Jazz Piano Basics – Book 1


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Book 1 of a two-volume series that presents the fundamentals of jazz in a logical and accessible way, primarily through short progressive exercises. Ideal for classically trained pianists in traditional lessons who are a little cautious of learning jazz, as well as for those simply wishing to expand their existing jazzabilities. Also very useful for pianists interested in participating in a school jazz program. The online audio tracks are indispensable to the series, in particular the fun and practical Q&A improv exercises. Features 9 performance pieces: Funkasaurus ? Midtown Strut ? Jumpin’ Jazz ? Stepping Out ? Petite Waltz ? Elling Tones ? Blue Bop ? Avenue D ? Big Earl’sHonky Tonk Blues. Concepts covered include: ? Improvisation ? Swing rhythms ? Common jazz chords and scales ? Accompaniment techniques ? 12-bar blues, and much more! NOTE: Jazz Piano Basics is a revised and vastly expanded version of the Jazzabilities series.

Song List

  • Steppin’ Out
  • Petite Waltz
  • Blue Bop
  • Funkasaurus
  • Jumpin’ Jazz
  • Elling Tones
  • Big Earl’s Honky-Tonk Blues
  • Midtown Strut
  • Avenue D