Introduction to Jazz Piano: A Deep Dive

Product Number: HL355591

Publisher: Sher Music/Hal Leonard

Medium: Softcover

Author: Jeb Patton

Introduction to Jazz Piano: A Deep Dive starts from the beginning and helps you develop all the skills necessary to become a functional jazz pianist. For the dedicated student, this book will be your “bible”! It covers a wide range of subjects: the blues, comping skills, chord voicings from basic to more intriguing ones, strategies for building solid solos, and much more. Accompanying audio files are available for free download at www.shermusic.com. Jeb Patton, long-time pianist for Jimmy Heath and the Heath Bros., is an in-demand New York musician and a recording artist in his own right, as well as the author of several earlier Sher Music Co. books.

Contents Include:

• 60 Workouts You Can Do with Classic Jazz Recordings

• Triad Study and Application to Folk Songs and the Blues

• Blues Phrasing

• Basic Voicing Techniques

• Comping with Closed Position Voicings

• Intro to Barry Harris's “Little Chords” and Sixth-Diminished Scale Concept

• Comping Games and Exercises

• Comping with Open Position Voicings

• How to Create Solo Piano Arrangements of Standards

• How to Practice Scales

• How to Develop Melodic Building Blocks for Soloing

• Intro to Transcribing and Assimilation Transcriptions.

250 pages. Dimensions: 11.00" long x 8.50" wide.

UPC: 840126939736

EAN/ISBN-13: 9780997661750

ISBN-10: 0997661755

$28.00

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