Good sounding voicings for jazz standards
JAZZ PIANO – SOLO CONCEPTS is a collection of effectively arranged piano pieces, each dedicated to different aspect of Jazz piano playing. Many pieces are specifically written in the style of a prominent jazz pianist so we can investigate the formative techniques underlying many different Jazz styles. In this regard, an explanation of the musical theory and structure of each piece is provided in addition to playing tips and related exercises.
This way it is possible for the student to advance beyond the mere learning of the piece and come to understand the essence of the music in order to creatively apply the newly acquired skills.
Jazz Piano – Solo Concepts
The author, Philipp Moehrke, received his degree in jazz piano and arrangement from the Berklee College of Music and has since worked as a pianist, composer, arranger and producer for different styles of music as well as for film, theatre and music productions. ‘Solo Concepts’ is a continuation of Philipp Moehrke’s jazz piano series which together make the world of jazz piano easily accessible to all from different aspects.
This volume offers tastefully and effectively arranged styles of jazz. The characteristic techniques and the playing styles of pianists like Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock are used, with a short biographical description for each. Style analysis, playing tips, numerous exercises that build on one another and tips regarding similar topics in ‘Voicing Concepts’ guarantee that this book will not merely be a way of expanding your repertoire with attractive pieces, but that the basics of playing jazz piano can be creatively explored. The section on technique is extremely varied, including walking bass, shearing technique and garner technique.
The relatively easy to play pieces have been composed especially for this book in styles like salsa, samba and swing.
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