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.
Jerry Coker´s Creative Nudge is an HGH (human growth harmone) for jazz musicians - only legal and void of dangerous side effects. It is an improviser´s steroid that stimulates artistic growth by refocusing energy into specific areas of study and practice. Coker speaks candidly to all jazz musicians - from beginners to advanced players - in a manner that is structured, but not pedantic; conversational, yet impassioned. Its 63 pages contain wisdom gleaned by a life dedicated to and enriched by jazz improvisation.-- Steve Crews, master Jazz Pianist and member of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz QuartetI´m all of one chapter into this pamphlet and am blown away by the positive nature of Coker´s outlook. I am so glad I bought this and cannot put it down!-- Rick Schrenker, Jamey Aebersold Jazz customer from MassachussettsI love your new book! I just read it and really identified with much of the book - particularly melodies and tunes in my head all day & night. I have also always felt that the pinnacle of playing is not a performance but the practicing. I get a lot more pleasure practicing that I do performing - often because it´s my escape into a world all my own and my performances don´t compare to what I play at home. I also loved the aesthetics chapter and couldn´t agree more. You really brightened up my world! Your teaching guidelines mirror your love of teaching and should be guidelines for all of us! You continue to inspire!-- Rick Simerly, jazz trombonist and Summer Jazz Workshops faculty memberExplores the hows, whats, and whys of practice, performance, technique, and musicianship. Sometimes, it only takes a nudge to move your playing to the next level. 6x9 paperback.Why do musicians choose Jazz Improvisation as an outlet for creativity? Why are we creating this music and who are we creating it for? All you need is a little information.Master Jazz Educator Jerry Coker has put together this wonderfully structured text summarizing several important topics regarding Jazz and Jazz Improvisation; giving us all that much needed nudge.Features:Jazz Study PreparationAchieving Maximum ResultsVehicle/Tune-TypesInstrumental Techniques and ToneScales and Keyboard ActivitiesListening and Ear TrainingTeaching JazzRepertoireand Much More!
This volume in Hal Leonard´s Creative Piano Solo series contains 20 jazz pop songs in beautifully distinctive arrangements. These much-loved tunes have been given new and unique treatments for a fun and...
Creative Piano Solo: Jazz Pop SongsUntertitel: Unique, Distinctive Piano Arrangements of 20 Hit Songs Zustand: Neu Einbandart: NotenblattFormat: 304x230x4 mm Isbn-13: 0888680642167 Verlag: Bosworth Musikverlag, Hal LeonardVeröffentlichungsdatum: 201
In this landmark book, cutting-edge NY pianist and recording artist David Berkman shows you how to make practicing interesting and enjoyable by breaking problems into manageable tasks that you can easily master. Filled with hundreds and hundreds of concrete things to work on, along with funny jazz anecdotes illustrating the ideas presented, The Jazz Musician´s Guide To Creative Practicing covers many of the things you need in order to be a complete jazz musician, including: basic jazz theory, clearly explained; how to make scale and arpeggio practicing fun and relevant to playing tunes; how to effectively add chromatic approach notes and upper structure triads to your solo lines; how to practice tunes like Body And Soul, Giant Steps or rhythm changes and get better at the whole tune by mastering individual aspects of it; how to improve your ability to swing, to play in odd meters and to play with different rhythmic feels; how to play fast without losing your ability to make the notes sing. 54 pages, plus a CD of David demonstrating many of the ideas presented.
A Creative Approach to Jazz Piano Harmony:Klavier. Lehrbuch. Bill Dobbins
A Creative Approach to Jazz Piano HarmonyThis 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.Nombre de pages :144
DescriptionDiscover the approach that Jazz players have been using for years, and open up a virtually unlimited world of harmony through chord substitution. The topics covered in this comprehensive guide include: Harmonised major, minor and pentatonic scales Chromatic alteration Secondary dominant substitution Tritone substitution Quartal harmony Using all 12 tones in every key Chord substitutions as applied to 12-bar bluesTheories of advanced harmony are presented here in a manner that is both practical and accessible to the guitarist wishing to extend their playing and improvising vocabulary, enabling you to have seemingly infinite possibilities at your fingertips! The manipulation of chords is an essential part of the Jazz approach, but this book has plenty to offer the composer and arranger as well as the performer. Every lesson is covered by a generous number of exercises, examples and even short pieces, all of which will fire your imagination and inspire your playing.