A Classical Approach To Jazz Piano - Improvisation

Books | Piano

Publisher: Hal Leonard
Author: Dominic Alldis
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor
Written by Dominic Alldis, Jazz Piano Tutor at the Royal Academy of Music, this is an invaluable tutor for those wishing to incorporate their previous classical training into learning the Jazz idiom. Divided into two parts, part one begins with improvisation using pantatonic scales, this encourages an exploration of the keyboard using a rudimentary melodic and harmonic framework. Part two begins with an introduction to bebop by applying the melodic syntax found in a Bach prelude to aharmonic progression of a jazz standard.
Features explanations and examples of:
  • Pentatonic Improvisation
  • The Blues
  • Rock Piano
  • Rhythmic Displacement
  • Scale Theory
  • Major Scale Theory Applied
  • Melodic Syntax
  • The Language of Bebop
  • Minor Scale Theory Applied
  • Pentatonic Scale Theory Applied
  • Left-Hand Accompaniment
  • Walking Bass Lines
  • Thematic Development
  • Performance Tips.
    This book represents the culmination of hundreds of hours spent teaching jazz piano, and should be an enjoyable course of study for anyone who loves jazz piano and who wants to make steps towards understanding the vast array of possibilities open to the improvising pianist.
ISBN: 9780634058295
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 20 November 2003
No of pages: 164
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00310979

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          Musicroom Reviews

          A well laid out and easy to read and understnd book on improvisation. I was a lot clearer on how to learn and also teach improvisation once I began to use the book.
          Anonymous - (Dungannon, United Kingdom)
          This is a useful resource for those wishing to get to grips with the Jazz Idiom.
          Anonymous - (Berkhamsted HP4 1PR, United Kingdom)
          A very useful book think can learn a lot from it
          Anonymous - (Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom)
          Excellent book - clear, comprehensive (164 pages!) and at the right level for anyone with a good knowledge of the piano. Gives you a much better insight into the theory behind the notes as well.
          Anonymous - (Shoreham-By-Sea)
          Having attained grade 8 15 years ago and not having practised a great deal since, I found this book quite a steep learning curve, but achievable. Very clear descriptions, easy to understand, you are quite quickly able to try improvising with good results.
          Anonymous - (Herts, United Kingdom)