A clearly written tutor book aimed at the classical pianist seeking a concise and coherent introduction to jazz piano. The book is divided into two sections:
Section One concerns basic harmony, beginning with a preparatory chapter on scales, intervals and triads. It is followed by chapters on jazz chords, three-part harmony, accompaniment styles and basic jazz theory.
Section Two is a study of advanced harmony, beginning with reharmonisation. It is followed by chapters on four and five-part harmony, upper structure triads, block chords, pentatonic harmony and the influence of classical piano music on jazz.
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 harmonic possibilities open to the improvising pianist.
Day By Day
Hello, Young Lovers
If I Should Lose You
It Might As Well Be Spring (State Fair)
It´s Easy To Remember
My Old Flame
Never Let Me Go
Out Of Nowhere
Stella By Starlight
That Old Black Magic
The Nearness Of You
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me