythm Section Master Class and he supervised the jazz chamber music program. He directed the Jazz Strings and a keyboard ensemble called The Zebras. He taught the courses in basic MIDI theory, sequencing and jazz notation. He has recorded many Jamey Aebersold play-alongs, has several jazz text books published, is...

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Jazz Play-Along Volume 21 – Rodgers And Hart Classics

Jan 08 2017

Jazz Play-Along Volume 21 – Rodgers And Hart Classics

A fabulous collection of classic show numbers by the masters of musicals and film! For use with all B flat, E flat and C instruments, the The Jazz Play Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all Jazz musicians. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were a renowned and respected songwriting duo between the years of 1919 and 1943, writing 38 professional shows and films. Rodgers wrote the music after the words of Hart, creating catchy and infectious melodies to match the witty lyricism and wordplay. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and other split track choices on the...

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Stephen Duro – Jazz Club Piano Solos Volume 3

Dec 31 2016

Stephen Duro – Jazz Club Piano Solos Volume 3

Twelve jazz classics specially arranged for solo piano by Stephen Duro. The piano has clearly been a wildly popular instrument ever since its first introduction to the music scene, as both a solo instrument and an accompaniment. Its instant popularity led to a massive influx of solo piano pieces being written – some a violent explosion of color and motion, others a slow, melodic meditation. Some pieces were less than a minute in duration and some hours long (in fact, there was a rumor circulating recently as to the existence of a post-modern piece whereupon one note is played...

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It’s Easy To Play Elvis

Dec 23 2016

It’s Easy To Play Elvis

Easy to read, simplified arrangements of 18 of Presley’s best-loved songs. Includes ‘Good Luck Charm’, ‘Loving You’, ‘Teddy Bear’, ‘In The Ghetto’ and ‘Return To Sender’. Arranged for piano and vocal with guitar chord symbols. The “It’s easy to play” series is an entirely new departure in music publishing. The music is newly engraved and includes chord symbols and lyrics where appropriate. These fine arrangements are so easy even beginners can play them. A legendary singer. This man was one of the most important forces in all of rock and roll history. He was an American singer who had...

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Jerry Bergonzi – Melodic Rhythms Volume 4

Dec 12 2016

Jerry Bergonzi – Melodic Rhythms Volume 4

Time and rhythm are king! Number one! We are constantly aware of this fact when we are playing or listening to improvised music. All notes seem to sound good when they are played with good time. Even melodies that use wrong notes sound good when played with good time. What often packages a good time feel are the rhythms a particular artist chooses to use. This book hopefully lends some insight into practicing and playing creative rhythms in a melodic way. Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). *In some cases CD is embedded in the PDF. Recommended software –...

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Kurt Cowling – Gospel Piano

Dec 10 2016

Kurt Cowling – Gospel Piano

This comprehensive book and CD pack provides you with the tools you need to play in a variety of authentic gospel styles, through a study of rhythmic devices, grooves, melodic and harmonic techniques, and formal design. The accompanying CD features over 90 tracks, including piano examples as well as the full gospel band to help capture the true flavor of the style. Fantastic book! Great tool to get that authentic Gospel sound. Simple and easy to understand theory leads to tangible results and improvement at every level. Very accessible and at the same time authentic, with a high level...

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Maurice Lieberman – Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation Volume 2

Dec 06 2016

Maurice Lieberman – Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation Volume 2

This is a great book for students and teachers and worthy to be a supplement for any theorist. Out of 217 pages, there are barely a handful of pages without staffs loaded with examples from the classics and exercise recommendations. Keyboard Harmony and Improvisation – Volume 2 includes chapters 11-19 Secondary 7th Chords, Inversions, Median Triad, imitation and polyphony, appogiatura, leading tone triad, echappe, continuous suspension, double auxilliaries, modulation from minor keys, pedal point, elementary form, bubmediant 7th, diatonic 9th, modulation. Maurice Lieberman Is the author of books such as Ear Training and Sight Singing. Format: PDF, 217 pages...

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Jazz Play-Along Volume 20 – Christmas Carols

Nov 24 2016

Jazz Play-Along Volume 20 – Christmas Carols

Very tasteful arrangements of traditional Christmas carols in Jazz Play-Along Volume 20. For use with all Bb, Eb, and C instruments, the Jazz Play Along series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues, and other split-track choices on the included CD, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. For study, each tune includes a split track with melody cue with proper style and inflection, professional rhythm tracks, choruses for soloing, removable bass part and removable piano part. For performance, each tune also has an additional full...

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The World’s Best Piano Arrangements

Nov 15 2016

The World’s Best Piano Arrangements

The most elegant, lyrical stylings, luscious harmonies, frills and fancies that mark the truly professional player – they are all here in the one collection that you will want to turn to again and again. Whether you play professionally, for friends, or just for your own enjoyment, you will thrill to these exquisite arrangements of the great songs, by such pianists as George Shearing, Bill Evans, Matt Dennis, Teddy Wilson, Earl Hines, Art Tatum, Hazel Scott, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Eddie Heywood, Ed Shanaphy, Dave Brubeck and more truly great arrangers for piano! With standard notation (does not include...

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Jazz Play-Along Volume 19 – Cool Jazz

Nov 13 2016

Jazz Play-Along Volume 19 – Cool Jazz

Jazz Play-Along Volume 19 Cool Jazz. These are proper lead sheets very similar to what would be given out to members of a big band or jazz combo. There’s no clutter—just the melody and chords which is all a musician needs. The band demonstrating the tunes, are absolutely top notch and it’s very well recorded. For anybody learning jazz, these books are the best way to learn actual jazz heads or tunes as the general public would refer to them. For use with all Bb, Eb, and C instruments, the Jazz Play Along series is the ultimate learning tool...

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