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The Jazz Piano Book

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  193 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endors ...more
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Published January 1st 2011 by Sher Music Co. (first published June 1st 2005)
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Rian
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book... Gives an OK insight into some of the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic concepts that you will have to wrap your head around if you're entering the Jazz world. Don't get too caught up on some of the semantics and history because a lot of it isn't 100% accurate (for example, Mark constantly espouses major scale harmony as the best way to learn changes, claiming that the chord tone/non chord tone based approach that Dizzy and Bird used is inferior). The listening suggestions are ex ...more
David
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Very good and very dense book dealing with the theory and practices that go into jazz piano. As a classical musician, I found it challenging but not overwhelming. That said, it is going to take some careful re-reading, along with applied practice. I do not recommend this book at all to anyone who is a beginning pianist. This is best for the pianist accomplished in general technique, who reads music, and wants to explore this genre.
Daniel
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i don't really play piano often, its a nice book for reference and framework of jazz harmony but applying it to my instrument can be a bit tricky. Also a good book for finding great jazz songs although not really its intended purpose ~;)
Morris Nelms
Mar 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Best book of its kind.
Amanda Hwang
One of the books used for jazz theory and jazz performance.
Guido
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy buen libro para los que quieran adentrarse en la teoría del jazz. Requiere un cierto conocimiento previo, lógicamente, pero es bastante accesible. Es el mejor en su tipo.
Leroy Rodriguez
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one to return to over and over!
What a great wealth of information on how and why the greats get "that sound"!
Mike
Jun 18, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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You need this if you're going to teach yourself jazz piano.
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