This is definitely not a harmonic system for those who are looking for rules by which to write music. Rather this is an approach to unlocking the limitless harmonic possibilities which are unique to the piano. This approach can be developed in a personal manner through a lifetime without ever exhausting the creative possibilities. Of course, it is also applicable to jazz composing and arranging. The book includes hundreds of musical examples and five compositions by Bill Dobbins.
A Chromatic Approach To Jazz Harmony And Melodyby David Liebman
Learn how to solo like the masters!The ultimate practice book for serious jazz guitarists!The Cellular Approach is a practical method for developing the ability to create convincing jazz solos in a wide variety of playing situations.It takes actual jazz lines recorded by master players and then slices them up into small cells that can be re-combined into longer lines to fit almost any harmonic situation.This enables the player to improvise his or her own lines that sound just as interesting and melodic as the masters without resorting to simply copying others. Fingerings and string choices are often given too, making it particularly valuable to guitarists who want to actually master their instrument.Some of the harmonic situations dealt with include: Fast-moving cycles such as the bridge of Jordu Chromatic II-V changes Turnarounds, including many that are useful for dealing with rhythm changes Jimmy Heath´s C.T.A. changes John Coltrane´s Giant Steps changes. In addition, slower moving II-Vs are covered, using various strategies for stringing together the short cells into long flowing lines. 189 pages, $30 list price.There is a complete discussion of how to break out of diatonic-derived lines by using the cellular approach to create side-slipping and other intervallic lines — creating ultra-hip solo phrases in the style of modern masters such as Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and Herbie Hancock.Finally, the cell concept gets transcended as twelve tone rows in the style of Mike Stern and others are explored, as well as lines derived from 23rd chords — for the adventurous that are interested in paving a way into the future.Randy Vincent is a master player and teacher. The information in this book is very thorough and complete and the insights he offers are invaluable to anyone who is interested in improvising. This is a most welcome addition to the world of jazz pedagogy. Thanks, Randy!!!”— Bruce FormanThis book is good for ALL instruments. The patterns and exercises are excellent!”— Jamey AebersoldRandy Vincent´s new book ´The Cellular Approach´ very concisely lays out some great ideas for improvising. I look forward to delving deeper into this book. Congrats, Randy!”— Dave Stryker
This book should be seen as a method to help the artist to develop his or her own way when trying to improvise chromatically. Through the concepts and examples offered, the improvisor should be able to use this material alongside already familiar tonal ideas. Specifically, the book serves as a guide for organizing chromaticism into a coherent musical statement meant to satisfy both the intellectual and emotional needs of artistic creation.The reader will be introduced to more than one way of conceiving chromatic lines and harmonies. There is nothing theoretically complex or new in the text, it is the organization of the material as well as many musical examples and transcriptions (Bach, Scriabin, Coltrane, Shorter, Hancock, Beirach, Liebman a.o.) which should serve to inspire musicians to expand their usual diatonic vocabulary. This book also provides insight into the style of playing that David Liebman is known for. In addition the book contains 100 assorted solo lines and 100 chord voicings. More from David Liebman at his homepage. Instrumentation: melody instruments
For All Instruments! By Ben Markley. Learn how to create your own etudes in the style of your favorite players! Doing so reveals their favorite phrases and stylistic tendencies, allowing you to better understand and absorb their approach and concept (plus, you have unique, hip etudes that will be fun to play and share with your friends and students.) Well-known pianist David Hazeltine used this method to develop his own style and refined it over the years to help his students. Now, it is available in book form for all who want to master the art of better phrasing. This is NOT a piano book. This is a single-line approach designed for ALL instrumentalists, including piano.´´David Hazeltine is, quite simply, one of the finest musicians I’ve had the chance to perform with in my two-plus decades as a professional musician. His approach to the piano and his body of work, both on the bandstand and on the multitude of recordings that he has been a part of, place him in a position that is nearly peerless among musicians of his generation, and on a level that truly ranks him, to my ears, among the historical greats of his instrument. Dave is a complete player--flawless technique and execution of ideas, brilliant and daring harmonic awareness, sense of melody, feeling of time and swing, comping, etc., make him a true joy to perform with and to listen to.Over the years, I’ve asked Dave to show me some of his harmonic and melodic concepts. Most times, he’ll present me with a portion of one of his etudes that he’s come up with. I’ve found them all to be tremendously informative. They are crafted in a way that makes the concepts contained in each exercise very organic, and readily accessible to me in my own improvisations. Dave’s meticulous study of the master’s of his instrument has yielded a treasure trove of information. His etudes are designed to maximize the internalization of particular styles and modern Jazz language in general.I’m confident that this book will provide countless hours-- years even--of enjoyment and learning to all who take the time to look into the mind and the learning process of this brilliant musician.”Eric Alexander
A Creative Approach to Jazz Piano Harmony:Klavier. Lehrbuch. Bill Dobbins
A Chromatic Approach To Jazz Harmony And Melody:Lehrbuch mit Online-Audiodatei David Liebman
Dieses zweiteilige englischsprachige Lehrbuch richtet sich an professionelle Jazzpianisten und fortgeschrittene Hobbymusiker, die ihre Kenntnisse der Jazzharmonik erweitern und sich praktische Fertigkeiten aneignen wollen, um typische harmonische Fortschreitungen zu meistern. Teil 1: The ´´Drop-Two´´ Harmonic Technique erklärt verständlich, wie durch Stimmführung, Dissonanzbehandlung und Kontrapunkt eine logische Erweiterung der Syntax der Jazzharmonik entsteht. Mit sorgfältig entwickelten Harmonie-Übungen, die auf einzigartige Weise auf den Inhalt jedes Kapitels eingehen und ihn ergänzen. Schwierigkeitsgrad: 3-4