By Ann Collins
Book & CD
Jazz Works is a beginning jazz piano method created for the classically trained pianist who plays and reads on the intermediate level. Concepts and skills are presented through example and explanation in each chapter. Practice exercises prepare the player to apply the new skills to the tunes included in each chapter. Pieces are presented in lead sheet format: melody lines with alphabet chord symbols. Accompaniment tracks for most exercises and all tunes are recorded on the 2 CDs included and are also available separately in General MIDI Disk format.