The Complete Jazz Keyboard Method: Mastering Jazz Keyboard

The Complete Jazz Keyboard Method: Mastering Jazz Keyboard

By Noah Baerman Keyboard/Piano Book & Online Audio Item: 00-45951
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The conclusion to this power-packed jazz method starts with a review of concepts from Intermediate Jazz Keyboard and quickly moves on to more-advanced concepts like chord voicings, modal soloing, substitution, reharmonization, modes of the minor scales, diminished and whole tone scales, walking bass, stride piano technique, non-diatonic progressions, and much more. The perfect launching pad for a lifetime of discovery and joy from playing music, Mastering Jazz Keyboard is essential to any keyboardist's journey into jazz. Companion MP3 audio demonstration tracks are included and can be streamed online or downloaded.

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CHAPTER 1---Review
Modes of the Major Scale
Extended and Altered Chords
Making the Changes
Loafin' Blues
CHAPTER 2---Modal Playing and 4th Voicings
4th Voicings
"So What" Voicings
George's Concept
Parallel Voicings
George's Concept: Parallel So What Voicings
Modal Soloing
Lyricism and Pacing
Sidestepping and Resolving
George's Concept: Sample Solo
CHAPTER 3---Advanced Substitution & Reharmonization
Rhythm Changes
Riffin' in Rhythm
Talk to Me, Brownie
Remembering Two Giants
Sample Rhythm Changes Solo
Coltrane Changes
It Takes Big Feet
All Them Thangs Trane Was
Ted, Can You Dig It?
Putting These Substitutions to Work
CHAPTER 4---New Scales
The Jazz Melodic Minor Scale
Modes of the Melodic Minor
The Melodic Miners
Symmetrical Scales: Diminished & Whole Tone
Condiment Man
Modes of the Harmonic Minor
Greene Machine
The Lydian Diminished Scale and Its Modes
Un Portrait de Michel
Blues for Yusef
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 5---Triads & Pentatonic Scales Revisited
Triads Revisited
Upper Structures
Chart: Triad Possibilities for 7th Chord Voicings & the Extended Colors They Imply
You Neeque: Chord Study with Upper Structures
Bi-Tonal Triads
Keith's Inspiration
Climb That Beanstalk
Pentatonic Scales Revisited
Herbie Times Five
Herbie Times Five: Sample Solo
Using Multiple Pentatonics in Modal Playing
George's Concept: Sample Solo with Multiple Pentatonics
Pentatonics in Modal Playing: "Takin' It Outside"
George's Concept: Sample Solo with Outside Pentatonics
CHAPTER 6---Solo Playing
Big Brother Hank
Walking Bass
Big Brother Hank: Walking Bass
Big Brother Hank: Stride
Leaving More Space
Big Brother Hank: Sample Solo
An Evening with Kate
Playing the Melody
An Evening with Kate: Solo Keyboard
An Evening with Kate: Sample Solo
Duo Playing
CHAPTER 7---Building Intensity
Tune for Timmons
Block Chords: Locked Hands Style
Rhythmic Devices
Cecil's Revolution Blues
Non-Diatonic Progressions
Shorter but Hipper
Playing Over Non-Diatonic Changes
Shorter but Hipper: Sample Solo
CHAPTER 8---Afterwords
Maybe: Sample Solo
Special Situations

Additional Information

Series: Complete Method
Author: Noah Baerman
Instrument: Keyboard/Piano
Format: Book & Online Audio
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-45951
ISBN 10: 1-4706-3580-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-3580-0
UPC: 038081522005

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