Jazz Etudes for Piano

Jazz Etudes for Piano

By Michael Orta Piano Book Level: Intermediate / Advanced Item: 00-0607B
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Jazz pianist, recording artist, educator, and author Michael Orta provides effective tools to develop and improve your jazz piano solos. Taking the melody and chord changes of standard songs in every jazz musician's repertoire, Michael walks the pianist through the following steps: a familiar melody rephrased so that it swings, two solo choruses on the chord changes, and an analysis of the solo with regard to voice leading, phrase linking, and sequences. For intermediate to advanced pianists with some knowledge of chord scale theory.

Sample Pages


Title Composer
A Foggy Day (In London Town) George Gershwin (composer); Ira Gershwin (lyricist)
All the Things You Are Oscar Hammerstein II (contributor); Jerome Kern (contributor)
Beautiful Love Haven Gillespie (lyricist); Victor Young (composer); Egbert Van Alstyne (composer)
Blues Michael A. Orta (composer)
Blues in 3 Michael A. Orta (composer)
Easy to Love Cole Porter (composer)
How About You Burton Lane (composer); Arthur Freed (lyricist)
How High the Moon Nancy Hamilton (lyricist); Morgan Lewis (composer)
I Should Care Sammy Cahn (contributor); Axel Stordahl (contributor); Paul Weston (contributor)
Just Friends John Klenner (contributor); Sam M. Lewis (contributor)
Long Ago and Far Away Ira Gershwin (lyricist); Jerome Kern (composer)
Minor Blues Michael A. Orta (composer)
Rhythm Changes Michael A. Orta (composer)
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Sigmund Romberg (contributor); Oscar Hammerstein II (contributor)
Two, Five One Michael Orta (composer)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (from "Wake Up and Dream") Cole Porter (composer)

Additional Information

Author: Michael Orta
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 56
Item Number: 00-0607B
ISBN 10: 0-7579-1144-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-7579-1144-6
UPC: 654979065500

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