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 CD demonstrates examples and offers opportunity to play along.
Keyboard Voicings: The Complete Guide
Keyboard Voicings: The Complete Guide by Kevin King
Call Number: MT 224 .K54 2000
Publication Date: 2000-12-01
(Musicians Institute Press). This book, designed from MI core curriculum programs, teaches keyboardists everything they need to know about voicings, covering: triads, seventh chords, extended chords, suspended chords and altered chords; inversions; voice leading; intervals; diatonic harmony; and more!
Dictionary of Keyboard Groves
Dictionary of Keyboard Grooves by Gail Johnson (Composed by)
Call Number: MT 192.3 .J63 2003
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
(Musicians Institute Press). The first comprehensive source for keyboard grooves complete with transcriptions and tips on loop construction! Covers: dance, funk, jazz, Latin, reggae, R&B and rock 'n' roll grooves. All loops are fully scored and fully compatible with all samplers and recording software. This book/CD pack can serve as a sample library or a style manual for keyboardists who want to learn new patterns. The CD is filled with keyboard grooves that can be sampled and looped in a groove and includes MIDI files that can be edited (as far as tempo & key), then used in songs, as play-along tracks, or as a learning tool for knowledge of voicing and style. Files are in .wav audio and MIDI format. The book includes sampling tips, notation for all grooves, and much more helpful info.
The Herbie Hancock Collection
The Herbie Hancock Collection by Herbie Hancock (Other Primary Creator)
Call Number: MT68.A38 1992 v.11
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
(Artist Transcriptions). One of American music's most gifted and eclectic artists, Hancock's talent as a pianist and composer is highlighted in these 8 note-for-note solo piano transcriptions of his performances. Includes: Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) * Butterfly * Cantelope Island * Dolphin Dance * Maiden Voyage * 'Round Midnight * Speak like a Child * and Watermelon Man, plus a biography.
The Artistry of Bill Evans
The Artistry of Bill Evans by Carol Cuellar (Editor); Bill Evans
Call Number: M 38.5 .A785 1989
Publication Date: 1989-08-01
Ten songs from this jazz master display his unique lyrical style. Alfie * But Beautiful * Dolphin Dance * Emily * I Will Say Goodbye (Je Vivrai Sans Toi) * Never Let Me Go * Seascape * The Summer Knows (Theme from Summer of '42) * A Time for Love * You Must Believe in Spring.
Accompanying the jazz/pop vocalist : a practical guide for pianists
Accompanying the Jazz/Pop Vocalist by Gene Rizzo
Call Number: MT 239 .R59 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-01
(Keyboard Instruction). The relationship between singer and accompanist is not always an easy one, but when it clicks, it's highly rewarding for both parties and the audience. In this book/CD pack, author and pianist Gene Rizzo reveals the secrets to getting on a singer's accompanist "A" list, covering topics including: exploring song forms, intros and endings, writing a lead sheet, accompanying different vocal styles, descriptive accompaniment, tempo rubato, transposition and more. The book includes two complete songs, and the CD contains both full-version tracks and tracks with the piano part deleted for play-along practice. Appropriate for both solo piano accompanists and players who are part of a combo.